Werth was 2 for 4 with a HR and 2 RBIs (Getty Images)
Cole Hamels appears to be back to 2008 form. He dominated the Red Sox lineup on Friday night, pitching seven innings of one-run ball while giving up three hits on the way to a victory. Cole's only mistake was giving Victor Martinez a pitch right down the middle of the plate that he sent into the seats in left in the first inning. The win improves his record to 5-2 and lowered his ERA to 3.92. Cole also struck out eight Red Sox batters.
Jayson Werth continued to give the Phillies reasons to re-sign him with two hits on the night including a long home run in the 5th that landed in the first row of the second deck in left field. I've watched a large majority of the games played so far in the history of Citizens Bank Park and I don't remember more than maybe one other HR to reach that second deck. Ryan Howard gives more reasons why re-signing him was a good idea as he moved closer to Del Ennis on the all-time Phils HR list with a 4th inning solo home run to left. Ryan, now hitting .310 on the season, also added an RBI in the 6th when he drove in Juan Castro from third. Shane Victorino continued his good season drawing two walks and driving in Werth after JD Drew failed to catch Werth's fly ball in right.
The bad news is that SS Jimmy Rollins, in his fifth game back from a month long DL stint, appeared to have re-injured his right calf after a base hit to right in the 6th. When JRoll got to first, he immediatley took himself out of the game and Castro took over the rest of the way. Wilson Valdez cleared waivers today and accepted an assignment to Lehigh Valley but he probably will turn right back around and head south because this doesn't look good. I expect Jimmy to head back to the DL and it might be awhile until we see him out there again.
The three game series resumes tomorrow night at 7:10 as Dice-K faces Kyle Kendrick on a special primetime FOX broadcast.