Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee said Roy Halladay threw before Saturday's game and is "coming along nicely." Halladay will travel to Clearwater, Fla., Sunday, where he will likely make a rehab start.

"Good chance," Dubee said on whether Halladay will go through with the start.

Halladay threw a long-toss session on the center field grass a few hours before Saturday's game, and Dubee said Halladay's acceleration looked sharp.

"I felt it was much improved when it was just long tossed," Dubee said. "And it seems that way on the mound when he's been throwing. It seems like he's got the lateness that he should have. We'll see. We'll see what batters think eventually."

Halladay, who last pitched May 27, could come return to the Phillies' rotation on their upcoming West Coast trip. They travel to Colorado next Friday and head to Los Angeles on July 16.

Since Halladay went down with a strained latissimus dorsi, the Phillies have sputtered to a 12-24 record. The ace wasn't having a Halladay-like season before his injury either, posting a 4-5 record and 3.98 ERA.