Rollins did not sit until the 19th game in 2012. He started 152 games in 2012. He flied out in a pinch-hit appearance Sunday.
This is a new role for Galvis, always an everyday player in the minors and majors. The argument for keeping Galvis, 23, in the minors was regular playing time. Even if there are fewer at-bats in the majors, there is a spot for him. The last two days showed that.
He admitted it being a challenge to adapt.
"Yeah, a little bit," Galvis said. "But you have to be ready. That's what they told me. That's what Charlie told me. Sometimes it'll be late in the game, sometimes you'll be starting. So I just try to stay ready with my regular swinging and workouts."
It may require creative solutions to keep Galvis active.
"I'll get him in," Manuel said. "Don't worry about it."
Qualls silences Phils
The Phillies were primed to explode against the Marlins. Then Chad Qualls entered the game.
Last season, Qualls was napalm in tight situations. He started the season with the Phillies, was designated for assignment after posting a 4.60 ERA in 35 games, and stunk for both the New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates. In Philadelphia, he was the whipping boy for a bullpen gone bad.
He still found a home in 2013 with the Marlins. On Sunday, against his former teammates, he tossed 21/3 scoreless innings and induced two key double-play balls.
Qualls had not thrown a scoreless outing of more than two innings in six seasons. He rolled all of three double plays in 311/3 innings with the Phillies in 2012. He entered Sunday with a 10.80 ERA in four games.
"You have to fight through adversity in this game sometimes," Manuel said. "You don't hit all the time. You have to find ways to win when you're not hitting. We left runners on base all three games down here, especially on second. We will get better."
Strangely enough, that did not happen Sunday until Qualls departed.
Ryan Howard had three more hits Sunday, raising his series total to six in 12 at-bats. Five of those six were doubles at cavernous Marlins Park. He has a five-game hitting streak. . . . Laynce Nix's pinch-hit home run was his second in the season's first 12 games. He had two in 10 seasons before 2013.