CHICAGO -- Roy Halladay got Thursday off after pitching in Tuesday's All-Star Game, but the decision to hold him until Sunday after only pitching two-thirds of an inning appeared to be a cautious move.
"So many games he's gone into the eighth inning throwing 116, 120 pitches," said manager Charlie Manuel. "He's had seven complete games. That's way more than anybody else. They were talking about [Ubaldo] Jimenez finishing three at the All-Star break."
In some sense, Halladay is getting these three days off as a break after the All-Star break.
"He's pitched a lot," Manuel said. "If you give him a one-turn blow, he'll probably make that up on the off-days as we go down the line."