not really a good sign for the 2nd half.
"I'm tired. There's no reason to sugarcoat it," Howard admitted.
"How do I feel at the plate? That's a whole other story," Howard said. "Not good."
Not only is he tired and flailing, he has a full slate of activities coming up. Howard will participate in the Home Run Derby tonight and will play first base in the All-Star Game tomorrow night. After that, he will return to Philadelphia and spend Wednesday and Thursday resting.
"I'm going to get my rest," Howard said. "I have to."