If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the game

Well here’s a relief, Roy Halladay is human.

It was a 91 degree and humid night in Chicago and Doc was sweating, bent over, dizzy, and light-headed and after the Cubs’ Starlin Castro led off the 5th inning with a single, Halladay was done and so were the Phils losing, 6-1. Halladay had pitched at least six innings in each of his last 42 starts but in the heat of the night he gave up three runs and seven hits and took his first loss since May 15. This was Halladay’s shortest outing since he pitched three innings for Toronto against Florida on June 12, 2009, and it ended a string of 63 road starts in which he lasted at least six innings. It was the longest such streak since Walter Johnson went 82 straight road starts from 1911-15.

Here are the pitchers who now have the longest streak of pitching at least six innings.

Strk Start End Games W L CG SHO IP ERA Tm
Justin Verlander 2010-08-22 2011-07-15 29 17 6 6 2 219.0 2.30 DET
Jered Weaver 2010-08-22 2011-07-16 28 14 8 4 2 203.1 2.12 LAA
CC Sabathia 2011-04-17 2011-07-16 18 14 3 2 1 135.0 2.80 NYY
Matt Cain 2011-04-26 2011-07-17 16 6 4 1 0 108.2 2.90 SFG
Jordan Zimmermann 2011-05-01 2011-07-10 13 5 3 1 0 85.1 2.00 WSN
Felix Hernandez 2011-05-17 2011-07-16 12 4 5 0 0 90.0 3.20 SEA
Doug Fister 2011-05-13 2011-07-15 12 1 7 2 0 90.2 3.08 SEA
Carl Pavano 2011-05-18 2011-07-16 11 4 2 2 0 82.2 3.05 MIN
C.J. Wilson 2011-05-20 2011-07-16 11 6 1 0 0 77.2 2.90 TEX
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Generated 7/19/2011.