Friday, August 31, 2012

Rollins in lineup for Friday's game against Braves

It appears that Phillies manager Charlie Manuel will once again prevail upon a veteran player to police himself.

Shortstop Jimmy Rollins, who was unceremoniously pulled from Thursday's series-ending 3-2 victory over the New York Mets for not hustling down to first base on a pop-up which eventually became an infield single, is back in the lineup in Atlanta.

Rollins was dumped in a double switch for Michael Martinez in the seventh inning after his routine pop fell through the hands of Mets starter Jonathon Niese. Following the game, while Manuel took the media through the process step-by-step, Rollins declined comment.

Coming into the weekend set, the Phils are in third place in the NL East at 62-69, 12 games behind the wild card leading Braves.

On Philly.com, a story relating how Rollins and Manuel "kissed and made up" in the afternoon prior to the Phils' 8-5 victory in 10 innings.
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