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Roy Oswalt rejoins Phillies, set to make Saturday start

May 5, 2011, 4:16 PM EDT

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Roy Oswalt has rejoined the Phillies after leaving the team to be with his family in Mississippi following the tornadoes last week.

He threw a bullpen session today in preparation for starting Saturday against the Braves, which means he will have missed just one turn in the rotation.

Oswalt’s last start came on April 26 versus the Diamondbacks and he’s 3-1 with a 3.33 ERA and 21/7 K/BB ratio in 27 innings overall this season.

  1. Jonny 5 - May 5, 2011 at 4:17 PM

    ahhhhhhhhh.

    • Utley's Hair - May 5, 2011 at 4:25 PM

      Jonny, where are your hands?!?

      • Jonny 5 - May 5, 2011 at 4:26 PM

        Which one?

      • Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - May 5, 2011 at 4:29 PM

        Gentlemen, I think this is the appropriate forum for me to raise the topic of Vance “WTF?” Worley. Seriously, the Phils get to have EVEN MORE pitching options? Is this fair? Discuss. (bright side: I picked Worley up for a spot start yesterday and it paid off just dandy for my squad). (dark side: the Phillies are a bunch of herpes-infested butt warts).

      • Utley's Hair - May 5, 2011 at 4:31 PM

        That is so nasty…and I laughed out loud at it.

      • Utley's Hair - May 5, 2011 at 5:10 PM

        Jonny doing something unmentionable with his hands is an appropriate time for a Vance Worley discussion?

        To answer your question, HELL YEAH!!!!!!!!! It is absolutely fair. Just look at the Bravos rotation in the 90s and early 00s. I hereby dub him the VW Bus. (But, tell Fredi Gonzalez that he can have that absolute waste of space…er, uh fine pitching master Danys Baez, with his extra S for strikeout…or sexy…whatever closes the deal.)

      • Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - May 5, 2011 at 5:14 PM

        V-dub. I like it. The Bravos in the 90′s….aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh…(you know where my hands are).

      • Utley's Hair - May 5, 2011 at 5:17 PM

        You and Jonny with your hands in places and talk of dirty Sanchezes and herpes. That has to be a new low…I hope to God that it is a new low…

      • Alex K - May 5, 2011 at 5:19 PM

        I don’t see how we can get any lower. If we can, I don’t want to be party to it.

      • Jonny 5 - May 5, 2011 at 10:22 PM

        Worley has been super good at the major league level so far. Better than he has been in the minors. That’s all I’m saying…

  2. Utley's Hair - May 5, 2011 at 4:30 PM

    Welcome back, Roy. Hope everything’s good back home.

    • halladaysbiceps - May 5, 2011 at 5:46 PM

      Welcome back, Roy? What about the start that he misses to bulldoze his family’s property and the Philly fans that paid to see this guy pitch?

      • Utley's Hair - May 5, 2011 at 6:30 PM

        Reposting from below:

        That’s the thing. Big picture is family. Job is baseball. You may not think that going home was an acceptable move. However, he did. And Chuck, Rube and Montgomery said okay—whether it would be the same response had they not had two off days will never be known. And you saw what effect the situation had on him in that game against the DBacks.

        So he went home. And what happened in the interim? The Phils won five of six. So it’s all good. Hopefully he can concentrate on the game now.

  3. halladaysbiceps - May 5, 2011 at 4:34 PM

    I’ll be honest, I feel bad for Roy and his family that had to endure this travesty. His family was healthy and safe, thank god. With that said, he missed a start because he was personally bulldozing the remains of the trees on his family’s property instead of living up to his contract to pitch for the Phillies. He should have made his normal start a few days ago after finding out his family was OK.

    Roy, you can afford to have someone clean up your family’s property at 16 mil per year.

    • Alex K - May 5, 2011 at 5:14 PM

      I gave you #9.

      Family > Baseball.

      If the Phillies were okay with him taking care of his property and his family, then there is nothing to gripe about. Who are you to say when his job as a father/husband/son is done?

      • halladaysbiceps - May 5, 2011 at 5:22 PM

        You’re not seeing the big picture. 16 MILLION per year this guy makes. $50-$80 per ticket they are charging to see him pitch. No one in his family was hurt. Go back to your job!!!!!!!!!

      • Utley's Hair - May 5, 2011 at 5:33 PM

        That’s the thing. Big picture is family. Job is baseball. You may not think that going home was an acceptable move. However, he did. And Chuck, Rube and Montgomery said okay—whether it would be the same response had they not had two off days will never be known. And you saw what effect the situation had on him in that game against the DBacks.

        So he went home. And what happened in the interim? The Phils won five of six. So it’s all good. Hopefully he can concentrate on the game now.

      • Alex K - May 5, 2011 at 8:15 PM

        I am seeing the big picture. Baseball is not anywhere near as important as anything in Mississippi, for him. You are only looking through your Phillies fan colored glasses.

    • trevorb06 - May 5, 2011 at 5:34 PM

      Too bad your name isn’t even that original. See Utley’s Hair.

