Why is Roy Halladay pitching today?

A wild 18 inning loss last night to the Diamondbacks that saw the Phillies use Sunday’s projected starter Tyler Cloyd for five innings, has led the Phillies to call up Roy Halladay today to pitch Sunday’s series finale against the Diamondbacks.

Halladay was scheduled to make a rehab appearance at Double-A Reading today, after struggling mightily with his control in a Single-A start this past Tuesday.

This just seems like the Phillies are setting Doc up to fail. I know that they are in a tough situation given the fact that Cloyd had to pitch last night, but the Phillies could have called up a long relief guy from the minors and made things work for one day. Hell, it isn’t like they are in a pennant race. Instead they are setting Doc up to fail, which just doesn’t seem fair.



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