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Roy Halladay leaves Phillies game after one inning with stomach virus

Making his first start since a 2.2-inning, seven-run struggle earlier in the week, Philadelphia Phillies ace Roy Halladay lasted just 25 pitches and one inning before leaving the team's spring training game against the Orioles.

The team announced soon after that the early exit was due to a stomach virus. Halladay complained of feeling "lethargic" after his last start on Tuesday.

The 36-year-old pitcher's fastball has lacked its normal velocity during spring training, and sat in the 85 to 88 mph range on Saturday, according to CSNPhilly.com's Jim Salisbury and ESPN.com's Buster Olney.

https://twitter.com/Buster_ESPN/status/313341973715099648

https://twitter.com/JSalisburyCSN/status/313342406676320256

Halladay suffered through back and shoulder problems last season, his worst since 2004, as he made just 25 starts and posted a 4.49 ERA. He entered Saturday's game with a 7.36 ERA in four spring training games, having allowed nine runs and walked six in 11 innings.

The 6-foot-6 right-hander looked lethargic again during the inning, according to reports. Closer Jonathan Papelbon is suffering from a similar ailment, according to the Associated Press' Rob Maadi.

https://twitter.com/RobMaaddi/status/313340456383696897
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