Nothing but bad times for Phillies

The end of Jimmy Rollins' hitting streak coupled with three straight losses by the Phillies has made for an awful first week in Philadelphia.

Originally Published: April 6, 2006
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA -- With apologies to Mel Ott, Yogi Berra and Jimmy "The Toy Cannon'' Wynn, 5-foot, 9-inch guys who take big hacks and hit the ball in the air usually have the wrong idea. That's true no matter how hard the wind is blowing out or how close the fences might be.

Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins, a little guy who never gets cheated, did his level best to take another step toward Joe DiMaggio's record 56-game hitting streak on Thursday. Too bad his swing was pure uppercut.

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