Sunday, February 7, 2016

Happ could miss a third start; Game likely to be played

Just a few quick notes before I run across the street to do Daily News Live:

Happ could miss a third start; Game likely to be played


Just a few quick notes before I run across the street to do Daily News Live:

1) Charlie Manuel said he has been told that the steady rain that has been falling all day on South Philadelphia is expected to diminish around 6:30, leaving an opening that the Phillies believe will be big enough to play tonight's game against the Mets. Then again, Manuel was told the same thing before Game 5 of the World Series last year.

2) J.A. Happ is improving, but Manuel said that the lefthander could miss a third start due to the innercostal strain that has sidelined him since Monday. Happ was throwing lightly off of flat ground in right field today.

"It sounds like he is going to miss another one, but I'm not sure," Manuel said. He later labelled the chances of Happ returning in time for his scheduled start next week "50/50."

3) Clay Condrey said he felt good today and ready to return to competitive action, but said he did not know what the Phillies' plan for him was.

4) Scott Eyre has a bone chip in his elbow, but he said that he is determined to play through the pain. He will get a cortisone shot within the next couple of days, then try to get back on the mound. Eyre, who said he hopes to play again next season, said that doctors have told them there is a procedure they can perform in the offseason to alleviate the sharp pain caused by the chip.

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