Saturday, May 23, 2009

Rollins Rebounding on the Road

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.

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