The Philadelphia Phillies' scoreless streak is over, but more importantly, so is their five-game skid.
Now it is time to bust Halladay's slump. Roy Halladay has lost two straight starts and is coming off his worst outing in a Phillies uniform, but he'll be eager to bounce back Saturday night at Sun Life Stadium in a premier pitching matchup with budding Florida Marlins star Josh Johnson.
Halladay (6-3, 2.22 ERA) hasn't looked like an ace over his last three outings, going 0-2 with a 4.29 ERA and yielding a .310 opponents' batting average.
His start Sunday against Boston -- the team he's faced more than any other -- was his worst since coming over from Toronto. The 2003 AL Cy Young Award winner gave up seven runs and eight hits over 5 2/3 innings in an 8-3 loss.
Halladay has made a career of bouncing back after a few bad outings. In his nine starts following consecutive losses since 2002, Halladay is 6-1 with a 1.55 ERA.
While the Phillies' scoreless drought ended in Friday's series opener, Johnson (5-1, 2.43) has an impressive shutout streak alive and well. It reached 18 1/3 after he pitched six innings Sunday in a 13-0 win over the Chicago White Sox.
Johnson is 4-2 with a 3.98 ERA in nine career starts against the Phillies, though he's 0-1 with an 8.38 ERA in his last two.
Roy Halladay has allowed 3HR all season.
@dragonzigg Not every team is lucky enough to have Clarence Gaston as manager/hitting coach :)
First pitch to Victorino is a fly out to Hanley Ramirez. 1 pitch, 1 out.
Johnson dealing at 96mph.
@dragonzigg Nice Thundercats reference!
Valdez hits a long drive to the gap that makes it to the wall... stand up double.
Utley grounds out to Uggla, 2 out for Ryan Howard.
Valdez moves to 3B on the sacrifice.
Howard is jammed on a fastball and flies out to CF to end the half-inning.
Josh Johnson needed 12 pitches to get out of the 1st.
Chris Coghlan leads off for the Marlins vs. Roy Halladay.
Coghlan strikes out on a cut fastball. CUTTERED!!
First pitch to Gaby Sanchez is a curve and... a strike.
Gaby Sanchez strikes out on a slow curveball. 2 out.
Halladay working Hanley low and outside.