Roy Halladay looked, well, awful on Tuesday against the Tigers, allowing seven runs on six hits over 2.2 innings. More troubling than the results were the radar gun readings -- 84-85, according to Bob Brookover.
Rather than opine from afar let's take a sampling of the top tweets from the beats in Florida:
Halladay gives up grand slam on his 64th pitch. This is troubling— Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN) March 12, 2013
Halladay gets the next batter, but his afternoon is finished. He threw 69 pitches. Never seen him struggle like this before.— Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) March 12, 2013
Last spring we were split over whether to worry about Halladay's declining velocity. This spring his velocity was up in his first start but has tailed off since.
Not a good omen on a rainy Tuesday.