Sometimes It Rains and Sometimes Roy Halladay Gets Sick

Sometimes It Rains and Sometimes Roy Halladay Gets Sick

Some of you may be "skeptics" while others may have "myriad questions" surrounding Roy Halladay being sick over the weekend, leaving his start after just one inning due to a stomach sickness. The team said he has a virus.

But his catcher will tell you he was sick. Erik Kratz has seen sick and Roy Halladay was sick, man. If we can't believe Phillies catchers who can we believe?

And Roy was still sick today. He showed up to the clubhouse in "jeans and a sweatshirt" and didn't even stop at his locker. He was just there for some meds. Because he's sick and wants to feel better.

I am not a skeptic nor do I have myriad questions. I'd just like to see Roy Halladay healthy and pitching. Get that guy some Gatorade, damn it.

And sometimes it just rains.

From Ruben Amaro Jr. who talked to beat writer Ryan Lawrence today:

Q: I imagine you have to be disappointed, wanted to see him bounce back following that start Tuesday...

Amaro: Yeah, I’m sure Roy was. But you can’t do anything about it.
It’s like the rain, like the weather. You can’t do anything about
sickness.

Sometimes it rains.

Do you like rain? Do you hate when it rains? Do you enjoy staying in bed and watching it rain through foggy windows? Do you think we need more umbrellas in the world? Let's discuss in the comments.

Ben Simmons, Robert Covington react to Ersan Ilyasova trade

Ben Simmons, Robert Covington react to Ersan Ilyasova trade

On Wednesday, the Sixers traded Ersan Ilyasova to the Hawks in exchange for Tiago Splitter and a 2017 second-round pick, as well as the option to swap 2017 second-round selections (see story).

"I want to thank Ersan Ilyasova for his positive contributions to this organization both on and off the basketball court," president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo said in a statement. "Ersan is a true professional whose daily examples of hard work, focus and consistency have helped facilitate the ongoing growth of our program and culture."

The Sixers took to Instagram to express their appreciation for Ilyasova’s leadership. Ilyasova quickly embraced the role of a veteran go-to when he was traded to the Sixers in early November. Both posts below exemplify his team-first mentality.

✊🏼 A true Pro @ersanilyasova7

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Thanks for being a great teammate @ersanilyasova7. Wishing you the best in ATL

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Best of NHL: Rickard Rakell, Ducks snap Bruins' win streak at 4

Best of NHL: Rickard Rakell, Ducks snap Bruins' win streak at 4

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Rickard Rakell broke a tie with his second goal with 2:34 to play, and the Anaheim Ducks snapped Boston's four-game winning streak under new coach Bruce Cassidy with a 5-3 victory over the Bruins on Wednesday night.

Rakell also scored in the second period for the Ducks and has 24 goals in his outstanding season. Ondrej Kase, Josh Manson and Andrew Cogliano also scored for Anaheim, and Jonathan Bernier made 26 saves in his first victory since Jan. 23.

Frank Vatrano scored the tying goal in the third period for the Bruins, who hadn't lost since Cassidy replaced Claude Julien on Feb. 7. Defensemen Brandon Carlo and Zdeno Chara scored early goals, and Tuukka Rask stopped 20 shots.

Anaheim beat Boston for the seventh straight time (see full recap).

Rare goal from Russell lifts Oilers over Panthers
SUNRISE, Fla. -- Kris Russell's goal with 7:58 left was his first in more than a year and lifted the Edmonton Oilers over Florida 4-3 on Wednesday night to snap the Panthers' five-game winning streak.

Russell's goal was his first since Feb. 11, 2016, when he played for Calgary. He went goalless in his first 48 games with the Oilers.

Fellow defenseman Oscar Klefbom also scored for Edmonton, as did forwards Zack Kassian and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Connor McDavid, who came into the night leading the NHL scoring race, had an assist on Russell's goal.

Aleksander Barkov, Colton Sceviour and Jonathan Marchessault scored for Florida. Keith Yandle had two assists for the Panthers, giving him 400 points for his career.

Cam Talbot stopped 31 shots for the Oilers, who have won their last eight games at Florida -- last losing on the Panthers' ice in 2002. James Reimer made 31 saves for the Panthers, who just completed a 5-0-0 road trip (see full recap).