San Diego at Philadelphia

San Diego
W: R. Halladay (8-3) L: M. Latos (5-4)
S: B. Lidge (2)
HR: SD - None   PHI - S. Victorino (9)

Phillies' Halladay follows up perfect game by baffling Padres wire reports

PHILADELPHIA -- Roy Halladay was far from perfect this time, and still good enough to win.

Halladay pitched seven innings in his first start since his perfect game, working out of trouble to help the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Diego Padres 3-2 on Friday night.

Shane Victorino homered and scored the go-ahead run on Jayson Werth's two-out, bases-loaded walk against Mat Latos in the fifth.

Halladay (8-3) allowed 10 hits and walked one, but held San Diego to two runs in his first game since his gem at Florida last Saturday.

"He bared down when he had to," Padres manager Bud Black said. "He knows how to make pitches. We just couldn't break through."

Halladay received a standing ovation from the sellout crowd of 45,080 as he walked in from the bullpen. There was a lighthearted groan after Chase Headley's two-out single in the first, quickly followed by more applause.

"I would love to have let them know I wasn't going to do it again," Halladay said with a laugh. "It was pretty cool. That's why it's great to play in a city like this. The fans are second to none."

Jose Contreras and J.C. Romero combined to pitch the eighth, and Brad Lidge tossed a perfect ninth inning for his second save, including strikeouts of Adrian Gonzalez and Headley.

"I feel really good right now," said Lidge, who made his second appearance since his second stint on the disabled list. "That was the situation I was hoping to have. It was nice to get a save against some real good hitters. We need to win the close games, too."

Latos (5-4) issued a season-high four walks in five innings, yielding three runs and four hits. The righty entered with a 1.29 ERA in his previous five outings.

The Phillies managed only five hits and struck out 11 times. They were coming off a 2-7 trip to NL East rivals New York, Florida and Atlanta.

Halladay singled with one out in the third and scored on Victorino's homer to right field.

Tony Gwynn Jr. hit an RBI single in the second and Gonzalez added a sacrifice fly in the fifth for NL West-leading San Diego, which lost right fielder Will Venable in the fifth inning when he jammed his neck sliding into third. Venable, who is day to day, was replaced by Chris Denorfia.

Halladay singled with one out in the third and scored on Victorino's ninth homer.

"Our hitting is going to be fine," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "We won the game, which is good. There's not a lot about our hitters to worry about."

Umpire Jim Joyce, whose blown call at first base cost Detroit pitcher Armando Galarraga a perfect game on Wednesday, was at third for the first game of the series. He was greeted with a smattering of boos during pregame introductions.

  • Phillies LHP J.A. Happ (left forearm strain) pitched two innings in an extended spring training game, throwing 28 pitches. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Happ felt "comfortable," and is scheduled to pitch three innings for Single-A Clearwater on Tuesday.
  • Phillies reliever Ryan Madson (broken right big toe) had the walking boot removed from his foot.
  • Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins (strained right calf) took batting practice.
  • San Diego reinstated C Yorvit Torrealba from the restricted list, and optioned Dusty Ryan to Triple-A Portland.
  • Padres SS Everth Cabrera (strained hamstring) took grounders before the game.
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Unlike his last start, Roy Halladay has to work out of trouble but still manages to get the job done. (AP)
Unlike his last start, Roy Halladay has to work out of trouble but still manages to get the job done. (AP)

Players of the Game

S. Victorino
AB 4
R 2
H 2
HR 1

R. Halladay
IP 7.0
H 10
ER 2
BB 1
K 7

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San Diego Padres
Will Venable, RF3110002 .229
   a- Chris Denorfia, PH-RF2000003 .292
David Eckstein, 2B5020010 .290
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B4021011 .281
Chase Headley, 3B5000033 .279
Scott Hairston, LF3110112 .239
Nick Hundley, C3020002 .308
Jerry Hairston Jr., SS4000014 .235
Tony Gwynn Jr., CF3021110 .208
Mat Latos, P2000012 .211
   b- Lance Zawadzki, PH1000000 .211
    Edward Mujica, P0000000 .000
   c- Matt Stairs, PH0000000 .186
   d- Oscar Salazar, PH0000100 .254
    Joe Thatcher, P0000000 .000
    Luke Gregerson, P0000000 .000
a-grounded out for Venable in the 6th
b-grounded out for Latos in the 6th
c-announced for Mujica in the 8th
d-walked for Stairs in the 8th
2B - David Eckstein (16, Halladay), Adrian Gonzalez (9, Halladay)
SF - Adrian Gonzalez (2)
RBI - Adrian Gonzalez (33), Tony Gwynn Jr. (10)
Team LOB - 11
San Diego Padres
Mat Latos (L,5-4) 5433461 3.26
Edward Mujica 2000030 3.21
Joe Thatcher 0.1100110 1.69
Luke Gregerson 0.2100010 1.53
HBP - Utley (by Mat Latos)
Pitches-Strikes - Mat Latos 103-61, Edward Mujica 31-21, Joe Thatcher 15-9, Luke Gregerson 11-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Mat Latos 6-3, Edward Mujica 2-1
Batters Faced - Mat Latos 24, Edward Mujica 6, Joe Thatcher 3, Luke Gregerson 3
Philadelphia Phillies
Shane Victorino, CF4222000 .256
Placido Polanco, 3B4010000 .305
Chase Utley, 2B2000110 .267
Ryan Howard, 1B3010123 .280
Jayson Werth, RF2001223 .293
Raul Ibanez, LF3000114 .238
Juan Castro, SS4000033 .234
Carlos Ruiz, C4010000 .309
Roy Halladay, P3110020 .128
    Jose Contreras, P0000000 .000
    J.C. Romero, P0000000 .000
   a- Ross Gload, PH1000003 .205
    Brad Lidge, P0000000 .000
a-flied out for Romero in the 8th
2B - Shane Victorino (8, Latos)
HR - Shane Victorino (9, Latos)
RBI - Shane Victorino 2 (35), Jayson Werth (35)
2-OUT RBI - Jayson Werth (18)
Team LOB - 9
DP - Polanco-Howard
Philadelphia Phillies
Roy Halladay (W,8-3) 71022170 2.03
Jose Contreras (H,3) 0.1000100 1.06
J.C. Romero (H,1) 0.2000100 2.08
Brad Lidge (S,2) 1000020 1.69
HBP - Hundley (by Jose Contreras)
Pitches-Strikes - Roy Halladay 108-80, Jose Contreras 10-5, J.C. Romero 7-3, Brad Lidge 11-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Roy Halladay 7-7, J.C. Romero 1-0, Brad Lidge 1-0
Batters Faced - Roy Halladay 32, Jose Contreras 3, J.C. Romero 2, Brad Lidge 3
Game Information
Attendance - 45080
Game Time - 3:01
Temperature - 85
Umpires - Home - Jim Wolf, First Base - Derryl Cousins, Second Base - Marvin Hudson, Third Base - Jim Joyce