Placido Polanco slides safely into third ahead of a tag from Cody Asche in the Marlins' 4-0 win over the Phillies. (USA Today Images)
MIAMI -- In what may have been his final start with the Phillies, Roy Halladay walked off the mound after throwing just 16 pitches and recording one out in Monday night’s 4-0 loss to the Miami Marlins.
Halladay faced three batters in the shortest outing of his career. He walked two of them and got the other to pop out.
According to the Phillies, Halladay, who had shoulder surgery in May, left the game with arm fatigue.
The 36-year-old right-hander is scheduled to start the second-to-last game of the season Saturday in Atlanta, but it’s reasonable to wonder whether he will make that start. Halladay will be a free agent this offseason and his future with the club is uncertain.
The Phillies have lost five straight games.
Starting pitching report
Just five of Halladay’s 16 pitches were strikes.
Halladay (4-5) was charged with one run as his ERA rose to 6.82 in 62 innings this season. He has issued 36 walks for the season. To put that in perspective, he has had five seasons in his career in which he has reached 220 innings and recorded 35 or fewer walks. In 2010, his first season with the Phillies, he won the NL Cy Young award while pitching 250 2/3 innings and walking just 30.
Marlins starter Nathan Eovaldi (4-6) allowed just three hits over 7 2/3 scoreless innings. He walked two and struck out five.
Luis Garcia took over for Halladay in the first inning with two runners on base. He walked Giancarlo Stanton and Justin Ruggiano to force home the game’s first run.
B.J. Rosenberg allowed three runs in the eighth inning as the Marlins opened a 4-0 lead.
At the plate
The Phillies had just four hits.
Zach Miner (0-1, 3.22) will start for the Phillies on Tuesday night against Marlins’ right-hander Henderson Alvarez (4-5, 4.05).