Worth noting

• Coming into this season, Roy Halladay had pitched fewer than four innings only three times in 90 starts as a Phillie. It's happened four times in seven starts this year.

• Halladay is only the second Phillies pitcher to allow eight or more earned runs in back-to-back starts since 1938. Mike Welch did it in 1998. Halladay's combined 17 runs in consecutive starts is a career high.

• Halladay allowed at least five runs in the first inning for the first time since April 29, 1999, against the Angels at Anaheim, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

• The Phillies are 5-15 when Halladay, Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee start this season, and 9-3 with Kyle Kendrick, John Lannan and Jonathan Pettibone on the mound.

Paul Hagen is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.