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Tyler Cloyd to replace Roy Halladay in the Phillies rotation

May 8, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

Tyler Cloyd

The Tyler Cloyd era is … go! Jim Salisbury reports:

The Phillies will bring up Tyler Cloyd to start in Roy Halladay’s place Friday night in Phoenix. Cloyd, who turns 26 a week from Thursday, is 1-3 with a 5.40 ERA in six starts at Triple A Lehigh Valley this season.

Salisbury reports that Ruben Amaro chose Cloyd because he has “the hot hand.”

Shhh! Don’t tell Ruben about this.

To be fair, Cloyd did pitch well last time. He struck out 10 in eight innings and allowed a single run in his outing against Indianapolis. And black came up the last three times at the roulette wheel, so I’m totally betting on red.

  1. mrdry14 - May 8, 2013 at 1:06 PM

    His ERA is 5.40………that’s about half of halliday’s ERA.

  2. illcomm - May 8, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    you just a total negative dumbdumb Craig. give the kid a chance and just don’t hate on people so you can get some comments. kind of pathetic even for you Craig.

  3. raysfan1 - May 8, 2013 at 1:24 PM

    Time to worry if an “eccentric” commenter shows up with the handle “Cloydsbicepts.”

    • heyblueyoustink - May 8, 2013 at 1:33 PM

      He’s kind of a junk baller if I remember correctly, so maybe it should be Cloydsjunk we should be worried about?

    • Francisco (FC) - May 8, 2013 at 1:51 PM

      I’m still waiting for Valdespinsjunk

  4. heyblueyoustink - May 8, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    Could be worse. They could have a bunch of dead money named Upton and Uggla. At least Cloyd is on the cheap.

    • paperlions - May 8, 2013 at 2:35 PM

      They have a bunch of dead money, it just has different names.

      • evanwins - May 9, 2013 at 12:57 AM

        Money ain’t a thang for the Phillies. And more is on the way…..

    • tommyshih - May 8, 2013 at 3:02 PM

      There are definitely more eulogies being written for Philadelphia dollar bills.

    • heyblueyoustink - May 8, 2013 at 4:30 PM

      Ah, But only one “big piece” is unmovable. They can blow up much of that other big money very quickly and give the farm system a shot in the arm.

      They have trade deadline bait for contenders if they’re out.

  5. craigisaloser - May 8, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    Just another lame cut and paste blog piece from Mr. No Talent.

  6. drunkenhooliganism - May 8, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    Translated into english, Amaro said that it isn’t June yet so he can’t call up Biddle.

    Or he really believes Cloyd is better than Biddle, which terrifies me.

    • heyblueyoustink - May 8, 2013 at 1:56 PM

      You know what the answer is there. Service years.

      • drunkenhooliganism - May 8, 2013 at 2:39 PM

        That would be why I wouldn’t call him up yet. But Amaro frightens me.

  7. tvguy22 - May 8, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    Actually, he was up with the big club last year, going 2-2 with a 4.91 ERA and 30 K’s.

  8. ryand17 - May 8, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    There is actual randomness (rare) and things that are too complex to predict with available collection methods at a meaningful precision. The inability to statistically prove the hot hand theory by analyzing a couple of basketball seasons does not disprove it. The principles that gaining confidence through success or that making a shot or placing a pitch are dependent events makes more sense than the counter. Look at MLB, I doubt these guys are significantly smarter, bigger or stronger than the overwhelming pool of minor league and independent league players, they’ve just been able to replicate successful approaches more frequently than their peers. If every pitch were an independent event, how could anyone explain guys like Jamie Moyer?

    On the topic of Tyler Cloyd, RAJ set a hard line of not bringing up Biddle early. That realistically left Cloyd or Adam Morgan. Morgan’s given up 8 runs in his last 10 innings while Cloyd has pitched well. He doesn’t yet know the extent of Halladay’s injury so they may need a couple of stopgap starts or much more. Morgan is 3 years younger and assuming he’s working through something right now, would benefit more from seeing AA hitters instead of the Diamondbacks.

  9. paperlions - May 8, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    Good thing Phillies fans aren’t thin skinned.

    • xmatt0926x - May 8, 2013 at 3:46 PM

      There lots of thin-skinned Phillies fans. Also lot’s of guys with nothing better to do than troll whenever a Phillies article is posted. I wouldn’t be too proud to be on either side.

  10. dennisund - May 8, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    I see analogies are also not Craig’s strong suit. it would be like hitting black a few times, then red, then betting red. The bet would follow the hopeful outcome that was most recent.

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