Rollins Comes Up Big in Florida
A few notes from tonight’s 5-3 victory over the Marlins:
- Jimmy Rollins made the final outs in the third, fifth and seventh innings before his game-winning single in the ninth. “We’ve got to stop meeting like this,” first base coach Sam Perlozzo said after Rollins’ out in the seventh. “I know,” Rollins replied. “But until then take this helmet.”
- Rollins’ error cost the Phillies a victory last night. He won the game tonight. “Like they say, right man at the right time,” he said. “It was a good time to be up there. Last night I was in the spot and didn’t come through. Tonight I was in the spot and was able to come through. That was good. It felt good.”
- Raul Ibanez is hitting .455 (15-for-33) with five doubles, two home runs and five RBIs since snapping a 0-for-35 slump May 3.
- Pete Orr had one extra-base hit this season until doubling in the seventh and ninth innings.
- Shane Victorino extended his hitting streak to 14 games with his game-tying homer to left in the eighth.
- Rollins has reached safely in 19 consecutive games.
- Cliff Lee walked none in six innings. He has not walked a batter in 17 of his last 36 starts.
- Charlie Manuel, on his team scratching for runs late: “There comes a time when you’ve got to make up your mind, when your grit comes out. Every now and then we’ve got to push ourselves to reach down and get some. You don’t never, ever, never, ever give in. If you’re getting the (stuff) beat out of you, you stay there and you fight it just like a man.”