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Phillies place Roy Halladay on the disabled list with shoulder injury

May 6, 2013, 3:01 PM EDT

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As expected the Phillies have placed Roy Halladay on the disabled list with what the team is calling right shoulder inflammation.

Halladay got knocked around for nine runs by the usually punchless Marlins yesterday, inflating his ERA to 8.65, and admitted afterward that he’s been feeling shoulder pain since April 24. In the past Halladay has always downplayed injuries and he apparently didn’t let the Phillies know this time around either, but at this point there’s no getting around the fact that something significant is not right and hasn’t been for a while.

He’s scheduled to be examined by Dr. Lewis Yocum later this week.

  1. randygnyc - May 6, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    Bullshit cover up.

    • dwdive - May 6, 2013 at 3:32 PM

      What’s the difference?

    • fanofevilempire - May 6, 2013 at 3:45 PM

      Doc has been a bust.
      Lee is no different.

      • congratsyouareanidiot - May 6, 2013 at 4:01 PM

        I don’t understand how you can call Lee a bust. That’s complete idiocy.

      • hammyofdoom - May 6, 2013 at 5:15 PM

        I’ll take a guess and say that you haven’t even looked at Lee’s stats from the past 5 years (including so far this year) have you?

      • cincibowtie - May 6, 2013 at 5:28 PM

        Year 1, doc won the cy young, including a no hitter in his first even post season start. Year two second in the cy young. Last year things unraveled, obviously, but to call him a bust makes you a jackass.

      • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - May 6, 2013 at 7:19 PM

        Doc, since being sent to the minors and reinventing himself, thru last year:

        186-86 (.684 win %, roughly the same as future HoFer Pedro), 3.07 ERA (143ERA+, tied for 10th best all time with Clemens), 1927 K to 433 BB (4.45 K/BB) over 2456IP. Or in other words:

        Wins – 2nd
        ERA – 2nd
        FIP – 3rd
        fWAR – 1st
        IP – 3rd

        And that includes his terrible year last year. How do you figure that = bust?

      • tuberippin - May 6, 2013 at 8:23 PM

        Someone’s still angry about Cliff Lee spurning the Yankees for the Phillies. U MAD??

    • indaburg - May 6, 2013 at 3:55 PM

      How do you figure? Doc’s M.O. has been to keep pain quiet. I think this is a mistake that ultimately hurts the team, but some players are so crazy competitive that they go into denial. Bah, it’s just a flesh wound. I still got me other arm.

      • slartibartfast4242 - May 6, 2013 at 4:35 PM

        Doc always triumphs?

    • tuberippin - May 6, 2013 at 8:25 PM

      My reaction to your post (and honestly, most of your posts): http://tinyurl.com/c66anph

      He’s a 36 year old starter who has pitched 200+ innings 8 of the last 10 or 11 seasons. You really don’t think at some point his arm would begin to wear down and fall apart?

  2. dwdive - May 6, 2013 at 3:31 PM

    Thank God they put him on the DL. They have 3 really good pitching prospects ready to go, let’s get another one of them up here and let them have at it. Pettibone is already looking good, and with Morgan, Cloyd, and Biddle, all waiting in the wings, the pitching isn’t going to be the problem for the Phil’s the rest of this year. That line-up better start hitting or it’s not going to matter who is pitching every 5th day. At this point, the Phillies are better off without Halladay.

  3. kevinbnyc - May 6, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    Roy Halladay doesn’t rate a visit to Dr. James Andrews??

  4. bowltr - May 6, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    He’s gotta have some excuse as to why he sux.

    • sportsdrenched - May 6, 2013 at 4:14 PM

      That’s it, back to ProFootballTalk with you.

    • paperlions - May 6, 2013 at 4:16 PM

      What’s yours?

    • evanwins - May 6, 2013 at 4:18 PM

      You’re right. He’s not injured, that’s just an excuse.

      He was just getting lucky all those years, ya know, when he won the 2 Cy Youngs, threw the no-hitter and the perfect game and all-in-all dominated the majors.

      Finally, his luck has ran out!

  5. Liam - May 6, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    Why not just send him to Single A?

  6. evanwins - May 6, 2013 at 4:24 PM

    No disrespect to Halladay but I am glad he won’t be pitching for The Phillies for a while. He was the exact opposite of effective this year. Phils have PROSPECTS in pitching so this is one spot we can maybe take a hit on.,,,It’s not like this year is shaping up to be anything spectacular for the Phillies anyway so might as well get some young guys some experience….Although Lannan will probably come back and Pettibone will probably stay up.

