What's Up Doc? Halladay Needs A Doctor....


Roy Halladay had a disastrous outing Sunday afternoon against the Marlins. Halladay lasted just 2 1/3 innings and  in a 14-2 loss to Miami, and now he is going to see a doctor. After the game, he revealed to reporters that he has been experiencing mild discomfort in his throwing shoulder since his April 24th outing against the Pirates. Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. was asked if Halladay had informed anyone in management of the discomfort he felt in his right shoulder after the start against the Pirates. Amaro Jr. said that Halladay had not told anyone and figured it was just normal post game soreness. It appears imminent that Halladay will go on the disabled list. Halladay has a 8.65 ERA and the Phillies have to find out what is going on with their $20 million dollar pitcher. 

 MLB News & Notes

  • Matt Cain finally earned his first victory of the season Sunday night against the Dodgers. Cain allowed just one run in 7 1/3 innings in a win against the Dodgers. Fantasy owners can take a deep breath and feel confident having Cain moving forward.
  • Justin Verlander took a no-hitter into the seventh inning against the Astros on Sunday. This was not a fair fight as the Tigers had an easy four-game sweep of the Astros and Verlander simply put it on cruise control and earned the win.
  • Jedd Gyorko is off to a great start in May at the plate. Gyorko is batting .368 and he hit his second home run of the season on Sunday. It's not surprising that it has taken Gyorko some time to get comfortable at the major league level. Like any rookie, there will be tough periods, but fantasy owners can expect Gyorko to continue to improve.
  • Grant Balfour earned his fifth save of the season in the A's win over the Yankees. Balfour has now converted 23 consecutive save opportunities for the A's dating back to last year.
  • Didi Gregorius (concussion) went 2-for-3 with a home run on Sunday in his return to the Diamondbacks' lineup. He is now batting .433 with three home runs since being called up.
  • Alex Gordon hit a walkoff RBI single on Sunday as the Royals defeated the White Sox in extra-innings. Gordon is off to a solid start this season as he is batting .303 with 20 RBI in 27 games.
  • John Axford struggles continued on Sunday, but the Brewers are not going to send him to the minors at this time.  Axford allowed four runners to reach base Sunday while recording just one out, and he now owns a 9.95 ERA.
  • Ryan Madson (elbow) could begin a minor league rehab assignment this week. The Angels are desperate for Madson to return to their bullpen and it appears that he is moving in the right direction without a setback this time.
  • Adeiny Hechavarria drove in seven runs as the Marlins had their way with Roy Halladay and the Phillies. By far this was Hechavarria's best game of his career.
  • Mark Ellis (quadriceps) could land on the 15-day disabled list after not being in the Dodgers lineup on Saturday or Sunday.