Beerleaguers spent the last 24 hours reminding one another of Roy Halladay’s greatness. He’s on the hill this afternoon against the Tigers.
In supporting his claim that 90 wins will be easily achievable for the Phillies, one reader cited the Phillies’ incredible winning percentage the last two seasons in games started by Doc (22-11 in 2010, 24-8 in 2011, combined .708 winning percentage). “I remember there were a few people that were skeptical of Halladay being able to live up to his Christ-like billing when he was traded here,” one reader responded. “As far as I'm concerned, it has already been confirmed: he is, in fact, Jesus Christ.”
Many of the Phillies’ regulars remained back in Clearwater. Gillies CF, Podsednik LF, Wigginton 1B, Pence RF, Nix DH, Ruiz C, Luna 3B, Orr 2B, Galvis SS. Clearly, the Phils are holding wide open auditions in left field and at second to determine the final bench spots.