Ultimately, winning is the name of the game, and it’s absolutely amazing that Roy Halladay has managed nine wins at this point. Perhaps no pitcher other than Roy would have nine wins when considering the lack of run support the Phillies have given him.
Clearly, it’s a lot easier to pitch when you’re working with a big lead. Just think of how great Halladay’s statistics would be if he were receiving more run support.
The Phils have scored three runs or less in nine of Halladay's 10 starts dating back to May 6. It gets worse; the Phils have managed just 12 total runs in Halladay's seven losses. Overall, the Phillies have scored three runs or less in 12 of Halladay's 17 starts.
Not only that, but the Phillies have scored three runs or less in FOUR of Roy’s nine wins! So far in 2010, Halladay has won a game by a score of 2-1, 2-0, 1-0, and 3-2.
On the other hand, the Phillie offense has scored six or more runs in eight of Jamie Moyer’s nine wins (that guy always seems to get tons of runs).
Halladay’s 9-7 record is extremely misleading. He could easily have 12 or 13 wins by now if he had been given the offensive backing that all of us assumed he would get in this, his first year in Phillies pinstripes.
PS: How great is this picture?