Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Rollins = Wally Pipp?

Here are the lineups for today’s 1:35 game against San Diego. You will notice that Jimmy Rollins and Jayson Werth are not starting, and anytime Rollins is out of the lineup for a day game…well, I guess you have to ask why. But as I tweeted this morning, Charlie Manuel said that the slumping Rollins would simply benefit from a day working in the cage, rather than playing an entire game. “When you’re scuffling, a day off sometimes helps the player,” the manager told me. “He can go in the cage and gets his swing back. Sometimes a day off can be the best thing for you, and Jimmy doesn’t take many.” Later, Manuel noted that if Eric Bruntlett seized the opportunity and had a big day Rollins may have played his last game for the Phillies. “Wally Pipp, he made Lou Gehrig famous, didn’t he?” Manuel said, smiling. Phils: Victorino CF Bruntlett SS Utley 2B Howard 1B Ibanez RF Stairs RF Feliz 3B Coste C Park P Padres Gerut CF Gonzalez 2B Giles RF Gonzalez 1B Headley LF Kouzmanoff 3B Hundley C Cabrera SS Geer RHP

Rollins = Wally Pipp?

Here are the lineups for today’s 1:35 game against San Diego. You will notice that Jimmy Rollins and Jayson Werth are not starting, and anytime Rollins is out of the lineup for a day game…well, I guess you have to ask why. But as I tweeted this morning, Charlie Manuel said that the slumping Rollins would simply benefit from a day working in the cage, rather than playing an entire game. 

“When you’re scuffling, a day off sometimes helps the player,” the manager told me. “He can go in the cage and gets his swing back. Sometimes a day off can be the best thing for you, and Jimmy doesn’t take many.”
 
Later, Manuel noted that if Eric Bruntlett seized the opportunity and had a big day Rollins may have played his last game for the Phillies. “Wally Pipp, he made Lou Gehrig famous, didn’t he?” Manuel said, smiling.
 
Phils:
Victorino CF
Bruntlett SS
Utley 2B
Howard 1B
Ibanez RF
Stairs RF
Feliz 3B
Coste C
Park P
 
Padres
Gerut CF
Gonzalez 2B
Giles RF
Gonzalez 1B
Headley LF
Kouzmanoff 3B
Hundley C
Cabrera SS
Geer RHP
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