Roy Halladay is officially on the 15-day disabled list, presuming he currently contains only 15 days worth of disablings.
Who really know how many things are wrong in there? His journey is only just beginning as he heads to Los Angeles and the uncomfortable silence of Dr. Lewis Yocum’s waiting room. Meanwhile, the Phillies have a slot to fill in his absence, and that slot belongs to Joe Savery.
Joe Savery, the guy so numb from traveling between Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia he’s probably named all the cows. Joe’s story has gone from endearing and likable (He was a pitcher! Then a hitter! Then a pitcher!) to mundane and stale. We know who he is now. And we don’t have the massive division lead to see the charm in everything like we used to.
So, what’s Joe been up to? Well, he’s 3-0 with an 0.68 ERA. Huh. He’s thrown 13.1 innings. Gee.
He’s allowed eight hits, one earned run, and 17 K’s. Gaw.
Eventually, they will need a starting pitcher; and will most likely bring up some form of pitching prospect whose ceiling isn’t very exciting, but those desperate for a narrative will cling to their any success as a sign of things about to change. It will not be Jesse Biddle.