NL MVP Jimmy Rollins scratched from Phillies' lineup with sprained ankle Print
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Wednesday, 09 April 2008 14:14
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 NEW YORK (AP) -National League MVP Jimmy Rollins was scratched from the Philadelphia Phillies' lineup Wednesday night against the New York Mets because of a sprained left ankle.
Rollins left Tuesday's game in the eighth inning after tweaking his ankle while scrambling back to second base on a pickoff play. He tested the ankle during batting practice Wednesday, but was removed from the lineup about an hour before the first pitch.
``It hasn't changed from yesterday,'' Rollins said. ``I never felt bad. It's never been swelling. It's just my mobility going left to right, it's pretty sore. That's my game, especially defensively.''
The speedy shortstop and leadoff hitter played in all 162 games last season, leading Philadelphia to the NL East title and its first playoff berth since 1993. He batted .296 with 30 homers, 94 RBIs, 20 triples, 41 stolen bases and an NL-high 139 runs.
Rollins had played in 230 consecutive games entering Wednesday, the third-longest current streak in the major leagues behind Cleveland's Grady Sizemore (366) and Atlanta's Jeff Francoeur (334).
Rollins' streak began in the second game of a doubleheader on July 30, 2006, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. He wanted to keep it going, but said: ``I don't have anything more to prove.''
Eric Bruntlett started at shortstop for the Phillies and batted second. Center fielder Shane Victorino moved up to leadoff from the No. 2 spot.
``Me at 50 percent, Eric at 100 percent. I'll take my chances with him,'' Rollins said, adding that he doesn't think the injury will linger. ``It's just sore. ... We're going to take some X-rays to make sure there are no fractures anywhere in there.''
Rollins, a switch-hitter, said he could probably pinch-hit against a right-handed pitcher.
Rollins has more homers (20) and RBIs (67) against the Mets than any other team. He's been a regular target of boo birds at Shea Stadium since saying before last season that his Phillies were the team to beat in the NL East even though the Mets ran away with the 2006 division crown.
In other news, Philadelphia manager Charlie Manuel said reliever Ryan Madson wasn't available Wednesday night because of a sore right shoulder.
Madson threw in the afternoon and said he felt good.
 

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