The first week of the season went swimmingly for the Phillies.
The second week, however, is off to a rough start, as short stop Jimmy Rollins is not in the line-up today, having been scratched just before the first pitch thanks to a calf strain he suffered while running in the outfield. No word on the severity of the injury, but new utility man Juan Castro is leading off and playing short stop.
The Phillies had already exchanged line-up cards when the injury happened, which is why they were forced to hit Castro at leadoff. Castro was the only member of the Phillies' roster not to appear in their first six games.
Rollins was off to a sizzling start, with nine hits in his first 23 at-bats, including three doubles, a triple, and a leadoff home run. The 31-year-old short stop has scored eight runs and stolen two bases, and is tied for the team lead with seven walks.
Again, it isn't clear how severe the calf strain is. Phillies third baseman/outfielder Greg Dobbs was hampered by a calf strain throughout last season.