Charlie Manuel tells reporters that Jimmy Rollins will be given at least two days off to clear his head, sending a message that his badly slumping shortstop must improve.
Beerleaguer: They had to do something. Rollins is hitting .211 and has not gotten a hit in five games. Desperately out of sorts, he must be badly pressing by this point. The benching is well-timed, too, setting him up to sit far away from home. The season is still young enough where you hope J-Roll can use this vacation as a springboard to start over. I would have never seen this coming. Rollins, one of the all-time great Phillies gamers, lost his game.
Lineups: Victorino CF, Dobbs 1B, Utley 2B, Howard DH, Werth RF, Stairs LF, Feliz 3B, Bruntlett SS, Ruiz C.