In the sixth inning, at the top of the seventh inning, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel sat Rollins down on the bench.
Rollins drew the ire of some fans a couple weeks ago on August 16th in Milwaukee. Our Rich Wilkins suggested fans give him a break this time around. But those who gave him a break last time did not this time, not even Charlie Manuel.
Laynce Nix entered the game in right field and Michael Martinez moved to shortstop.
I almost understand Rollins' ennui; this is the first time in years the Phillies have not been poised for the playoffs. One must wonder if a change this offseason would be a good thing.