Here are five potential concerns for the Phillies at the moment. On a scale of 1-10, where 1 is "Honestly, this is no big deal at all" and 10 is "That's it! We're screwed!" where do you rank the following issues:
Jimmy Rollins' groin injury: The Phils' shortstop left Sunday's game early with a groin strain. He is listed as day-to-day and hopefully we'll know the results of his MRI shortly. UPDATE: As several of you have noted in the thread, Rollins tweeted that he has a mild grade 2 strain of his groin. He was officially placed on the DL just now. Placido Polanco was activated to take his place.
Cole Hamels' shoulder injury: Obviously this isn't a development from over the weekend, but it's worth including. Hamels had a bullpen session on Saturday that went well apparently, leaving him on track to return Friday against Florida.
Ryan Madson: His ERA went from 2.06 to 3.25 with Friday's nighmare outing in which he blew his second save of the season. He gave up six runs in 2/3 of an inning, capped by Ryan Zimmerman's walk-off grand slam.
Antonio Bastardo: He gave up the tying homer to Ian Desmond on Sunday with the team one strike away from a series victory in front of their home crowd in D.C.
Brad Lidge: He followed up Bastardo's effort by allowing two hits and a walk, in addition to a game-ending hit batter, in the 10th inning on Sunday.
Beerleaguer: In my opinion, the J-Roll injury is an 8. Anytime you have a 32-year-old shortstop with a history of lower-body injuries and he gets another one with 5 weeks to go before the playoffs, it's not a good thing. Obviously the team can get by with Wilson Valdez or Michael Martinez for a little while, but Rollins was swinging a good bat, and players are always rushed back from groin injuries, leading to one or several re-aggravations. ... The fact that Hamels remains on track to start Friday is encouraging, but I still have to give it a 5 just because he's such a huge piece of their championship puzzle. I want to see how he looks against the Marlins and what his fastball velocity is at before I calm down... Ryan Madson gets a 2, only because he's been so great all season. He's entitled to one of those outings. ... Antonio Bastardo gets a 1. He's the least of my concerns right now. ... Brad Lidge gets a 7, simply because I think the Phillies are making a huge mistake if they count on this guy - on any level - in the playoffs. A pitcher of Lidge's caliber should, in my opinion, not be a regular part of the bullpen for a team with World Series aspirations. Hopefully Charlie Manuel is starting to realize this too.