Are you ready for your regularly scheduled Jimmy Rollins/lead off hitter reflections? Jelly-Roll's "ohfers" are killing the team. Rollins was hitless in his 6th straight game, after going 0-for-5 on Tuesday in Atlanta. Here is a look at game results when Rollins plays and hits successfully in a game vs. when Rollins plays and goes 0-for-...
Phillies record when Rollins has at least one hit...28-13 (.682 winning pct)
Phillies record when Rollins does not have a hit...7-19 (.269 winning pct)
Rollins is batting .115 (7-for-61) in his last 14 games. The team is 4-10 in those games.
The Pirates traded Eric Hinske to the Yankees on Tuesday for two minor leaguers. Hinske is best known to Philadelphia phans as the batter who struck out for the final out of the 2008 World Series. Those of you who were looking forward to seeing Hinske and the Pirates visit Citizens Bank Park over the weekend of July 10-12 and offering him a great welcome, may now have to wait until the 2009 World Series for Hinske to return.
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Afternoon update- Sirius XM Radio today announced that they will be broadcasting the All Star Futures game, featuring Phillies properties Yohan Flande and Kyle Drabek. Announcers scheduled for the game are Jim Kaat and former Phillies play-by-play man Scott Graham. I miss Graham's catch phrase, "Put this one in the win column for the Fightin' Phils!" The game will be played Sunday, July 12th at 2pm eastern time.