Jimmy Rollins is enjoying the Phillies' current road trip. His excellent offense has definitely contributed to the teams' success lately. Our Phils are 7-1 so far on this road trip with two games left against the Yankees. In those 8 games, Rollins is batting .389 (14-for-36) with 1 double, 1 triple, 1 HR, 4 SB, 4 walks, 9 runs scored, and 5 RBI. Rollins' batting average has gone up 41 points during this road trip, from .199 to .240. Furthermore his OPS (on base % + slugging percentage) has gone up over 100 points, from .534 to .635.
Rollins hit his franchise leading 29th career lead-off homerun Friday, off Yankees starter AJ Burnett. It was his first this season. Also, J-Roll has hit safely and scored in 10 of the Phillies's last 11 games.