Phillies right-hander Roy Halladay has been selected to start tomorrow nights All-Star Game in Arizona. Halladay is 11-3 this season with a 2:45 ERA. He also has thrown six complete games. This is the second time Halladay has started an All-Star contest. His first time was in 2009 as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays. He gave up three runs in that game. Last season, his first as a Phillie, he pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits while striking out one in a National League win. This is his eighth All-Star Game selection. The Phillies are a league best 57-34 at the break.
An Adrian Gonzalez line drive off the non-pitching hand of Cole Hamels sent the Phillies lefty to the showers early Thursday afternoon. Hamels completed the play, getting Gonzalez at first and finished the inning but did not come out for the fifth. X-Rays proved negative and Hamels is expected back for his next start. On the game side, David Herndon, who replaced Hamels to start the fifth, gave up three runs in two innings work as the Boston Red Sox beat Philadelphia 5-2. Ryan Howard's two-run home run in the ninth accounted for all the Phillies offense.