by Bobby Doll | Mon, Jul 11th 2:44pm EDT
Papelbon needed only 13 pitches to record his 19th save. He yielded a two-out single before capturing the save.
Papelbon seems to have recovered well from his intercostal strain as he has a 0.00 ERA and three saves since returning. As a contender, expect the Nationals to be buyers at the deadline and possibly add bullpen arms, but Papelbon is locked in as the closer.