Updated: October 7, 2010

Inexperience proves costly as Halladay allows walk in debut

By Zaki, PhillyGameday.com

The Phillies offense was able to bail Roy Halladay out of a fifth inning walk as the staff ace’s lack of experience caught up to him in his postseason debut.

Halladay looked visibly shaken as he struggled with his command against Reds outfielder Jay Bruce, but superb defense and several clutch hits propelled the Phillies to a 4-0 win in Game 1 of the National League Division Series.

“Roy’s a professional and will be just fine for us,” manager Charlie Manuel said when asked if he was concerned about Halladay. “I just told him to try and put this outing behind him and forget about the walk. No one expected him to be perfect out there.”

Manuel added that with the experience Halladay gained in his first start, he should have the confidence he needs to “learn from his mistake and pitch better in his next start.”

Zaki is the Chief Rocka and senior writer for PhillyGameday.com.


3 Responses to “Inexperience proves costly as Halladay allows walk in debut”

  1. Jack Burton on October 7th, 2010 1:22 pm

    HAHAHA I see what you did there o_O

  2. Johnny Hamer on October 7th, 2010 1:30 pm

    You just weren’t happy with the first Roy story so you had to 1 up yourself? It’s a good 1 man.

  3. MARK MOMORELLA on October 8th, 2010 8:59 am

    Good God ! That walk must be keeping Roy awake late at night !!

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