Found August 30, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
PHILADELPHIA -- Kyle Kendrick's fourth straight masterful performance was overshadowed by Jimmy Rollins getting benched. Kendrick continued his impressive run with another excellent start, helping the Philadelphia Phillies avoid a three-game sweep with a 3-2 victory over the New York Mets on Thursday afternoon. But the talk afterward was centered on Rollins, the former NL MVP, being pulled by manager Charlie Manuel for not hustling again. "I got two rules: be on time and hustle," Manuel said. "Running balls out is part of it. I just got to a place where it's a reflection on myself, on who doesn't do it, on our team and on our organization. My frustration grows anytime I see someone not hustle, even someone on another team." Rollins got in trouble in the sixth after Kendrick ripped a ground-rule double to straightaway center to start the inning. Kendrick went to third on a passed ball by catcher Josh Thole. Rollins followed with an infield ...

Rollins benched for not hustling

After failing to run out a pop-up that was ultimately dropped by the pitcher, shortstop Jimmy Rollins was pulled from the game by Phillies manager Charlie Manuel.

Jimmy Rollins pulled for not hustling

Two weeks after a billboard went up in Philadelphia criticizing Jimmy Rollins for not hustling, the Phillies shortstop was pulled from a game for repeating the same offense. Rollins did not run hard after popping up in the sixth inning of Thursday’s Phillies-Mets game (pictured above), so he only made it to first instead of second when the ball dropped. He later was tagged out...

Jimmy Rollins is Removed from Phillies-Mets Game For Lack of Hustle

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...

Jimmy Rollins grabs headline in 3-2 win over Mets

The Philadelphia Phillies won 3-2 over the New York Mets yesterday. Talk should be of Kyle Kendrick’s solid 7 2/3 work for the win. But, nope. In this abortion of a season, the talk the next day is of Jimmy Rollins. What? “The team to beat,” Rollins proclaimed in 2007 and helped the Phillies to their first playoff appearance in many year and what would be a MVP season. That...

Phillies' Rollins apologizes for not hustling

Jimmy Rollins didn't star Friday night in the Philadelphia Phillies' dramatic 8-5 comeback win over the Braves in 10 innings at Turner Field. Erik Kratz hit a game-tying home run -- and held onto a ball in a vicious collision with Chipper Jones -- while John Mayberry Jr. slugged the go-ahead three-run home run in the 10th inning. But Rollins being in the lineup at all was...

Rollins back in lineup after benching

Philadelphia shortstop Jimmy Rollins apologized to manager Charlie Manuel and returned to the lineup Friday night, a day after the former NL MVP was benched in the middle of a game for failing to hustle. Rollins flied out while leading off for the Phillies at Atlanta. Manuel pulled Rollins on Thursday after a pair of baserunning mistakes in the sixth inning against the New York...

Rollins benched after blunders, Phils beat Mets

A little popup caused a lot of trouble for the New York Mets - and didn't work out so well for the Philadelphia Phillies, either. Pitcher Jonathon Niese dropped a routine pop that forced Phillies star Jimmy Rollins to shift from a jog to a sprint toward first base. Phillies manager Charlie Manuel benched Rollins because of the missing hustle, a move that overshadowed Philadelphia...

Phillies 3, Mets 2

Phillies star Jimmy Rollins was benched after a pair of baserunning blunders Thursday in Philadelphia's 3-2 win over the New York Mets. Rollins was pulled for the start of the seventh inning after a pair of mistakes in the sixth. The former NL MVP failed to run hard on a dropped popup that could have put him on second base. He stole second base, then was caught in a rundown...

Ugandan Little Leaguers Hit The Big Apple

The Ugandan National Little League team has been on quite a roll as of late.Not only did they become the first African team to advance to a Little League World Series (they finished their inaugural visit Thursday with a win in a consolation game), but now...they're making their way to Major League ballparks.Tuesday night, they were in Philadelphia to catch a Phillies game.  But...

Gameday: Phillies (62-69) vs. Atlanta Braves (74-57)

Philadelphia Phillies (62-69) at Atlanta Braves (74-57) Roy Halladay (8-7, 3.88) vs. Mike Minor (7-10, 4.71) Time: 7:35, Turner Field TV: CSN Weather: Mostly sunny, 82 Media: Twitter and Facebook Jimmy Rollins is in the lineup tonight. And how do you feel about that? He was given a talk-to by Charlie Manuel about once again failing to run out a pop up in the Mets series. Manuel...
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