The same record as Carl Stinkin' Pavano, who went the distance and held the Phillies to one run in a 4-1 Sunday loss to the Twins. The Phillies, who bungled an easy series victory Saturday, have not scored more than three runs for Doc since May 6.
Beerleaguer: One of baseball's greatest irritations: offenses that don't produce for ace pitchers. The plan was for Halladay to collect 20 wins in his sleep, but at this rate it would take a dozen perfect games to get there. With all due respect to Jamie Moyer, the fact that Halladay has collected just one more win than Moyer chaps my hide. Doc was no great shakes yesterday, surrendering 11 hits, but he gave his mates eight good innings like he was supposed to. Perhaps they were still feeling the burn from Saturday's bullpen debacle. More likely, they're just an inconsistent, short-handed offense that couldn't solve Pavano's change-up. They're expected to get Jimmy Rollins back as early as Tuesday, so hopefully, one day, they'll look back and see this as some sort of turning point.
Valdez: The Phillies will need to make a roster move to accommodate J-Roll's return, and despite hitting his second home run in as many days, Wilson Valdez is still considered the likely candidate to go. He's better than Juan Castro, who has a major league contract, but if J-Roll is ready, Valdez won't see the light of day. Championing the Valdez cause just isn't a fight worth fighting. The Phils could always stall by sending Carlos Ruiz to the disabled list, which would allow them to bring J-Roll along slowly with Valdez serving as an understudy. Remember, the Phils are also working with an 11-man pitching staff and are holding Scott Mathieson in optional waiver limbo.