Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Rollins appears destined for DL

Jimmy Rollins is likely to land on the disabled list due to his strained calf, which made him a late subtraction from Monday's lineup. The team will decide today.

Rollins is off to his best start in recent memory. He's truly been the catalyst at the top of the lineup, sparking the team's offensive outburst through the first week of the season. He's hitting .391 with a team leading .516 on base percentage. He already has three doubles, a triple and a home run, seven walks, just four strikeouts and two stolen bases without being caught.

If Rollins were to miss significant time, the lineup would clearly be lacking a certain element. Juan Castro could fill in admirably, but the team is just better with Rollins on the field. Castro led-off on Monday, but it'll be interesting to see if Charlie Manuel moves Shane Victorino into the top spot with Rollins out.

The Phils are an impressive 6-1, followed by Florida (4-4), Atlanta and Washington (each 3-4), and the lowly New York Mets (2-5).

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