Halladay A Little Ahead Of Schedule

Roy Halladay entered the visitor’s clubhouse Friday afternoon at Marlins Park drenched in sweat.

He just threw 33 pitches in his first bullpen session since he landed on the disabled list in May with a strained latissimus dorsi. Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee said Halladay is a little bit ahead of schedule – more days than weeks, he stressed – and is “progressing nicely.”

“It is quicker than the doctor probably thought?” Dubee said. “It might be a few days, but not major. But his work ethic dictates that, too.”

The Phillies originally offered a six-to-eight week timetable for Halladay’s return to the mound for the Phillies.

Could Halladay be back closer to six weeks than eight? It certainly seems possible.

“We’ll see when that day arrives,” Dubee said.

Dubee declined to say when Halladay might throw his second bullpen session or how close he might be to a rehab start.

“We’ll see how he feels tomorrow,” Dubee said. “What he’s going to do after this is undetermined.”


Hurry up, Roy. This ship is taking on water. A Halladay bullpen session is better than a Cliff Lee start at this point.

Halladay A Little Ahead Of Schedule

Why is everything ‘a little bit’ with you media types? Can’t anything stand alone? Must every pitch be ‘a little high?’ Never just high. And never plain struggled. It’s always ‘struggled a little bit.’ It seems stuff must be modified to a lesser degree to give the team, it players, and coaches some slack. God knows giving the unvarnished truth would likely break their spirit for good. The 3 TV Booth Stooges are the worst offenders. Now it’s rubbing off on Zolecki.

It says “Rich Dubee said Halladay is a little ahead of schedule.” It wasn’t Todd editorializing.
What’s really bothering you, davy? Do you miss Goliath?

When Dubee says, “…than the doctor probably…” Did he mean Doc Halladay or The Doc’s doc?

Certainly good news along with Howard having a good rehab game yesterday. Will certainly give the team and fans a boast, but I don’t think with Halladay’s or Howard’s return will save the season. I think they’re too far gone.

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