Halladay to tentatively start June 26th 25th in Toronto

Mark your calendars for June 26th 2010, because on that day … Roy Halladay comes home to Toronto.

With the recent shuffling up of the Philadelphia Phillies starting rotation, the stars could be aligned for one special night at the Rogers Centre this June.

The only other hurdle is the G20 Summit which is taking place June 26th and 27th just across the street from the Rogers Centre at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. This event throws a wrench into the schedule, which means there could potentially be a double-header at some point that weekend.


After speaking with a Blue Jays ticket agent a few weeks ago, he said things are still up in the air at this point. The Blue Jays will let us know once a decision has been made as to whether or not we can expect a double-dip at some point that weekend, or if things will carry on as scheduled.

If for some reason Roy Halladay works on short rest or is given an extra day’s rest between now and then, one would think that MLB would try to coerce the Phillies into makings sure Doc does get a start in Toronto. After the incredible turnout last year for Halladay vs. Burnett, expect the Blue Jays to try and recapture some of that magic.

Nothing’s guaranteed at this point, but all indications point to a Roy Halladay start on Saturday June 26th. Avoid the lineups and get your tickets now! And if Doc doesn’t end up starting that day, you didn’t hear it from me!

Correction: Now that the Phillies started Halladay on short rest this past Saturday, Doc has been bumped up a day which means he would potentially start the Friday June 26th game in Toronto. Stay posted for further updates.

Ian Hunter

Ian has been writing about the Toronto Blue Jays since 2007. He enjoyed the tail-end of the Roy Halladay era and vividly remembers the Alex Rodriguez "mine" incident. He'll also retell the story of Game 5 of the 2015 ALDS to his kids for the next 20 years.

5 thoughts on “Halladay to tentatively start June <del>26th</del> 25th in Toronto

  • April 30, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Dammit, I have plans that night – going to see Ted Leo and the Pharmacists. And I don't have a PVR. Perhaps it's for the best…

  • April 30, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Same here man – I have a wedding to go to that night. That's why I'm hoping it ends up being a Friday night or a Sunday night game that Doc starts.

  • May 3, 2010 at 5:14 am

    actually, i think your math might be wrong on that… if doc starts every 5th day, he's going to pitch the game on friday the 25th

  • May 3, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    Raven, thanks for the heads up! It looks like the Phillies ran Halladay out on Saturday with short rest. He was originally scheduled to start on Sunday.

    So now that changes everything, which means if the rotation stays the course, Doc will start the Friday June 25th game.

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