"Let's try something different," he said.
Manuel gave him the day off instead.
Rollins was hitting .162 (11-for-68) with two doubles, one home run and five RBIs at the time. But he entered Thursday's series finale against the Mets at Citi Field hitting .306 (11-for-36) with three doubles and two RBIs since. He led off the game with a bloop single to left field.
"It was good, I guess," Rollins said. "I feel a lot better. My body is remembering what it's supposed to do, positions it's supposed to be in. I'm putting myself in a good position to hit and hit the ball strong. My at-bats have been pretty good, I feel. Overall, I feel a lot better."
The Phils entered Thursday 10-1 this season when Rollins has scored a run. He crossed the plate on Ryan Howard's first-inning double.
Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.