Thursday, September 3, 2015

Rollins dropped from leadoff spot

Two days after expressing reluctance about dropping Jimmy Rollins from the top of the Phillies' lineup, manager Charlie Manuel has Rollins hitting fifth for tonight's game against the Dodgers.

Rollins dropped from leadoff spot

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Jimmy Rollins will bat fifth tonight.  (Ron Cortes/Staff file photo)
Jimmy Rollins will bat fifth tonight. (Ron Cortes/Staff file photo)

Paul Hagen reporting:

Two days after expressing reluctance about dropping Jimmy Rollins from the top of the Phillies' lineup, manager Charlie Manuel has Rollins hitting fifth for tonight's game against the Dodgers.

Shane Victorino will bat leadoff.

Rollins pointed out that manager Charlie Manuel has dropped him down in the order before, but made it clear what his preference is.

“I’m a leadoff hitter," he said. "That’s what I do. It doesn’t matter what the numbers say. I’m going to produce. With all the power guys we’ve got in this lineup, it pretty much doesn’t make sense to keep me in a position down in the lineup, where my game is speed when I’m on.”

Do you agree with Manuel's decision?
Yes
 
  1462 (87.4%)
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  210 (12.6%)
Total votes = 1672

 

Here is the lineup:

Victorino, CF
Utley, 2B
Werth, RF
Howard, 1B
Rollins, SS
Ibanez, LF
Feliz, 3B
Ruiz, C
Park, P
 

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