No, you shouldn’t. And if you do, then chances are you don’t know this team as well as you think you do. The Phillies are not the Mets, they know how to deal with injuries. One star being disabled from a lineup as potent as the Phillies’ isn’t going to hamper this team’s ability to handle business. So let’s leave the crying and complaining to our pals in Queens, shall we?
Now let’s get down to business.
Rollins was officially placed on the 15-day DL today, following a strain in his right calf suffered during pre-game warmups on Monday. The good news, according to Amaro, is that it’s not as severe as Victorino’s calf strain 2 years ago that had him out for 16 days.
Starting at SS will be Juan Castro, and Wilson Valdez has been called up from Triple-A Lehigh to take Jimmy’s spot on the 40-man roster.
Rollins is off to a tremendous start this year, batting .391 with an OBP of .516. Five of his nine hits have been for extra bases (3 doubles, a triple and a home run). And while he may have only played in six of the first seven games, his patience at the plate has been much improved, and his stats are reflecting that. If he can find a way to maintain this throughout the season, there’s going to be a whole lot of “Fuck yeah, Jimmy!”