Found July 17, 2012 on Phillies Nation:
Philadelphia Phillies (40-51) at Los Angeles Dodgers (48-43) Roy Halladay (4-5, 3.98) vs. Stephen Fife, RHP Time: 10:10 PM ET, Dodger Stadium TV: CSN Weather: Sunny, 72 Media: Twitter and Facebook The Phillies put together a three game winning streak!  Can they make it four in a row?  The return of Roy Halladay gives the Phillies a decent chance. Doc is back!  Halladay will be making his first appearance since May 27, when he suffered from a right lat strain.  Halladay will be under a tight pitch count, but it’s always nice to have the ace back in the rotation, even if he only lasts five or six innings.  Halladay has had success at Dodger Stadium, posting a 2.15 ERA. The return of Halladay comes at a perfect time: the Phillies are riding a three game winning streak.  Halladay’s return certainly gives the Phillies a boost, and hopefully they can carry the momentum.  They need all the help they can get if they want to turn the season around. Stephen Fife will be maki...

The Impossible Math Behind Phils’ Playoff Hopes

Roy Halladay will need to lead the Phillies to 7 out of 10 wins for the rest of the season for the Phils to have a shot at the playoffs. I'd be sweating, too, Roy. Photo: AP With the Phillies’ win today against the struggling Rockies, the Fightins moved to 11 games behind co-Wild Card Leaders Atlanta and Pittsburgh with six teams in between. At this point, the Phils need to...

Phils' Halladay looks like his old self

It's no coincidence that the Philadelphia Phillies' worst stretch of this disappointing season came at the same time that two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay was on the disabled list. The Phils went 14-27 after Halladay went on the DL with a right lat (shoulder) injury on May 29. They were the second worst team in baseball over that time period. Since Halladay threw...

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Even Roy Halladay encountered it before rejoining the Philadelphia Phillies.  What team did he face in Clearwater for his rehab outing? TAL’S HANDY CAPS WELCOME, NEWCOMERS: I will publish after every battle that is not washed out.  I will have many season-long highlights of puzzle pieces, especially important after drubbings and defeats.  If you were directed here by a feed...

In Doc’s Return, Phils Down Dodgers

The Phillies celebrated Roy Halladay’s return with a pitching-dominated 3-2 win over the Dodgers, befitting of the ace of aces. Roy Halladay was back on the mound (AP) DOC MAKES HIS RETURN - 42 days. 42 long days. While he was out, the Phillies went 15-27–the second worst winning percentage in baseball during that span. It was a long, dark road. But Roy Halladay finally returned...

Philadelphia Phillies: 2012 ERA for the NL East at game 93

Roy Halladay of the Philadelphia Phillies is the cream of the NL East.  What starter on the Braves also goes deep into games frequently?  The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my daily coverage. TAL’S HANDY STATS   WELCOME, NEWCOMERS: I am alternating a game-day 2012 ERA For The NL East and a 2012 ERA For The MLB 5. See link section below. In each publication, the number after...

Phillies Look to Re-Create Former Magic With Roy Halladay, Old School Lineup Against Unknown Dodger

  "WE LIKE ROY! WE LIKE ROY!" Download Actual audio of crowd's reaction.   That is what the Phillies fans are screaming tonight.  (Well, the ones that are able to stay up until 10:10 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.)   Roy Halladay makes his much-anticipated return to the Phillies rotation tonight AND Kyle Kendrick is officially a member of the bullpen and a sizeable...

Dodgers skid continues despite strong start

LOS ANGELES -- It was supposed to be the night that made the struggling Philadelphia Phillies whole again -- Roy Halladay returning from the disabled list to take on the slumping Los Angeles Dodgers. After getting injured second baseman Chase Utley and first baseman Ryan Howard back from the DL in the past 12 days, one of the final puzzle pieces that would put the team's turnaround...

Howard homers, Halladay harbors hope

The Phillies won an ugly game last night, and there is no other way to describe it. Atrocious base-running and poor fielding have doomed the Phillies all season, but somehow they were able to escape the unfortunate outcome Monday night in Los Angeles, beating the Dodgers 3-2. First, the positives. Joe Blanton gave the Phillies eight innings and rarely gave up a big hit. The Dodgers...

Votto, Bautista injured; Halladay, Sabathia return

Joey Votto needs knee surgery, and Jose Bautista is out with a wrist injury. Two of baseball's best hitters were sidelined in a matter of hours Monday, one night before a pair of top pitchers are slated to return to the mound. Roy Halladay and CC Sabathia are both set to come off the disabled list Tuesday - and the way things are shaping up this summer, pennant races all over...

Phillies at point where they could be buyers not sellers

With their fourth straight win, a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the latest news out of Phillies camp, they could be buyers, or do nothing, as the trade deadline approaches. Oh, there may be a small trade for a reliever, or a minor outfielder trade, but … It is reported in several Web sites that the Phillies have offered $130 million, six-year contract to Cole Hamels...

Dodgers place Billingsley on DL; Fife recalled

LOS ANGELES The Los Angeles Dodgers today placed right-hander Chad Billingsley on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation (retroactive to July 8) and recalled right-hander Stephen Fife from Triple-A Albuquerque to make tonights start against the Phillies. Billingsley was 4-9 with a 4.30 ERA in 18 starts this season and is eligible to return from the DL on July 23...

Stephen Fife set for MLB debut as Chad Billingsley heads to DL … sigh

Previously, I took a look at potential Chad Billingsley replacements at AAA in Stephen Fife and John Ely, wondering whether Ely would ever get another crack. Well, today the Dodgers put Billingsley on the 15-day DL and promoted Fife to start. The Dodgers placed right-hander Chad Billingsley on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday with

Chad Billingsley will only miss one start, but will his replacement be Stephen Fife or John Ely?

After a scare the other day due to the results of his first MRI, which led to speculation that he could miss up to a year, Chad Billingsley‘s second MRI came back with much better news for him and the Dodgers. Manager Don Mattingly said he doubts Tuesday’s starter will be Chad Billingsley, who took
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