VIDEO: Phillies' Jimmy Rollins makes some history, also hits grand slam
It was a good day for Jimmy Rollins of the Phillies, as he set an NL record and later plated four runs with one swing.
Normally, it's not advisable for a major-league hitter to go 1-for-6 in a game, as Jimmy Rollins of the Phillies did against the Rangers on Opening Day. In Rollins's case, though, there's more to the story.
First, Rollins, in answering the bell and getting the nod from manager Ryne Sandberg after a somewhat contentious spring, tied Cal Ripken Jr.'s major-league record and broke Dave Concepcion's NL record for most consecutive Opening Day starts at shortstop for the same team. This was Rollins's 14th straight such honor. Ripken made his run from 1983-1996.
Additionally, here's Rollins's lone hit of the day ...
Oh, and just like the man said, that was the 200th homer of Rollins's excellent career. Oh, and the Phillies won by the Rollins-supplied margin of four runs.
In conclusion: Have a day, Jimmy Rollins.