|Roy Halladay (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Roy Halladay doesn't normally pitch poorly. Lately though, Roy has been pitching somewhat poorly. Halladay burst into the 2012 season with 3 wins in a row for his first three starts. Roy's last win in those first three games was April 16th, 2012 against the San Francisco Giants. Since that start, Halladay has had 8 more starts including today. During that stretch, Halladay has just 1 win and 5 losses, and the Phillies ended up losing the other two games that Roy didn't have a decision in.
Today in St. Louis, it was hot. Halladay normally hasn't been his best in the heat lately. Early in the game, Halladay gave up a Grand Slam in the first inning, and was taken out of this game after 2.0 innings with what has been reported as 'shoulder soreness.'
Unfortunately, the Phillies haven't been exactly forthcoming with injury information this year. Further tests are probably needed to say what exactly is the problem with Halladay.
Ryan Howard is continuing his rehab, though little is being said about how he is making strides to getting back on the field.