Philadelphia Phillies News and Notes: Jimmy Rollins, Jayson Werth Injured

April 13, 2010 by  
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The two-time defending National League champions have gotten off to another fast start, going 6-1 in their first seven games.

Of course, it helps that they have started their season off against the Washington Nationals twice and the Houston Astros. They could be the two worst teams in the National League.

Regardless, the Phillies don’t make the schedule, and the way they are hitting, they probably would have beaten anyone.

Let’s see what else is going on with the team from the City of Brotherly Love.


Jimmy Rollins to have MRI

Rollins was working out in the outfield prior to the Phillies’ home opener against the Nationals and suffered a calf injury.

How on do you suffer a calf strain just doing some pregame workouts in the outfield? Seems very odd to me.

Nevertheless, apparently this injury is more serious than originally thought because Rollins will be going for an MRI on Tuesday.

Rollins has gotten off to a pretty hot start on the season. He is hitting .391 with a .516 OBP in 23 ABs.

It is not yet known how long Rollins will be out.


Jayson Werth leaves game in fifth

There was clearly something in the Philadelphia air on Monday. First Rollins went down, and then Werth. Perhaps Donovan McNabb has put a curse on the city of Philadelphia.

Werth left Monday’s game in the fifth inning because of left hip soreness. However, Werth’s injury is not as serious as Rollins’, as Werth left the game merely for precautionary reasons.

Werth is day to day.


Phillies’ bullpen getting it done

Last year, the Phillies’ bullpen was a sore spot for the team. This year, the Phillies’ bullpen is off to a really good start.

Through seven games, Ryan Madson, Danys Baez, and Co. have a 1.33 ERA. It seems like everyone has settled in nicely into their roles. It will be interesting to see how the dynamic of the bullpen changes when Brad Lidge returns.

Just in case anyone is interested to know how Lidge is doing (like me, who has him on my fantasy team), he got shellacked in his rehab start on Saturday. In one inning at Double-A Clearwater, Lidge gave up four runs, three hits, and a walk.

I am guessing that is not what the Phillies were hoping for.


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