Roy Halladay Sent to Doctor After Shortened Start
One of the most well-known and talked about players in all of basketball has left an entire fan base with their fingers crossed hoping for his safety after he left a game early on Saturday. Roy Halladay has been a huge part of the Philadelphia Phillies organization over the past few seasons, but after he left his last start after only two innings with a shoulder injury, everyone is curious what could be wrong with the All-Star's shoulder, but they'll have to wait until Tuesday to find out that answer.
The team is sending Halladay to the doctor on Tuesday, something that they potentially should have done a bit sooner as he apparently felt discomfort in his start against the Washington Nationals this past Tuesday. He pitched through it though and simply decided to slow down on throwing in-between his starts, but he was then forced to leave their game against St. Louis after he struggled and was feeling the discomfort throughout. Halladay gave up a grand slam for starters, and then had to come out of the game.
He had a strong start to the season and looked to be good old Doc once again, until he ended up losing control of things a bit when he blew a 6-0 lead against the Braves in early May, and ended up giving up eight runs in only 5 1/3 innings before he was pulled out. From that point, Halladay simply hasn't been the same player and he's really struggled to get anything going again. He's 1-3 since he blew that lead, and his team has lost four of five starts.
While Halladay came over from Toronto, he was expected to do big things and he definitely lived up to the hype. He's been incredible since getting to Philly, putting up over 200 strikeouts in both 2010 and 2011, and had a strike out to walk ratio of more than 6:1 over the two seasons as well. The Phillies really need to see Halladay get back to his old ways, but most importantly right now they are hopeful that his injury isn't going to keep him out for too long.
The Phillies are always favorites to contend for the World Series, but they've struggled a good bit this season, and are currently in last place in the National League East with a record of 26-24. They are only four games back of the Nationals, so obviously they are far from in any serious trouble yet, but this will be a team to watch moving forward.
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