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While everybody wondered about the health of Roy Halladay, the Philadelphia Phillies gave a decision-making appearance to the media. However, it was an easy call.
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Pettibone Deals a 4-seam Fastball during the 1st on May 8 in San Francisco.
The Right Choice:
There was almost no chance Rube Amaro would tab Adam Morgan for Friday’s start.
About a month ago, there was a comment that accused me of over-estimating my opinions. My publications do not represent what the Phils should do but what they are doing. That said, baseball men have years of experience on many levels and they have data that is enviable. My reviews, on the other hand, dip below the surface but going deeper is a learning process. The recent selection of Tyler Cloyd to replace Halladay is a perfect example.
Chase Utley Tries for a Double Play during the 4th on May 8 in San Francisco.
Amaro knew immediately that the call-up would only be for a right-hander, which would eliminate Morgan and Jesse Biddle. The general manager was not going to slot a southpaw between Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee. Also, there were no off days this week. It would have required 1 day–not 2–to reset the rotation, and fit a lefty between Kyle Kendrick and Jonathan Pettitbone. That stated, Amaro would not prefer Morgan and Pettibone pitching consecutively either.
It’s also interesting that management grasps the baseball-knowledge limits of those who cover the team. They understood that beat reporters would only look at the total numbers for Morgan, and not the order of his results, which revealed a downside. Amaro also needed a possible alternative to Cloyd for the hurler’s mind set. Ergo, it was a message about earning the spot. There was only a 24-hour differential before the announcement, but, hopefully, it accomplished its purpose.
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Philadelphia Phillies storyline: Next toe on the rubber
Halladay Returns to the Clubhouse after Meeting with the Media on May 8 in San Francisco.
Another unintentional divulgence was the position of B.J. Rosenberg on the depth chart. Originally, he went to Triple-A Lehigh Valley as a reliever, but he took a rotation slot after an unplanned opening. They view him as only a 5-inning starter and he apparently hasn’t changed their minds. Meanwhile, Charlie Manuel has telegraphed his displeasure with Raul Valdes and Jeremy Horst by stating that Joe Savery might stay.
There are 2 off days next week, which means if Cloyd has a clunker, the red pinstipes may reshuffle the 5-man staff to accommodate a left-hander–or skip Cloyd’s turn.
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Halladay will have surgery in the near future. (CSN)
Roy Halladay addressed the media in San Francisco today following his visit with Dr. Lewis Yocum in Los Angeles yesterday. The results were not great, but also, as of now, not career threatening.
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Philadelphia Phillies ace Roy Halladay will have arthroscopic surgery to repair a bone spur in his right shoulder.
Halladay was put on the disabled list this week with inflammation in his shoulder, but met with specialist Dr. Lewis Yocum in Los Angeles on Tuesday. After that meeting, Halladay decided to undergo surgery immediately, to give him a chance to return this year.
The worst has been realized with Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay, who will undergo shoulder surgery to correct multiple maladies.
Major League Baseball made the announcement via its Twitter account Wednesday afternoon. Halladay will undergo surgery on his pitching shoulder to treat bone spurs, a partially torn rotator cuff and a frayed labrum. In effect, Halladay has been suffering...
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After being put on the disabled list, Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay will undergo surgery. In a press conference on Wednesday, Doc Halladay said he will be undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder. Halladay said he has a partial tear in his rotator cuff, due to a bone spur.
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Philadelphia Phillies veteran right-hander Roy Halladay told reporters that he will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder to remove a bone spur and repair a partially torn rotator cuff and a freed labrum. Halladay said he expects to be out at least three months.
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