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Phillies lose Jimmy Rollins, but activate Placido Polanco

Aug 22, 2011, 3:51 PM EDT

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Jimmy Rollins was placed on the disabled list with a strained groin, but the Phillies have replaced him on the roster by activating Placido Polanco from the DL.

Polanco hasn’t played since August 6 because of a hip injury and hasn’t played well since April because of assorted health problems, but his return allows the Phillies to avoid starting both Wilson Valdez and Michael Martinez in the same infield.

Of course, as bad as Valdez and Martinez have been offensively–each posting a sub-.600 OPS in part-time roles–Polanco hit just .223 with a .544 OPS in his last 63 games prior to landing on the DL. Philadelphia can coast into the playoffs, but whether or not the Phillies can get Polanco reasonably healthy and productive will be key down the stretch.

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  1. drmonkeyarmy - Aug 22, 2011 at 8:29 PM

    Gee walks the first two batters…Utley with a smash right at the first baseman Duda. Then Howard strikes out. He looks terrible. Absolutely terrible.

  2. FC - Aug 22, 2011 at 8:30 PM

    I may have to revise my opinion on the possibilities of the giants making the post-season. The snakes are… limp, to put it mildly.

    • drmonkeyarmy - Aug 22, 2011 at 8:33 PM

      Yeah, they haven’t been playing well. Fortunately for them, the Giants haven’t been lighting it up either.

      • FC - Aug 22, 2011 at 8:40 PM

        Yeah, they haven’t been playing well. Fortunately for them, the Giants haven’t been lighting it up either

        Now I may have to revise my opinion of the AL Central vs the NL West. At least in the AL Central they are TRYING to win the division.

    • drmonkeyarmy - Aug 22, 2011 at 8:34 PM

      I responded to you in the Thome thread. I misunderstood what you said in your original post. We were saying the same thing.

      • FC - Aug 22, 2011 at 8:38 PM

        Ah cool, I just checked it out, no problems Doc.

  3. drmonkeyarmy - Aug 22, 2011 at 8:36 PM

    Gee has completely lost it this inning. 4 walks.

  4. FC - Aug 22, 2011 at 8:37 PM

    Gee, anyone think the guy is rattled? But according to famed experts that effect is unmeasurable, unquantifiable and hence not meaningful…

    • halladaysbiceps - Aug 22, 2011 at 8:43 PM

      Yeah, they are called Sabermaticians, the new baseball cult.

      • professor59 - Aug 23, 2011 at 11:05 AM

        Or sometimes, Sabermetricians.

  5. drmonkeyarmy - Aug 22, 2011 at 8:40 PM

    Ruiz has really been swinging the bat well recently.

  6. FC - Aug 22, 2011 at 8:46 PM

    Valdez is bailed out a GDP by the fact that there were already 2 outs. So his ODP/DDP numbers are still 0/1

    • halladaysbiceps - Aug 22, 2011 at 8:51 PM

      That would improve his VaDP saber stat.

      • FC - Aug 22, 2011 at 8:57 PM

        Ahh thank you, so it’s at what now? +1? +2? or is that a pct?

  7. drmonkeyarmy - Aug 22, 2011 at 8:53 PM

    After forgetting the batting order, it appears as though Angel Pagan has been lifted from the game.

  8. drmonkeyarmy - Aug 22, 2011 at 8:56 PM

    The saber community cringes as Sarge suggests that batting in a certain line-up spot has a definite effect on performance.

  9. drmonkeyarmy - Aug 22, 2011 at 9:01 PM

    If anybody is interested, American Ninja Warrior finale is showing on NBC right now. I am DVRing and will watch after game.

    • halladaysbiceps - Aug 22, 2011 at 9:07 PM

      Not familiar with that show. Can American Ninja Warrior take on Chuck Norris? Who would win in that fight?

      • drmonkeyarmy - Aug 22, 2011 at 9:11 PM

        You’ve never seen “Ninja Warrior” on G4 channel? It originated in Japan and is essentially obstacle courses…4..each one progressively harder. Only 3 people have ever successfully completed all 4 stages…no Americans.

      • halladaysbiceps - Aug 22, 2011 at 9:16 PM

        The only time I watch G4 is for a gaming show ala Mass Effect 2/3. Other than that, no.

  10. drmonkeyarmy - Aug 22, 2011 at 9:09 PM

    Mr. Over rated with a two run bomb….his first at home as a member of the Phillies.

    • halladaysbiceps - Aug 22, 2011 at 9:14 PM

      I hope the Phillies drop a 15 spot against them. They need to beat them down like the Mutts they are. Also, to add injury to insult, let Cliff Lee complete the game.

  11. drmonkeyarmy - Aug 22, 2011 at 9:19 PM

    Apparently Gload and Martinez are now in the game. Sorry ‘bicepts but this should be Lee’s last inning.

    • halladaysbiceps - Aug 22, 2011 at 9:26 PM

      I know I everyone disagrees with me with this, but if you have a horse like this, let him complete the game. I’m old school like Steve Carlton in this manner.

      • FC - Aug 22, 2011 at 9:31 PM

        I’m in favor of letting the Pitcher pitch his whatever he usually does to complete the game. Each pitcher has his own limits as to how much work he can get in. Unless the Mets show some life leave Lee in there, keep resting the Bullpen, those rain delays really put a number on them.

      • drmonkeyarmy - Aug 22, 2011 at 9:31 PM

        If it weren’t a 10 run game, I would agree with you.

  12. FC - Aug 22, 2011 at 9:27 PM

    Guess Lee will pitch one more. Otherwise he wouldn’t be batting. Almost hit it out of the park too. Kendrick is relieved…

    • drmonkeyarmy - Aug 22, 2011 at 9:28 PM

      I don’t know man…I think they were just letting him hit.

      • halladaysbiceps - Aug 22, 2011 at 9:33 PM

        Here’s the thing. Everyone was complaining that the bullpen, especially Madson, is tired. Let Lee finish the game and give the bullpen a break. What do you say?

      • drmonkeyarmy - Aug 22, 2011 at 9:37 PM

        No problem with Herndon out there for two innings. Particularly since it seems that Schwimmer is capable of going multiple innings if need be.

  13. FC - Aug 22, 2011 at 9:40 PM

    The Doc is right, Lee just wanted to hit (makes sense, who’s left in the bench anyway?)

  14. FC - Aug 22, 2011 at 9:47 PM

    Valdez has turned in 3 DPs now, improving his VaDP

  15. drmonkeyarmy - Aug 22, 2011 at 9:49 PM

    Good win tonight. Rebound strong after the weekend. Great effort.

  16. FC - Aug 22, 2011 at 9:55 PM

    Good Night Folks! It was nice to share.

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