Monday, April 03, 2006

Rollins Extends Streak, Lieber Attempts Pitching

Today down at the ol' ballyard, one James Rollins extended his multi-year hitting streak to 37 straight games. After seeing 3 balls not come anywhere close to the plate, he turned a juicy pitch over the middle of the plate into a rocket shot down the 1st base line that turned into a double. This came on his 5th at bat, after having 2 good smacks to centerfield gobbled up by Edmonds. Rollins will go for the #38 in a row on Wednesday, once against facing the Cardinals. He has 20 games to go to break Joe DiMaggio's 56 game hitting streak.

On a side note, the rest of the Philadelphia Phillies ballclub played in the game as well. Jon Lieber attempted to pitch, but was not successful. Apparently throwing 88mph meatballs down the plate to the Cardinals' lineup simply won't cut it. Who knew? Julio Santana tried to help by giving up a grand-slam to the Scott Rolen, but forgot that Rolen was actually traded from the Phillies in 2002. A little too late, Julio.

Phils lose 13-5 and their record now stands at 0-1. So, that means they'll only go 161 and 1.


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