Halladay set to start, for now
Philadelphia Phillies ace Roy Halladay who got rocked by the Atlanta Braves on Saturday and is suffering from back spasms is still scheduled to start this Thursday. The Doc visited the doctor and all seems to be okay so with that the team doesn’t plan on shutting him down.
Amaro, the Phillies’ GM, said all examinations of Halladay’s shoulder and back have “seemed OK.” He said Halladay, at this point, is scheduled to make his next start. That should come Thursday against Washington.
Halladay described his latest injury as “spasms” behind his shoulder. Amaro said it is “tightness in his mid-to-upper back.” (Philly.com)
Some of started to say the Phillies should shut Halladay down. They’re saying how emotionally down he looked on Saturdays and maybe he can use the mental break. He’s had a long season, he’s been up and down performance wise and he’s suffered numerous ailments. So is it a good idea to shut him down? Let him rest his body and mind? The team’s not sure.
“It’s taken a little bit of a toll on him,” Amaro said. “We’ll talk to the doctors today or tomorrow to see if we’re risking any injury.”
What troubled me some is this next quote by Amaro in regards to shutting him down. “We’ll talk the doctors and see if there is benefit,” Amaro said. “We haven’t made any decisions any way or another.” In my opinion that’s Ruben saying if there’s no health risk we’re putting him out there no matter what and getting our monies worth.
Me, I think the Phillies should let him rest up. Let him get started on his off season rest a week early and hope he comes back like the old Doc.