Roy Halladay has been shut down for the season, according to multiple reports. He exited his start last night, after only three batters. After a long conversation on the mound, Halladay was relieved from his start, and was replaced by Luis Garcia. It became known later that Halladay was suffering with right shoulder fatigue, and that his season would be over.
Halladay was replaced after three batters, getting one to pop out, and walking two. He reached only 83 MPH, and was sweating heavily, even though he was playing in an air-conditioned stadium in Miami. The laboring Halladay only threw 16 pitches, and five for strikes. Halladay then had a long conference on the mound with Rich Dubee, Ryne Sandberg, and the Phillies athletic trainer before exiting from the game.
In the whole scheme of things, Halladay's audition for a contract has gotten worse, especially since he's showing signs of shoulder problems. The Phillies still would like to re-sign Halladay, but they have to know what type of risk they're dealing with in re-signing him. It's very hard to know how Halladay will be pitching next season, but I still assume teams would be willing to give Halladay a contract because of the type of pitcher he is. That was his last audition for the year, as it really capped off how Halladay has pitched over this season.