According to the scriptuals, Roy Halladay has left the team for “personal family reasons.”
He apparently informed the team on Tuesday that he would be leaving after the start, according to Inquirer beat writer Matt Gelb.
As observant reporter (and perhaps informed) Jim Salisbury – who broke the news of Halladay’s departure - noted last night, Halladay was dressed by the time he met with the media following the loss. And, this:
His face was still red in spots and his eyes appeared sad. When he was done speaking with reporters, he grabbed a leather computer bag and a small rolling suitcase and headed for the door.
We won’t speculate on the specific reason for leaving. Though you can’t help but wonder, since the Phillies are so very secretive about everything.
Halladay will return to the team tomorrow, in D.C.