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Roy Halladay Injury: Shoulder Soreness The Early Diagnosis For Phillies Ace

The St. Louis Cardinals winning and Adam Wainwright looking great were both huge here in town, but the big national news from Sunday's win is a potential Roy Halladay injury—the Philadelphia Phillies ace left their 8-3 loss after working through a scoreless second inning, with something the Phillies are describing right now as simple shoulder soreness. (Though I'm not sure shoulder soreness is ever simple for a pitcher.) Halladay took the loss, falling to 4-5 on the season after giving up a first-inning grand slam to Yadier Molina.

That record should indicate that it's been a tough season already, as far as Roy Halladay goes—of course, a tough season for Roy Halladay involves a strikeout-to-walk ratio over four instead of over six. A significant amount of missed time for Halladay could make the Phillies the surprise leaders in the upcoming bidding war for a familiar face—Roy Oswalt, who's been connected with the Cardinals all year.

But as the Cardinals get good news about Chris Carpenter, the Philadelphia Phillies are struck by potentially awful news about his NLCS adversary. His less-than-stellar start helped the Cardinals to a crucial win, but no fan of baseball can be happy about the possibility of a Roy Halladay injury.