Phillies starting pitcher Roy Halladay heads to the dugout after pitching the sixth inning against the Marlins, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, in Philadelphia. The Phillies won 6-4. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
Roy Halladay may have pitched his final game ever as a Phillies pitcher in South Philadelphia last night. He had more "Jamie Moyer stuff" than the face breaker we'd come to know over the years, but he walked off the mound in the sixth inning with the lead and went on to earn the win.
Whether Halladay gets a chance to return to Philly to pitch again for the Phillies is left up to management, but Doc said he didn't even have that on his mind yesterday.
“Honestly, I did not think about that,” he said. “It’s not out of lack of respect for the fans or anything like that. I just didn’t think about it. I don’t let myself look that far ahead.”
CSN's Jim Salisbury has more on what could turn out to be Halladay's final start for the Phils in front of the loyal hometown crowd that has come to truly appreciate one of the game's all-time greats. Sadly, his fastball didn't even touch 90 last night.
Chase Utley helped the Phils to the win with a beastly blast that ricocheted off the second deck in right. That guy's still pretty damn impressive.
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It appears the Eagles have lost running back Darren Sproles for a while.
Sproles, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, suffered a broken arm in Sunday's 27-24 victory over the Giants and is out indefinitely.
Sproles left the game early in the second quarter with what was announced as a wrist injury and did not return after running the ball three times for 11 yards.
Despite his loss, the Eagles' run game thrived. Wendell Smallwood, LeGarrette Blount and Corey Clement combined for 160 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 30 carries.
Veteran Torrey Smith, for the time being at least, will take over as the Eagles' punt returner. Smith returned one punt Sunday for nine yards. He tweeted it was his first punt return since high school.
The 34-year-old Sproles seemed to be contemplating retirement after last season, his 11th in the NFL, but backed off this spring during OTAs.
"We're gonna see," Sproles said in June. "Right after we make the playoffs, then come back and ask me."