Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay completed his second rehab start on Tuesday.
The right hander threw 52 of 90 pitches for strikes in a six inning outing for Class-A Lakewood.
“I feel good,” Halladay said after his outing, via Phillies.com. “I haven’t had a lot of soreness the day after I pitch. I really think things are coming along well. I wanted to throw 100 pitches, but they had me scheduled for 90.
“When I get back is not in my control. It’s their call, but I’m confident.”
Previously Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro had said that the 36-year-old Halladay could return after two rehab starts. He has not pitched for the Phillies since May 5.
In Halladay’s latest outing with Lakewood he allowed two runs (one earned) on seven hits and three walks. He struck out four over his six innings of work but did not factor in the decision.
“I was happy with the way my pitches, especially my cutter, which is not an easy pitch for me, came along from the fourth inning on.” Halladay said. “I was also happy with my changeup and sinker.”
The former Cy Young winner reportedly threw as hard as 89 mph but sat comfortable at 87 for much of the night.
Where Halladay pitches at in five days remains to be seen.