It wasn’t the definition of crisp during parts of it, but Roy Halladay’s outing against the New York Yankees at George M. Steinbrenner Field on Friday afternoon was solid nonetheless.

In his second appearance of the spring, Halladay allowed three hits, a walk and a run in 2 1/3 innings, Friday. He also had three strikeouts and threw eight first-pitch strikes to the 11 hitters he faced as the Phillies held on for a 10-5 victory.

“I like where Roy is,” manager Charlie Manuel said. “He’ll be ready when the season starts ... and healthy.”

Health, obviously, is the most important part of it and judging from the way he threw as well as what he threw, Halladay is clearly feeling good this spring. Not only did Halladay show off some velocity on his fastball by lighting up the gun upwards of 92 mph during his 2 1/3 innings, but he also mixed in a few breaking pitches, too.

Halladay said he usually never throws breaking pitches this early in the spring.