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He will be back in the leadoff spot, too.
“I felt it was very important to let him sit over there and kind of get a clear mind when I put him back there so he’s fresh,” Charlie Manuel said today. “He’s starting all over.”
Rollins is hitting .195 as a leadoff hitter this season. That’s last out of 44 hitters who have seen significant time in the top spot this season. He also ranks last with a .237 on-base percentage. His .289 slugging percentage ranks 42nd in front of the Mets’ Alex Cora (.275) and San Francisco’s Fred Lewis (.230).
Manuel has been speaking to Rollins — who has not commented on the four-game break — on a daily basis, including a long chat Saturday.
“I think it did,” Manuel said, asked if he thinks the time off has helped Rollins. “That’s why I wanted to do it. I think it’s going to help. We’ll see the way he performs and the way he goes about playing.”
All signs point to Triple-A Lehigh Valley right-hander Carlos Carrasco making his Major League debut Thursday in Atlanta.
Raul Chavez bunted in Brad Lidge‘s first test save situation since returning from the DL last week with a sprained right knee.
That didn’t sit well with Lidge.
“It was right out of the chute,” Lidge said. “I guess they probably know why I came off the DL, and they tried to test it. … I wasn’t real happy about that. At first it kind of pissed me off. I remember thinking that but then [thinking] ‘OK, runner on first base, one run game, you better get it done.’
“Honestly it’s fair. It’s not anything super cheap. They want to get a baserunnner. I just didn’t like it.”
Interleague Play is over. I’m sure the Phillies are excited about that. They went 6-12 against the AL this season.