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Halladay suffered mild groin pull in his Game 5 start

Oct 21, 2010, 11:45 PM EDT

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Phillies manager Charlie Manuel informed the media after Thursday’s NLCS Game 5 victory that staff ace Roy Halladay suffered a mild pull in his groin during the second inning of his seven-inning effort against the Giants.  This according to Major League Baseball’s official Twitter feed.

Halladay was obviously able to pitch through the pain, but he lost some velocity on his fastball and probably won’t be available out of the bullpen even if the Phillies push the NLCS to a Game 7.

If the Phils do win the final two games of their seven-game set against San Francisco and advance to the World Series, we’d expect Halladay to start Game 1 of the Fall Classic.  Of course, that follows an assumption that the workhorse right-hander won’t wake up Friday with increased soreness.

Halladay allowed only two runs on Thursday and the Phillies are headed back to Citizens Bank Park.

  1. mikedi33 - Oct 21, 2010 at 11:49 PM

    He actually injured it in the first. Charlie said he injured it on the posey ab. That was actually in the first when Doc had to back up first on the Utley error.

  2. Chris Fiorentino - Oct 21, 2010 at 11:52 PM

    Yeah, Uncle Cholly said it a little oddly too, in a way only Cholly could say…”He injured his groin when he tried to really hump one on Posey…” LOLZ.

    • Utley's Hair - Oct 22, 2010 at 10:37 AM

      Chuck certainly has a way with words.

  3. Utley's Hair - Oct 22, 2010 at 12:07 AM

    Uncle Cholly also said that JRoll had a mild calf strain and a mild hammy strain, and Ryno had a mild ankle sprain. I hope this isn’t mild like them.

  4. flyerscup2010 - Oct 22, 2010 at 12:59 AM

    He pitched almost 6 innings on a pulled groin. Roy Halladay is a machine, end of story. If that doesn’t light a fire under every Phillies hitter’s ass, then they don’t deserve to win this series.

  5. Jonny 5 - Oct 22, 2010 at 8:28 AM

    “Only Sally girls let a groin strain stop them from pitching.”

    Roy Halladay

    • Utley's Hair - Oct 22, 2010 at 10:36 AM

      And he is Doc, so he should know.

  6. Jonny 5 - Oct 22, 2010 at 8:29 AM

    Don’t be a Sally girl

    • Utley's Hair - Oct 22, 2010 at 12:11 PM

      Is a Sally girl anything like a Nancy boy?

  7. flashdose - Oct 22, 2010 at 9:19 AM

    Thank God the series is coming back to Philly. I can’t stand watching those pansy (Almost Men) fans with that stupid bear hat on. What is that? You all look like 5 year old idiots about to be tucked into bed by mommy?!

    I know is San Francisco but geez, show some masculinity please. Oh and If you’re a Giant fan coming to Philly please head my advice don’t even think about wearing that ridiculous bear hat here.

    • Chris Fiorentino - Oct 22, 2010 at 9:38 AM

      Those panda hats are pretty stupid looking. They remind me of Ben Stiller in Tropic Thunder…except his was a mockery of wearing them. These people embrace it like it is cool or something. Just like the idiots who wear foam cheese on their heads in Green Bay. And I have to say, sadly, the idiots in Philly who wear the Cheesesteaks on their heads…although those are very very few thank God.

      • flashdose - Oct 22, 2010 at 9:43 AM

        Absolutely Chris.

        Phills In – 7

  8. BC - Oct 22, 2010 at 9:34 AM

    Well, that explains why he didn’t run out the bunt. I wondered what was going on.

    • cshearing - Oct 22, 2010 at 9:36 AM

      Well, the fact the ball was obviously foul had something to do with it. It was a bad call, but it worked in the Phillies favour after Sandoval’s misstep at third. If that had not happened, all hell would have broken loose.

      • BC - Oct 22, 2010 at 9:51 AM

        Actually after your comment I hunted around for video of the bunt. Yep, it was foul. Crap call.

    • soccermom17540 - Oct 22, 2010 at 10:03 AM

      I thought it was foul too but heard a retired ump on baseball tonight saying it was a correct call. Who knows. The umps have been messing it up all season!!!

      • BC - Oct 22, 2010 at 10:53 AM

        God’s honest sometimes I think they just make s— up to cover for themselves….

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