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Halladay Admits Phillies Feeling Pressure

Doc says guys are pressing (AP)

Roy Halladay owned up Tuesday night and admitted that a lot of the guys in the Phillies clubhouse are putting added pressure on themselves. As you can tell, it’s not working.

Halladay had one of his best post-game press conferences since joining the Phillies. Here are some audio excerpts. If you have time, take a listen:

Halladay May 22 – On Chooch getting tossed “I didn’t see anything wrong”

Halladay 2 – May 22 – Losses are definitely frustrating

Halladay 3 – May 22 – Guys are trying to carry the weight of the team, including him

Halladay 4 – May 22 – “You do it cause you want to, not cause you have to”

Halladay 5 – May 22 – Finding the right time to talk to the team is tough

Halladay 6 – May 22 – Matter of going out and enjoying it

Halladay 7 – May 22 – Different than Toronto

Halladay 8 – May 22 – Have such a good team, they do press more

Halladay 9 – May 22 – Leadership on the team

Halladay 10 – May 22 – Charlie is the leader, you dont want to interfere with him too much

Halladay 11 – May 22 – Feels like he needs to be a little better

Halladay 12 – May 22 – Not Happy with results

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  1. Jaron B

    May 23, 2012 at 12:14 am

    Would rotation days off for the next two weeks so that players can clear their heads BEYOND what they normally do: they should talk to a counselor to help them out. This game is not just about skill: it’s about a clear head. Carlos Zambrano can attest to that.

    Some excellent comments by Roy here. I do think you need players to lead and sometimes may need to do so at the expense of Charlie (but do give him a heads up and chat about your intent).

    Here’s to Howard and Utley’s more speedy return!

    I also request a guest post where a knee specialist talks about some of the aspects of Utley’s condition over the past few years. Questions to answer are: (1) did his knees get worse? If so, how did it happen and when? (2) why does his lessened pain level not matter in his rehab? I’m looking for a little insight into Utley’s condition. It would ease fans’ minds a little.

    • Jaron B

      May 23, 2012 at 3:02 am

      The first sentence should read: “Would rotating days off…”

  2. bacardipr05

    May 23, 2012 at 5:56 am

    Maybe the pressure of knowing they have to pitch a 2 run or less is getting to them. I have a feeling this team is starting to fall apart. Just a gut feeling for some reason. They may get into another winning streak who knows and i may eat my words later. This team doesnt have that same feeling as the Phils squads from last 5 years. The Phils had face adversity and set backs before but one starts to wonder when the magic or luck or whatever you want to call it will run out.

  3. Jeff

    May 23, 2012 at 9:07 am

    What a mess of a team. First off the Nats are not very good.

    Jimmy should of never been signed. There is no power on
    This team. Base running is terrible. No left fielder. They need to
    Overhaul this team. Stadium will become empty soon

  4. hotdog

    May 23, 2012 at 11:47 am

    Last nights loss was acceptable they got beat. Mondays loss was worse because it was a mental error not scoring by Polanco. I thought anyone would be able to drive in runs from the cleanup spot. I dont think anyone will runaway with this division they need to stop making mental mistakes and someone needs to stand up and become a leader.

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