Picking Up at Short

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Wilson Valdez proved to be a capable fill-in at shortstop with Jiimmy Rollins injured. (Jeffrey Phelps/AP)

The Phillies went 13-5 during Jimmy Rollins' most resent absence from the lineup with a groin strain.

Although Michael Martinez picked up a handful of those starts, Wilson Valdez (who suffered his own hamstring injury Saturday) played most of the games in Rollins' absence and hit safely in 11 of his 13 starts.

Those offensive numbers for Valdez (shown fielding in a Sept. 7 game at left):

Starts 13
W-L 10-3
At-Bats 45
Runs 10
Hits 14
Doubles 4
Triples 1
Home Runs 1
RBI 7
Walks 2
Strikeouts 5
Batting Avg. .311
On-Base Pct.       .346
Slugging Pct. .511

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