Crisis averted. At least that was what it seemed for Jimmy Rollins last night in the wake of the Phillies' 10-6 win over the Marlins. Rollins left in the third inning with tightness in his right hamstring.
Manager Charlie Manuel said his shortstop had been feeling under the weather all day, and that he was suffering from dehydration. Rollins didn't participate in batting practice, but started and hit sixth in the lineup - his third straight game out of the leadoff spot. He went 2-for-2, but ran gingerly on a third-inning double, and looked even slower when scoring on a base hit by Carlos Ruiz.
"Our trainer and the doctor, they felt like he was going to be OK," Manuel said. "That's kind of the impression they gave me."
Rollins missed 54 games with a strained calf in two separate DL stints in the first half of the season and three games in late July with a bruised foot.
"I talked to him; I think he's going to be all right," said Ryan Howard, who went 3-for-5 with six RBI in the game. "Just kind of take his time, see what's going on . . . It's one of those things where it's happened so much this year, it's like, oh man, not again. Just keep pushing."
- David Murphy