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By: Jovan Alford(@Jovan10)
Halladay Likely To The DL With Shoulder Injury
If you watched this afternoon’s 14-2 shellacking by the hands of Marlins in today’s Phillies game, you noticed that there was something wrong with Roy Halladay. Well at the end of the game, he admitted that there is something wrong him.
Halladay told the team and the media that his pitching shoulder is bothering him and that it has been bothering him since the morning after his start versus the Pittsburgh Pirates on April 24th.
Even if Ruben Amaro Jr. didn’t know that there was something wrong, the fans knew when Halladay got hit hard earlier this week by the Indians and then today versus the Marlins giving up nine runs, you had to know Halladay was hurting in some capacity. Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. on the Halladay injury said, “He’s experiencing some shoulder difficulties, some shoulder pain, and we’re likely going to have to put him on DL.”
Roy Halladay will get examinations done on his shoulder in California as the Phillies take on the San Francisco Giants starting tomorrow night at 10:15 pm. Halladay should be on the DL after this stat line from today’s game: 2 1/3 innings pitched, four hits, nine earned runs, four walks, four strikeouts, one home run, two hit batters, 65 pitches, and only 35 of them were strikes. He is also has a 2-4 record with a 8.65 era in seven starts in 2013.
With the being said, the Phillies will have to make a roster move to replace Halladay in the starting rotation. The possible candidates right now are Adam Morgan and Tyler Cloyd; both players are currently pitching for the Phillies Triple A affiliate Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
Hopefully, this is not the end of Roy Halladay’s career because if it is this is a sad way for it to go down or as Charlie Manuel put it “I have a hard time watching him struggle.”