First game back â€” home run, double, single. All in a day’s work for Jimmy Rollins.
The MVP went 3-for-5, driving in three, in a 7-4 win over the Giants. The effort backed Cole Hamels, who had a rough third inning (three runs) before settling in and pitching well. He went seven, striking out seven while walking three and giving up six hits. The difference between Hamels rebounding from a bad inning and Myerstwo nights ago is easily evident.
Pedro Feliz added a key RBI double to tie the game in the sixth. The Phils went ahead thanks to Carlos Ruiz and â€” yup â€” Rollins in the eighth. As usual, Tom Gordon and Brad Lidge slammed the door shut for the Phils. Lidge earned his ninth save and totes an 0.00 ERA. He struck out all three batters he got out.