It's Ruben Amaro, Jr.'s favorite day of the year, and the General Manager finds himself in a vastly different position than he was in in the previous three seasons. With the team 11 games under .500, and 12 games back of a Wild Card spot in the loss column, it's probably more than safe to say that the season is sunk.
So, we watch for developments that have impact on the future. A big one is Roy Halladay, who has been a shadow of his former self this season, even after resting for nearly two months. Halladay's health and effectiveness going forward is a very important factor in how the team will perform in 2013, and perhaps beyond.
Halladay pitches today against the Braves and Tim Hudson, hoping to avoid a sweep that would all but officially euthanize the team's playoff hopes.
Discuss the game below.
#34 / Pitcher / Philadelphia Phillies
May 14, 1977
|2012 - Roy Halladay||4-5||13||13||0||0||0||0||83.1||82||40||40||7||15||65||4.32||1.16|
#15 / Pitcher / Atlanta Braves
Jul 14, 1975
|2012 - Tim Hudson||9-4||17||16||1||1||0||0||104.1||98||46||43||5||29||63||3.71||1.22|