Here's the latest on Roy: He didn't meet with the media after the game, but he told coaches and trainers that he had experienced dizziness during the fourth and fifth innings. Team PR said he "absolutely" plans to make his next start, a question no doubt hurled from every scriptual within a 20 mile radius.
Rich Dubee was the first to toss out the All-Star game theory, though it has nothing to do with Bruce Bochy: [Phillies.com]
"He's probably the last guy you'd expect something like this, but that's what Mother Nature can do to you," Dubee said. "It was awful hot. I'm not making excuses, but … guys that go to the All-Star Game — you've got to have the All-Star Game, I understand that — but guys that go to the All-Star Game, they come back a little drawn. It's a busy three days. For that first week back, guys generally don't respond too well. It's just a hectic schedule. They fly out there, different time zones. You've got banquets. You've got whatever. And there's a lot to it. This guy takes tremendous care of himself. He's doing better now and that's what we're hoping for."
ASG causality list: Cole, Roy. Let's see how Cliff does tonight.
Here's more from Manuel and Dubee:
The runaway winner for best Vance Worley reference last night is David Murphy:
Well played, David. Well played. Let's also be thankful that Chris Wheeler wasn't in the booth during the fourth and fifth innings, otherwise we would have heard an endless breakdown of Doc's sweat glands. Wheels loves a man who can work up a good lather.
Also, Doc owes a beer to every person in the Phillies production truck, which cut away from him just moments before he pulled off his undershirt and jersey in the dugout. If not, his machine-like chest would have been all over every website and blog today (this one included).
The surprising thing about his sans undershirt inning was that he's actually fairly skinny. He looked like a kid with an oversized jersey. Poor Doc.
Cole Hamels posed with WWE Champion CM Punk, who's contract expired just moments after winning the the belt on Sunday. This is either a brilliant PR move by Vince McMahon, or the result of seriously flawed logic, since, ya know, the matches are predetermined. They probably could have stopped him from winning… Just a hunch. Anyway, here he is with Cole, who watched him win the belt on Sunday:
Here's Shane Victorino's awkward home run blunder from Sunday.
SI.com's Jon Heyman says the Phillies and Giants are the most likely teams to land the services of Carlos Beltran and the giant mole on his forehead.