Posts Tagged ‘injury’

Phillies Bullpen Takes Another Shot, Mike Adams Heads to DL

Mike Adams will head to the disabled list for the rest of the season.The Phillies bullpen struggles seem sure to continue as top reliever Mike Adams labrum injury has landed him on the DL. The 34 year-old right hander reportedly has three tears in his throwing shoulder; two in his labrum and one in the rotator cuff. Doctors feel it’s highly unlikely that Adams will pitch again this year; a huge blow for an already ineffective bullpen. While Adams has not exactly been the perfect shutdown 8th inning guy they signed him to be (3.96 ERA), he was still the most reliable late game option available.

The real problem lies in whether this will be an injury that continues to plague him for the …

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Have We Seen The Last of Roy Halladay as a Phillie?

Roy Halladay & Carlos Ruiz from Halladay's Perfect Game against the Florida Marlins.I remember where I was on May 29, 2010. I was at a hotel in Wildwood with a bunch of my friends watching the Philadelphia Flyers face the Chicago Blackhawks in the NHL Playoffs. We were waiting for the game to end to go out for Memorial Day Weekend. It was an exciting hockey game but during the first intermission I looked at my phone to check the Phillies score. Phillies were winning and I noticed the Marlins had no hits as of yet.

The second period of the Flyers game comes on and I keep watching my phone. Marlins finish another inning with no walks or hits. I show it to my buddy. We …

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The Halladay Effect: What To Do If the Doctor Is No Longer In

Roy Halladay going on the disabled list means what exactly to the Phillies?Fresh off another embarrassing drubbing at the hands of the lowly Miami Marlins this past Sunday, Phillies ace Roy Halladay is at this very minute awaiting results of a medical exam that could determine his season, his future, and his legacy. Nothing about his current situation looks very promising, which is provoking both fans and players to ponder a future without perhaps the most dominant pitcher of the past decade. In a strange way, however, Halladay’s untimely demise and a Phillies run to the post-season could actually enhance his legacy and popularity.

This week has seen a blame game erupt among Phillies faithful over who is responsible for the Halladay situation. Many fans …

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Roy Halladay Lands on DL; Joe Savery Called Up for Phillies

Roy Halladay has been placed on the disabled list by the Phillies.The nightmare is finally upon us Philadelphia Phillies fans. Roy Halladay goes on the disabled list today and left hander Joe Savery is called up from AAA Lehigh Valley to take up his spot on the roster. Savery is a short-term call up as the Phillies have a few days to call up a starter to replace Halladay in the rotation. It is expected that Adam Morgan will be taking his spot in the rotation but it could be too early to tell on that aspect. It would fit Morgan’s day in the rotation.

Halladay going to the DL was no surprise after his pitching performance this season. Halladay said after …

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Speculation Ends over Andrew Bynum

Andrew Bynum is having season ending knee surgery and will not play at all this year for the Philadelphia 76ersAndrew Bynum will not play a single game as a 76er this season, as was officially announced yesterday.  The announcement finally put an end to months of speculation about whether or not the All-Star center will play for Philadelphia this year.  To many 76ers fans however, this was essentially already a known fact.  No more of the bogus “Bynum Updates” and false timelines, as Bynum will have to undergo “season ending surgery” on BOTH of his knees.

The surgery is to occur on Tuesday (March 19th) and will be to remove any remaining debris from each knee.  76ers’ General Manager …

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Questions Linger for Halladay After Early Exit

Roy Halladay's health is a concern again for the Phillies after lasting one inning in a Spring Training game Sunday.After battling injuries, inconsistency and a decline in velocity in 2012, the health and performance of Roy Halladay were one of the Phillies biggest concerns heading into spring training.

Halladay was pulled from Sunday’s  grapefruit league game against the Orioles after one inning, reportedly suffering from a stomach virus. In his previous start, the 2-time Cy Young award winner was shelled for 7 runs in 2 2/3 innings by a Detroit Tigers lineup missing sluggers Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder.

Following the disaster against Detroit, Halladay attributed his poor performance to him feeling “Lethargic” …

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Shouldn’t Believe Anything You Hear About Andrew Bynum

Andrew Bynum is practicing but still not playing. Will we ever see him in a 76ers uniform?He is practicing, he has been cleared to do this and that, he should be ready to play after the All-Star break and he is doing much better. Anyone else sick of hearing these lines from the 76ers organization and Andrew Bynum? Well I am. I also sincerely apologize for my past posts about his return and how excited I was for it to help fix the 76ers. Although I did clear up that last one and claim that even if he did return he would not help the team.

Bynum will not be back. In fact until you see him walk out of the …

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Flyers Suffer Tough Road Loss To Devils

Ilya Bryzgalov game up 5 goals in a 5-3 loss to the Devils in New Jersey Friday night.In a normal hockey season, a team’s success or failure can often be traced back to a defining moment. It may be one game or a series of games that determine the direction a team and a season will ultimately take. Over an 82 game schedule, it can be hard to see where things went right or wrong until a season is over and there is time to look back. In a lockout shortened season, these dare to be great situations can be seen from miles away, as if they are exits on highway, for a usually long trip that has been cut in …

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Why the 76ers NEED Jrue Holiday

Philadelphia 76ers Point Guard Jrue Holiday has missed games due to a foot injury and the 76ers need him back.The last few 76ers games have shown us that the absence of Andrew Bynum isn’t necessarily the difference-maker this season; the team is lost with Jrue Holiday.  Holiday, who suffered a foot sprain foot during last Wednesday’s game against the Chicago Bulls, has been sorely missed.  Since the loss to the Bulls, the 76ers have lost four consecutive games to the Indiana Pacers, the dismal Los Angeles Lakers, the Dallas Mavericks and last night’s loss to the Houston Rockets.  Not only did they lose, they lost winnable games.  The Lakers have been a mess, the Pacers are nothing to write home about, and the Mavs are playing without their star Dirk Nowitzki.  For all …

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How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Embrace Nick Foles

The Eagles will turn to Nick Foles to replace the injured Michael VickMichael Vick‘s days in Philadelphia are numbered.

I know it. He knows it. The Eagles locker room knows it. Hell, even that cute hostess at Johnny Rockets who just moved here from Decatur and who claims to not be much of a football fan knows it. Everyone knows it.

Yes, he is still on the Eagles roster. And yes, he has a contract that stipulates he will be with the Eagles for years to come. But the writing has been on the wall for some time now.

After two disappointing seasons with Vick at the helm (this current one all but over), it’s a foregone conclusion that the Eagles will exercise the opt-out clause they cleverly inserted into Vick’s contract when they extended him after this season reaches …

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