Rollins, Werth sustain injuries after running up the score
Updated: April 13, 2010

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Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro said he would wait until Wednesday’s game against the Nationals to determine the status of Jimmy Rollins and Jayson Werth, who were both injured while running up the score to historic levels to begin the season.

Though Rollins and Werth have run the score up hundreds of times throughout their careers, it appears neither player was physically ready to handle the early offensive explosion.

“I’ve never walked this many times in such a short period of time,” Jimmy Rollins said of his seven walks in just six games. “It’s just not something I’m conditioned to do.”

Werth left the game before the top of the sixth due to a sore hip flexor he said he aggravated after excessive activity on the base paths.

“It’s a minor injury, but I’m more concerned about how I’ll be affected down the road if we keep scoring like this,” Werth said. “I’ll avoid time on the DL if we could just ease up and win a couple games 2-1 every once in a while.”

With an off-day Tuesday, the Phils have extra time to evaluate the severity of both injuries and determine a more safe and healthy scoring pace for the team as a whole.

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