Halladay pushed back to Friday
The Blue Jays made a roster move after the game. Jesse Litsch was recalled from Syracuse and will start Thursday’s game instead of Roy Halladay, who will instead start on Friday at Boston. Good news for the Tigers potentially, bad news for fans who wanted to see Halladay on Thursday.
There’s some irony in the move. Halladay, like Justin Verlander, threw 130 pitches in his last start. This move allows manager Cito Gaston to push Halladay back a day.
“It gives Doc another day off,” Gaston told reporters. “It also gives him a chance to pitch against somebody we’re trying to catch.”