After rough outing, Halladay unworried
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) -- Roy Halladay used two meaningful words to alleviate concern over a terrible outing.
"Nothing hurts," Halladay said.
Considering he's coming off an injury-plagued year, that's important news for the Philadelphia Phillies.
Ramon Santiago hit a grand slam and Don Kelly also homered off Halladay, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 10-6 win over the Phillies on Tuesday.
"The results aren't satisfying and that's obvious but the work we've done, there's a lot of progress being made," Halladay said. "I just felt lethargic. The good part is there's no soreness, nothing hurts. I'll trade that any day of the week feeling lethargic over being sore like last spring training where there were times you're hurt."
The Tigers roughed up the Halladay for seven runs in 2s-c innings. The two-time Cy Young Award winner allowed six hits and walked four in his poorest outing this spring. He came in with a 2.16 ERA in three starts.
"There's definitely work to be done, adjustments to be made," Halladay said, adding he's increased the intensity of his workout program and threw an extra bullpen session between starts.
Manager Charlie Manuel seemed more worried than Halladay about his start.
"He says he's healthy, he feels good and nothing's wrong with him," Manuel said. "It concerns me, but I've been in the game long enough that if nothing is wrong with him, just keep working with him.''