Remember how fun this can be?
Jimmy Rollins bashed a grand slam to the seats in right down in Texas in his second at-bat of the season. It just so happened to be the 200th home run of his career.
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It was the second major milestone Jimmy reached on the day. By making his 14th straight opening day start, Rollins took sole possession of that record in the NL while tying Cal Ripken Jr.'s MLB mark for consecutive opening day starts at shortstop.
The Phillies really made Texas rookie Tanner Scheppers labor in the second inning and put up a six spot in the frame. Cliff Lee didn't exactly respond how Phillies fans would have liked, struggling in his own right in the second inning, allowing a couple of hits, a walk, and a bases-clearing double to bring the Rangers back to within two.
The Phillies lead 6-4 entering the bottom of the third.
Plenty of baseball left to be played. Both today and the rest of the season. But we got reminded early how exciting one game can be.
It's safe to say Jimmy enjoyed his leisurely trot:
Jimmy Rollins starts the 2014 season off with a grand slam, his 200th career homer. He enjoys himself to the tune of a ~25.0 sec trot
— Tater Trot Tracker (@TaterTrotTrkr) March 31, 2014