Found August 15, 2012 on
There was an awful lot going on in last night’s 1-0 Phillies win over the Marlins. And it all began with just the second pitch of the game which Jimmy Rollins sent screaming over the right field wall for the 41st lead-off homer of his career. That turned out to be the only run of the game, which was also a record-setting game for Rollins. He picked up his 1,731st game at shortstop, making him the leader in games played at that position for the Phillies. J-Roll passed friend and former manager Larry Bowa to snag the record. It was also a record setting night for manager Charlie Manuel. With the victory, he notched his 700th win as the Phillies skipper. And that win was punctuated by the decision he made to give Kyle Kendrick one more shot at a starting role. Everyone, including Manuel, has been frustrated by the way Kendrick has pitched lately, so this moved seemed chancy. The gamble paid off though. Manuel had a heart-to-heart with Kendrick before the game that seems to have motiva...

Philly station's anti-Rollins billboard

Following a play where Jimmy Rollins didn't seem to exert maximum effort, one Philadelphia radio station decided to chide the former MVP with a critical billboard. 


ERMAGHERD!  JIMMY ROLLINS DIDN'T RUN SO FAST He fessed up today: “I was just upset before I even got up there. I was already out of it. Mentally just upset.” This reminds me one time of back when I had a job.  I showed up at Caldor and my cat died.  So I walk in and my shirt was untucked and my manager Jimmy Nixon came to me and say, "Yo Jorge, what are you...

Jimmy Rollins Ties Larry Bowa Phillies New All-Time Leader at Shortstop; What Other Records is He Closing In?

When today's game became official, Jimmy Rollins tied Larry Bowa as the all-time games played leader at shortstop for the Philadelphia Phillies.  Tomorrow, Rollins should take the lead.  Being that his contract keeps him here for likely three more years, he should far pass that amount.  Given his longevity, I figured I would see where he stands in the Phillies record books...

Kendrick throws shutout, he owes it all to Charlie Manuel

Philadelphia Phillies Manger Charlie Manuel Charlie Manuel should he be in the Phillies plans for 2013? Previously I have written on this subject, stating that with all the youth possibly coming in 2013 that Manuel might not be the right manager. Since that time we have seen the Phillies on a small run, winning a few series’ with some youth in the lineup. Now I realize that this...

97.5 erects anti-laziness billboards in Jimmy Rollins' honor; Larry Bowa rips team, coach

100% sure that Philadelphia Philly SS Jimmy Rollins was not running full speed yesterday. (above via Crashburn Ally) But Philly radio station 97.5 FM The Fanatic decided to treat it as a chance to... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Take a ride on the Kyle Kendrick roller coaster

If Kyle Kendrick's baseball career was a movie, it would be the second remake of Total Recall where up is down and down is up. The Kyle Kendrick story begins with a young, seemingly talentless pitcher who bursts onto the scene with stones of steel and without whom the Phillies do not win their first division title in fourteen years.  After a 10-4 record and...

Rollins' leadoff homer stands up as Phils blank Marlins again

MIAMI -- Kyle Kendrick wasn't attempting to be Cole Hamels, but he sure looked liked him Tuesday. Kendrick threw seven scoreless innings for the Philadelphia Phillies in a 1-0 win over the Miami Marlins. The Phillies also blanked the Marlins 4-0 on Monday, with Hamels throwing a complete game. "I'm not going to try to be Cole, I'm not Cole," Kendrick said...

Philadelphia Phillies storyline: Beastly numbers

Jimmy Rollins atoned for his lack of hustle from the prior battle, but other shortcomings on the Philadelphia Phillies extinguished the fire.  How are they winning series mostly against contenders with this offense? TAL’S HANDY CAPS   WELCOME, NEWCOMERS: I will publish after every game that is not washed out.  I will have many summer-long highlights of puzzle pieces, especially...

Miami Marlins John Buck loses bat, lands near Jimmy Rollins

Most baseball players usually can hold onto the bat but that doesn't mean they will always be able to hold onto it.During Wednesday's Miami Marlins/Philadelphia Phillies affair, Marlins slugger John Buck was at the plate facing Roy Halladay in the fourth inning.During the at-bat, watch as Buck loses his bat and throws it so far that it lands near Philadelphia shortstop Jimmy...

Kyle Kendrick and the bullpen combine for a five-hit shut out as the Phils beat the fish, 1-0.

A combine five-hit shutout by Kyle Kendrick and the bullpen allow the Phils to take the series from the fish as they defeat the Marlins, 1-0. The Phils took a 1-0 lead in the first as Jimmy Rollins hits the second pitch of the game into the right field seats, his fourteenth home run of the season. That would be more than enough as Kyle Kendrick would throw seven shutout innings,...

Phillies 1, Marlins 0

Kyle Kendrick pitched five-hit ball for seven innings and Jimmy Rollins led off the game with a home run off Josh Johnson on Tuesday night, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 1-0 victory over the Miami Marlins. Charlie Manuel earned his 700th win as a manager with the Phillies' second straight shutout. Cole Hamels opened the series between NL East rivals with a 4-0 victory...

Lay Off Jimmy

You go to work every day, and you work hard. You try to do your best. Do you always have the same effort level? Every minute of every day? Yesterday, 97.5 in Philly, on their digital billboards, called out Jimmy Rollins for his perceived lack of effort running to first on a ground ball where he was way out the day before in Miami, in what was still a 3-2 game. Fans were none the...

Scoreless Streak Reaches 27 Innings

The Miami Marlins were shut out for a third consecutive game on Tuesday and have now gone without a run for 27 consecutive innings.  The Philadelphia Phillies picked up the 1-0 win thanks to a lead-off home run by Jimmy Rollins.  The scoreless streak ties a franchise record for Miami.  The loss also moved the Marlins to two and a half games behind the Phillies for fourth place...

Kyle Kendrick Outduels Josh Johnson in 1-0 Shutout

A pitcher's duel between Josh Johnson and Kyle Kendrick, that's not something you see everyday.  Jimmy Rollins did a few awesome things tonight. For one thing, he launched his 41st career leadoff home run. This happened in the first inning, giving his team the early lead. The next feat he accomplished occurred when the game became official: Jimmy Rollins passed Larry...
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