      Maybe if you weren’t such a nozzle people would respect you. :-)

  4. halladaysbiceps - May 5, 2011 at 5:02 PM

    7 thumbs down….you people are pathetic. No response to my comment, which is logical?

    16 million a year and this guy misses a start? Are you kidding me?

    Roy Halladay would not have missed his start, I guarantee you.

    • The Common Man/www.platoonadvantage.com - May 5, 2011 at 5:07 PM

      Boo hoo. No one will pay attention to me.

      I think it’s just safe to assume no one actually likes talking with you, Bicepts. Looks like a shunning.

      • Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - May 5, 2011 at 5:12 PM

        I heard it’s a shinning. And you’re up to 10 now biceptual-curious.

      • trevorb06 - May 5, 2011 at 5:52 PM

        Don’t you meant shunting?

    • halladaysbiceps - May 5, 2011 at 5:16 PM

      El Bravo, oh baseball person that does not talk about baseball.

      I’ll leave it to you.. do you want me to disappear from this board?

    • halladaysbiceps - May 5, 2011 at 5:31 PM

      Once again, El Bravo, I will leave this board if you say so, give that you gave me the douchesnozzel!

      If you don’t like the debate that I bring, I will leave his board, forever.

      Do you believe that I have a right to what I say and am entitled to express opinion or do you want me to leave?

      The ball is in you court. And believe me, if you choose to let me leave, I will leave.

      • trevorb06 - May 5, 2011 at 5:37 PM

        Don’t let the door hit you… on second thought… let it hit you…

      • Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - May 5, 2011 at 5:50 PM

        Really? I’m bestowed this honor? I appreciate the opportunity and I’d like to thank the HBT universe for your time and infinite thumbs downs I’ve received over the past few months. I’d like to thank my mom, dad, Jesus, Allah, and sweet sweet Buddha. I’d especially like to thank Lenny Dykstra.

        Now, where was I? Oh right, I admit, I do tend to run on tangents quite frequently for my own amusement. I think if it were a problem I’d not be permitted to post. That said, I talk baseball above on this very post and then threw in a wise crack about Phils phans for good measure. I can multi-task you know.

        Debate you say? Is that what you call that? Why would I throw my hat into the ring with you? You pose an argument sans facts (and I stress argument) then, when someone disagrees (or EVERYONE disagrees), you simply throw bags of dicks at people. So there’s no need or desire for me to debate you. I will say this: you are wrong about DUIs not being a big deal, you are wrong to say that replay has no place in baseball b/c of “tradition”, and you are wrong to say that Roy can’t go home for a few days to mind his family. Aside from that, I have no problem with you or your opinions and you have every right to believe these things.

        Last, but not least, it’s spelled douchenozzle and you are not one (despite my “d to the nozzle” note from yesterday). That term is held for the most egregrious violators of common sense and decency (see Luke Scott). It, as I’ve said before, is an extremely elite list of top nozzles of the douche. (I really do have a list.) You sir, do not meet that criteria.

        Peace, Bravo out

        P.S. Stick around, my friend. Keep commenting. There’s no hate here. It’s all about love and baseball (and pie).

      • halladaysbiceps - May 5, 2011 at 6:04 PM

        Mr. Jason “El Bravo” Heyward,

        I respect everything that you said and I also respect your decision to allow me to stay on this board. Honestly, if you had said the other option, I would have left.

        Now, with all that said, I give my baseball traditionalist opinion. I don’t do it to anger people, I just look at the game of baseball as I was taught.

        Thanks again, Braves fan.

      • Gobias Industries - May 5, 2011 at 9:31 PM

        Yeah, thanks, Braves fan.

    • halladaysbiceps - May 5, 2011 at 5:41 PM

      trevorb06, you probably know sh*t about baseball, am I right?

      • trevorb06 - May 5, 2011 at 5:49 PM

        Tell your mother I said I’m sorry. It must have been rough for her to raise such a delinquint.

    • Utley's Hair - May 5, 2011 at 6:58 PM

      Halladay, people don’t really take too kindly to be called clueless, idiotic and pathetic constantly, which is what you have been doing. People can disagree, but you reap what you sow.

      Go back and read the comment you made to me the other night about being respectful—though I was, and still am, unaware of an instance where I was being disrespectful. (Though I did mention something about your handle.) As for telling you about the word definitions, I was saying that you weren’t proving your point by using them the way you were. (And here it’s time for a Calcaterra pet peeve) If you were offended by that, I apologize.

      That said, go cake!!!

      • Alex K - May 5, 2011 at 8:21 PM

        I would like to second everything Ut just said (sans the cake thing – go ice cream!). Try not to call everyone names and set the tone in that direction, and people will probably back off you a little.

        You and I seem to agree on very little, but you can keep throwing out your opinions.

  5. hateradeonrocks - May 5, 2011 at 11:13 PM

    you’re complaining because you spent 30 dollars and still won the game? Roy Oswalt didn’t stay because his family was physically hurt, he stayed because his kids were traumatized and didn’t want him to leave. But way to jump to conclusions buddy.

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