Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Dagger in the heart for Phils' hopes

The Phillies uphill slog in the National League East just got steeper.

A lot steeper.

The whispers that had surrounded ace right-hander Roy Halladay since his spring efforts in Clearwater turned into headlines.

He's going on the shelf. And not just for the 15 days that he's been placed on the disabled list. The team now estimates Halladay will be out six to eight weeks. In the heart of the summer. That's a dagger to the heart of the Phillies' chances of continuing their reign atop the National League East.

Halladay joins Chase Utley and Ryan Howard on the MIA list for this suddenly very mediocre looking team.

How far have the Phils fallen? Well, I'll let columnist Jack McCaffery take it from here.

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