"I went through a little skid there," Rolen said. "I try to stay consistent with my swings so I have good at-bats and hopefully good things will come."
Rolen's veteran presence is a big factor for the Reds.
"He's starting to swing the bat a lot in the clutch," manager Dusty Baker said. "He's a steadying influence, period. He's probably been like that most of his life. He's good for our club because he's been where we're trying to go. A lot of guys here haven't been there yet. He's been to All-Star Games and the World Series, the playoffs. There is not too much that he hasn't experienced, and he can pass that knowledge on to our young guys."