Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Rollins back at the top

Jimmy Rollins is back where he's spent most of his career. Leading off.
When the Phils host the Nationals and Jayson Werth for the first time tonight, Rollins will be back at the top of the lineup.

Shane Victorino and Placido Polanco each slide down a spot, into the two and three holes respectively.

Polanco has easily been the Phillies' best hitter this season, and the three spot is typically where teams pencil in their most consistent bat. However, Polanco doesn't hit for much power, which a three hitter typically possesses. The move could also remove him from his comfort zone; he's long been one of the best and most effective two hitters in the league, if not the best.

Still, it's nice to see Charlie Manuel shaking up a struggling lineup in an attempt to find the right fit. Cole Hamels takes the mound and will face Werth for the first time in his career.

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