29 May

This is going to be pretty tough to overcome. I hate to say this, but I don’t really know if the Phillies can survive this one.

The Zo Zone

The news is bad, but it could have been much worse.

The Phillies placed Roy Halladay on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with what they call a Grade 1/2 strain of his right latissimus dorsi. He will be sidelined from activity for three weeks, but the Phillies are hopeful he can be pitching again in six to eight weeks.

“We hate to have him down,” Phillies assistant general manager Scott Proefrock said, “but it’s nothing that requires anything other than rest.”

That means no torn rotator cuff or labrum.

That means no surgery.

“If there’s good news from an injury, this is probably good news,” Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee said.

But it is a blow to a team that has been struggling this season just to have a winning record. The Phillies have recalled catcher Erik Kratz to take Halladay’s place on the 25-man roster. Vance Worley, who…

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