  7. dluxxx - May 6, 2013 at 5:31 PM

    I am completely in awe at how great Phillies fans are at trolling themselves. Amazing…

  8. dcowboyfan - May 6, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    Philadelphia…The city of excuses….This guy is a complete arrogant tool, and the shoulder excuse is complete BS. ” Doc ” had one good season and has been overrated the entire time hes been there. Halladay, Lee and Hamels have a combined 5-15 record, and are being paid MILLIONS to suck !!
    Amaro has absolutely no clue how to run a team, the World Series was a gift, and what have they done since ??? ” The Big Piece ” at first base, Utley was done years ago, Rollins is completely overrated, and Young cant play. All a bunch of prima donnas that dont care, and still collect a hefty paycheck. This team is a joke, as are the ” best ” fans in baseball !!!!
    See ya Doc……

    • tuberippin - May 6, 2013 at 9:27 PM

      “This team is a joke,” said a fan of the Texas Rangers, a team which has never won a World Series title. The Phils haven’t won much, but even they have 1980 and 2008.

      But I agree (as do most commenters on here) that Ruben Amaro is an awful GM. He has run this team into the ground. I really, REALLY miss Pat Gillick.

      I disagree about Halladay. To that end, the fuck are you talking about? First of all, he was already 33 years old with 2,046 innings pitched under his belt before coming to Philly. In his first two years with the Phillies, he:

      * Won 30 games
      * Pitched 484 innings in the regular season (plus 38 innings in the playoffs with a 2.37 ERA)
      * Had 17 complete games and 5 shutouts (led the NL both years in CGs and led in SHOs in 2010)
      * Had the lowest BB/9 rate among all NL starters in 2010 and 2011
      * Finished 2nd and 3rd in the NL in Ks in 2010 and 2011
      * Led the NL in wins in 2010
      * Won the NL Cy Young in 2010 (one of five pitchers all time to have won a Cy Young in both leagues; the award dates back to 1956), and was runner-up in 2011 to Clayton Kershaw despite having an equally-good (and in some respects, better) season than Kershaw
      * Led the NL in WAR in 2010 and 2011
      * Led the NL in K:BB ratio in 2010 and 2011
      * Two All-Star appearances
      * Pitched a perfect game, May 29, 2010
      * Pitched a no-hitter, the second post-season no-hitter in history, October 6, 2010 (the only player to throw a perfect game and a post-season no-hitter in the same year in baseball history)

      Yes, his 2012 was marred by injury and his 2013 is likely to be the same, but the Phillies didn’t pay him the big bucks for 2012 and 2013. They paid him for 2010 and 2011, and he performed damn well. It’s not Halladay’s fault that the Phillies couldn’t get in done against the Giants in the 2010 NLCS and against the Cardinals in the 2011 NLDS; hell, Halladay pitched an incredible Game 5 in the 2011 NLDS against Carpenter and the Cards.

      But hey, let’s not let facts get in the way of your subjective conclusion.

  9. APBA Guy - May 6, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    Where did all these morons come from? This site is a different world in the afternoon.

    • dlf9 - May 6, 2013 at 6:31 PM

      I’m generally happy for Craig, Aaron and the rest of the writers that they are developing a broader audience. On the other hand, the quality of that broader audience’s writing … well let’s just say the commenters on shysterball had a rather different signal to noise ratio.

      • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - May 6, 2013 at 7:21 PM

        They all can’t be this dumb, can they? Doc is overrated, Doc only had one good year with Philly? Lee is a bust? I think we’re just being trolled to be honest.

    • Old Gator - May 6, 2013 at 7:54 PM

      They must be repairing the server at Yahoo Blogs. Give it another hour and you’ll have people on here you never saw before blaming Obama for it.

  10. dcowboyfan - May 8, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    In response @ tuberippin, your post just proved my point that much more…..When the Phillies got him, he was already 33 years old, and 2,046 innings pitched….and your point is ????
    I must have missed the parade and ” Doc ” holding up the World Series trophy. Its hysterical to listen to 94WIP, and 97.5 to hear all the fans making excuses already. They all knew ” Doc ” was hurt, and needs time to rest, and this guy has the balls to blame his catcher in the beginning of the season.
    This team blows, Manuel will be gone and youll all be stuck with these overpaid, overrated A-holes.
    Keep the excuses coming, just stay away from sharp objects and the Walt Whitman Bridge.
    See you at the parade !!!!

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