Monday, July 11, 2011

Roy Halladay will start for NL in All-Star Game

Even though basically everyone in baseball has made the All-Star team at this point, at least the best pitcher in baseball will be starting: Roy Halladay has been named the starting pitcher for the National League. Expect him to pitch an inning or two before exiting the game.

Halladay could end up being the only Phillie to play in the game. Placido Polanco and Shane Victorino are injured and won't play and Cole Hamels has already been replaced after pitching yesterday. There is a chance that Cliff Lee will pitch in the game but he did just pitch Saturday and would likely prefer to rest.

Even though this game "counts", it's nice to know I can turn it off after the second inning and likely not miss any of the Phillies in action.


Jchill43 said...

Halladay aint even the best pitcher in the NL east in 2011. What a joke! J.J is the best pitcher in baseball this year! So he is starting based on reputation and past years performances! Really! So Bocchi is just like the average fan, putting the best on the field didn't enter his mind either.

allthingsphilly said...

Jurrjens is not better than Halladay. Halladay strikes out way more and walks almost no one. Best ERA doesn't equal best pitcher. Look at any advanced metric (WAR, FIP) and you will see Halladay is better than Jurrjens, and it's not really that close.

And its Bochy, by the way.

Chillhill said...

Yea or botch-ed-ie!