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Phillie Phlops

June 28, 2010
June 28, 2010

Table of Contents
June 28, 2010

GOLF PLUS
LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
NBA FINALS
2010 WORLD CUP

Phillie Phlops

Through Sunday the Phillies, the NL's top scoring team last year, were just ninth in runs with 308, and they had averaged a mere 3.3 runs in a 9--17 stretch that left them third in the NL East. The absence of Jimmy Rollins(below), who had missed those 26 games with a calf strain, was the biggest reason for the lack of runs. His replacements at shortstop, Wilson Valdez and Juan Castro, have combined for a .254 OBP. His replacement in the lineup, Shane Victorino, has a .329 OBP in the leadoff spot. Pair that with the .339 mark from the team's No. 2 hitters, and the offense is starved of base runners. Rollins's scheduled return this week will make all the difference to a team that has struggled but is still the division favorite.

This is an article from the June 28, 2010 issue

PHOTOAL TIELEMANS (ROLLINS)