While this season may not be going the way the Philadelphia Phillies were hoping it would so far, they still have to be happy with the fact that they’re only 3 1/2 games out of first place in the NL East. Unfortunately, the Phillies’ rotation hasn’t lived up to their full potential this season as age is certainly catching up and while it seemed like there would be a chance that Roy Halladay would return closer to the end of the season–it appears that may not be the case after all.
MT @johnclarknbc10: Phils doctor says they will be very careful w/ Halladay. I think theres a good chance he doesnt pitch again this seasonAdvertisement
— NBC10 Philadelphia (@NBCPhiladelphia) May 16, 2013
Halladay recently underwent surgery to remove bone spurs in his shoulder along with fixing his rotator cuff and labrum and while it seemed like at first there would be a chance for a return this season, it wouldn’t come as a surprise if that ended up not happening. As competitive of a player as Halladay is, the last thing he wants to do is rush his way back to the field too quickly and make the situation worse.
Before his surgery, Halladay was off to a disappointing 2-4 start with an 8.65 ERA–which is extremely embarrassing for a pitcher that has always been known for dominating his opponents. Only time will tell when it comes to whether Halladay will return during the 2013 season, but if these early indications are any sign of what to expect–it doesn’t look good for the Phillies star pitcher so far.
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