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Struggling Rollins to hit fifth in Game 2

Shortstop Jimmy Rollins did not start the first game of Monday's doubleheader with the Florida Marlins and he's batting fifth in the second game.

Struggling Rollins to hit fifth in Game 2

Shortstop Jimmy Rollins did not start the first game of Monday's doubleheader with the Florida Marlins and he's batting fifth in the second game.

Rollins is in a prolonged slump after entering the Phillies' 7-1 first-game loss as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning, he was hitless in two at-bats, lowering his average to .236. He is just 4-for-32 (.125) in his last eight games.

"I see his swing comes and goes," manager Charlie Manuel said. "He has a good night and then he has two or three nights where he doesn’t hit the ball real good. He has been inconsistent. That’s kind of what I see."

Shane Victorino will bat leadoff in Game 2.

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