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Roy Halladay is coming off one of the toughest seasons of his entire career. It was a year complicated with injuries for Halladay, when he arrived in spring training his fastball velocity was down and people began to question his health.
He eventually landed on the disabled list where he missed seven weeks with a strained right late muscle and never really got his feet under him in 2012.
Like Halladay has done his entire career he persevered the best he could.
On July 29th against the Atlanta Braves, Halladay recorded his 2,000 strikeout of his career when he struck-out David Ross in the first inning of the game. The Phillies would go on to lose 6-2, completing a sweep for the Braves.
When Halladay reached this milestone of 2,00 strikeouts, he became tied for 67th all-time in the category. He currently has 2,066 strikeouts for his career, which ranks him 62nd in the history of the game.
Next on his list to pass is Fernando Valenzuela who has 2,074 strikeouts.
Hopefully Halladay will bounce back in 2013, but his accomplishment of reaching 2,000 strikeouts should not be overlooked.
Halladay will continue to rise on the career strikeout list and when he's all done, he may be on his way to Cooperstown.