The season is unfortunately over for the Philadelphia Phillies — an unfamiliar feeling for Philly baseball fans after the last few seasons of prosperity — but they still have to play the games, and Roy Halladay will take the mound to likely conclude his worst season in more than a decade Saturday night against the Marlins.
After being officially eliminated from postseason contention last night in walkoff fashion despite Cliff Lee's brilliant start, the Phillies will take the field and try to rebound. Standing at 78-79, the Phillies are trying to avoid having their first losing season since 2002, when they went 80-81.
Halladay will take the hill sporting a 4.40 ERA, the worst in a season for him in his entire career. He hasn't been healthy, and at this point the Phillies are hoping he can inspire hope for a bounceback season next season, considering he's 35 and recovering from injury. Ricky Nolasco will take the ball for the Marlins. First pitch is 7:10 p.m. ET.