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The Sky Is Falling: Roy Halladay Was Not Good At All Today

The Sky Is Falling: Roy Halladay Was Not Good At All Today

Roy Halladay’s line against the Tigers on March 12: 2.2 IP,
6 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 4 BB, 2 SO, 2 HR – including a grand slam. 11 of 18 batters
reached base safely.

Everybody, please move to the fallout shelters in an orderly

Doc had been having a nice, calming Spring for the Phillies,
allowing six hits and two earned runs over 8.1 innings in his previous three
starts. His command seemed to be there, walking two batters compared to seven
strikeouts, while hitters hadn’t really teed off on him at all, surrendering
just one home run.

Tuesday’s outing was a far cry from that obviously. The
control issues are particularly worrisome, and the parade across home plate
inflated Halladay’s ERA from 2.16 to 7.36. Worse yet, the Detroit Tigers didn’t
even have several of their best players in the lineup.

You would like to chalk it up to one bad day. Maybe Halladay
was working on some things. Maybe…

Unfortunately, there are multiple reports that Halladay’s
velocity was down today, just as it was down in his last start. Just as it was
last Spring. Cue panic.

It’s not the end of the world quite yet. It was one bad day after all. The Phillies
don’t necessarily need Roy Halladay to return to Cy Young form. It’s probably
not fair to expect that.

The Phils do need Doc to at least be effective though if
they are to have a Fightin chance this year. Clearly he was anything but on
Tuesday. Time will tell if he can turn it around, but there is definitely cause
for concern.

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There's a Chance a change could be coming for Eagles at left guard

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There's a Chance a change could be coming for Eagles at left guard

On Monday, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said he didn't want to "push any panic buttons" because of his offensive line. 

Turns out, he might be ready to. 

During the portion of Wednesday's practice that is open to reporters, Chance Warmack took first-team left guard reps between Jason Peters and Jason Kelce during individual drills. Isaac Seumalo was no longer working with the first team. It could possibly be a sign of things to come. 

The team portion of practice is closed to media members. 

Seumalo, the second-year offensive lineman out of Oregon State, had a terrible game against the Chiefs on Sunday. He gave up four of the six sacks the Eagles allowed and three of them went to defensive end Chris Jones, who was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week. 

Seumalo, 23, admitted after the 27-20 loss Sunday that he needed to play better (see story). Meanwhile, Pederson pointed out some of Seumalo's issues — dropping his head, late hands, getting off the ball late — but said they were correctable. 

"So we'll evaluate the whole thing," Pederson continued Wednesday after saying he didn't want to push panic buttons. "It's not — again, it's not just one guy. If you're going to point the finger too, you can point it at me; I'm part of the pie, too. We'll evaluate it and we'll keep evaluating it."

Seumalo was handed the starting left guard job at the start of this training camp. The team decided that and was set to release veteran, and previous starter, Allen Barbre until they were able to get a conditional seventh-round pick for him. Looking back, they might have made that move too hastily. 

For the first two games of the season, Warmack has been inactive. It's the first time in his NFL career that he's been healthy and hasn't played. The former 10th overall pick joined the Eagles this offseason on a one-year deal but has since signed an extension to keep him under contract through the 2018 season. Warmack, after the first game of the season, said he was trying not to read into anything (see story)

In Philadelphia, Warmack has been reunited with his college position coach Jeff Stoutland. That was a big part of the reason he decided to join the Eagles. 

In addition to Warmack, the Eagles also have veteran Stefen Wisniewski available to play guard.