Halladay usually goes 8 innings anyway...not a huge chance of a blowup when you are handing it off to your best reliever (who now will be changed from Downs to Frasor ). We'll find out more about Doc after his bullpen session this afternoon. If he feels good, he'll start Saturday. If he doesn't, he'll probably go on the DL.
He has gotten atleast one out in the 7th only 6/13 games (ignoring that last game). His high inning total is as much the result of going 7 innings every freakin start. Regardless, the difference between the best pitcher being Frasor or Downs is big so I don't think I was wrong to say they better not cost him wins. When should the Halladay bullpen session info be out and when should we hear more about Downs by?