He hit just .243 with eight home runs and 41 RBIs in 88 games. It was the lowest average of his career and his .694 on-base-plus-slugging percentage was his lowest since a .686 OPS in 2002.
But another sore spot for Rollins are his struggles hitting left-handed. Rollins, who is a switch-hitter, has hit .297 right-handed, but just .217 left-handed. Before this season he hit .281 from the right side and .272 from the left side.
"He's had a hard time finding his swing from the left side," manager Charlie Manuel said. "Usually, his swing from the left side, he's got good balance and he has a short, quick swing. He shows signs of getting the swing down. This whole season, he has never hit a streak like where he got hot or kept his swing for a long time. And I think his injuries definitely have something to do with it."
Manuel still prefers to hit Rollins sixth and Raul Ibanez seventh because he wants to separate the left-handed-hitting Chase Utley and Ryan Howard from the left-handed-hitting Raul Ibanez with Jayson Werth and Rollins.
Interestingly, Ibanez has hit .268 against lefties this season.
"[Rollins is] dangerous and he's very capable of having a good night from the left side, too," Manuel said. "That's how I look at him. If they bring some lefties into the game, I don't worry about him hitting from the left side because if his swings are good, he'll produce."