Jimmy Rollins hit a home run, Juan Pierre drove in a run with an extra base hit, Jose Contreras did his best to screw everything up and Cole Hamels continues to make himself really, really expensive. Cole is fast becoming the most consistent pitcher on the team. He wasn’t at his best today, but he still made it through seven innings with five strikeouts, which is downright Halladasian. Like I said, he is going to be really damn expensive.
Jonathan Papelbon worked the ninth for his tenth save in ten opportunities and scared the living hell out of all us. After throwing a pitch, he reached for his side and needed a few seconds to compose himself. Imagine this bullpen without him.
Next up the surprising Houston Astros.