Friday, May 11, 2007

What's up, Doc?

Not to add to the generalized feeling of dread, but the last time Roy Halladay had two consecutive bad outings like this was in July of 2004, just before hit went on the shelf for pretty much the rest of the season.

Back in February, Baseball Prospectus injury guru Will Carroll reported that Halladay had been suffering through some muscle tightness in his off-season workouts. But J.P. Ricciardi assured us that Doc wasn't injured, and that it was no big deal.

And would he lie to you?

Having watched both of these eerily similar innings, a couple of things come to mind. First, Halladay has been getting the ground balls he always does, but they are sneaking through the infield. (Is this a matter of the middle infielders being poorly positioned?)

Second, Halladay looks as though he has been labouring when he's had to throw from the stretch for extended periods, and it has slowed down his usually efficient game significantly.

What's it all mean? We shudder to think.


Shortwaveboy said...

He has definitely had two bad starts, but he looked unstoppable in the three before that. I have to think that this is a recent issue.


I just posted this, but I don't think losing Zaun is helping out anybody on the staff right now. There might be something to the fact that Phillips and Fasano never caught on with any organization for too long as a catcher, considering there are plenty of backstops with worse career plate production who are valued for their staff-handling abilities.

HeWhoKnows said...

Hate to rub it in, but you Jay fans have to check out the picture they have up on the Dirt Dogs site.