The two-time Cy Young winner has two more scheduled chances to make his case for a return.
Halladay will try to help the Phillies snap their four-game slide Monday night when he goes for a second straight win over the Miami Marlins .
Having clinched their first losing season since 2002, the Phillies (71-84) are already planning for next year and decided to remove Sandberg's interim tag and sign him to a three-year deal.
The Phillies are 18-17 under Sandberg, but have dropped four in a row following Sunday's 4-3 loss to the New York Mets .
"I think this is the right person to take us forward," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "I know his philosophy on the importance of cohesiveness throughout the organization, and that's exactly what we're looking for. I know he understands the importance of player development and scouting, he's got an idea and a vision of what's necessary to move this organization forward."
It's unclear if that includes Halladay (4-4, 6.71 ERA).
"Unfortunately that's out of my control," he told the team's official website. "I'm going to continue to play as hard as I can for the organization and my teammates, and hopefully I have a chance to pitch again. But, you know, I can't worry about things that are out of my control."
The eight-time All-Star is 15-12 with a 5.12 ERA in two seasons after going 40-16 with a 2.40 ERA in his first two with the Phillies, winning his most recent Cy Young in 2010.
Halladay is 2-0 with a 4.28 ERA in five starts since returning from right shoulder surgery. The right-hander was sharp Tuesday, yielding one run and four hits in six innings of a 6-4 win over Miami.
He's 4-1 despite a 6.51 ERA in his last five starts against the Marlins, winning his last two road meetings behind a 3.46 ERA.
Miami (57-99) enters a season-ending six-game homestand after concluding a 3-8 road trip with a doubleheader split at Washington on Sunday. The Marlins lost the second game 5-4 after a 4-2 victory in the opener.
Nathan Eovaldi (3-6, 3.79) will make his second straight start against the Phillies.
He's 0-4 with a 5.40 ERA in five previous meetings, pitching past the fifth inning only once.
The right-hander tossed four scoreless innings Wednesday but allowed three runs - two earned - before being pulled after the fifth in a 4-3 win in 10. He finished with five strikeouts and four walks while hitting a batter for the first time this season.
"I felt good until that fifth inning, when I kind of lost control," Eovaldi told the team's official website. "Up until that point, I felt really good. I was getting ahead. I was able to get ahead with my curveball, which I hadn't really been able to do all season. It felt like it was a lot easier to get ahead with my offspeed pitches, and then use my fastball."
The Marlins' next loss will give them 100 for the first time since the 1998 team went 54-108.
|August 30, 2013||Domonic Brown||Day-to-Day||Left game - sore right Achilles|
|August 28, 2013||Cody Asche||Day-to-Day||Strained left hamstring|
|August 26, 2013||Casper Wells||15-Day DL||Vision complications|
|August 17, 2013||Michael Young||Day-to-Day||Left game - sore left ankle|
|August 15, 2013||John Lannan||60-Day DL||Left knee tendinitis|
|August 14, 2013||John Lannan||Day-to-Day||Knee|
|September 09, 2013||Jeff Mathis||Day-to-Day||Left game - bruised right thumb|
|September 08, 2013||Giancarlo Stanton||Day-to-Day||Left game - sore right foot and ankle|
|September 02, 2013||Henderson Alvarez||Day-to-Day||Left game - tight right hamstring|
|September 01, 2013||Giancarlo Stanton||Day-to-Day||Right ankle|
|August 19, 2013||Placido Polanco||7-Day DL||Concussion|
|August 19, 2013||Placido Polanco||7-Day DL||Concussion|
MIAMI (AP) -- Nathan Eovaldi is looking forward to a positive finish to give him momentum heading into next season.
The 23-year old put together a strong outing as he pitched into the eighth inning to help the Miami Marlins beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-0 on Monday night.
"It felt real good," Eovaldi said. "For the most part the fastball was there. Later in the game I was falling behind the batters a lot (but) I was able to make my pitches when I needed to behind in the count and the defense was there."
Eovaldi (4-6) allowed three hits over 7 2-3 innings. He struck out five and walked two.
"Our offense came up short against a pitcher who really kept his stuff all the way through his outing," Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said.
Eovaldi will make his final start on Saturday against Detroit.
"These last few starts and hopefully finishing up on a good note, is going to be big for next year," Eovaldi said.
Justin Ruggiano drew a bases loaded walk in the first inning and the Marlins scored three runs in the eighth on RBI singles by Donovan Solando and Ed Lucas and a sacrifice fly by Christian Yelich .
"We've had a long couple of days," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said. "With the double-header (Sunday) and getting back at 4 in the morning, that's exactly what we needed."
Roy Halladay (4-5) left the game with right arm fatigue after walking two of the first three batters he faced. He threw five strikes in 16 pitches before Sandberg visited the mound and removed Halladay.
"Really, the last few starts I just haven't been getting that bounce back in between," Halladay said. "I have zero pain which is good, but talking to the doctor he said I just need rest."
"Doc obviously wasn't himself out there," Sandberg said.
Halladay, who had shoulder surgery on May 15 and returned to the mound on Aug. 25, is not planning to make another start this season. The 36-year old two-time Cy Young Award winner will be a free agent in the offseason.
"I don't know what the future is going to hold, but I want to go somewhere that wants me and somewhere that is going to have a shot," Halladay said. "Like I've always told you guys, I hope that's here. Worst-case scenario I start throwing and things aren't happening the way they're supposed to, then I'm going to be honest with whoever is interested and make a decision from there. But if things go the way I've been told they're going to go and the way I expect them to go, I'm going to be able to be competitive next year. I've never given up the hope that I could pitch here again."
Luis Garcia relieved Halladay and walked the first two batters he faced - including Ruggiano - to give the Marlins a 1-0 lead.
Philadelphia used seven pitchers and they combined for nine walks.
"We patched it up and the bullpen actually did a fine job keeping it a 1-0 game into the eighth," Sandberg said.
Eovaldi issued a two-out walk to Cesar Hernandez in the eighth that ended his night. Mike Dunn came on to get the final out of the inning and Steve Cishek pitched the ninth.
Solano and Lucas hit consecutive RBI singles with the bases loaded off B.J. Rosenberg in the eighth and Yelich added a sacrifice fly.
NOTES: Halladay is 55-29 with a 3.25 ERA in four seasons with the Phillies. ... Adeiny Hechavarria had two hits to give him a team-high 32 multi-hit games. ... Philadelphia RHP Kyle Kendrick was placed on the 15-day DL with right shoulder tendinitis, retroactive to Sept. 14. ... Miami RHP Henderson Alvarez (4-5, 4.05 ERA) will face Philadelphia RHP Zach Miner (0-1, 3.22) on Tuesday.