The fifth pitch Jimmy Rollins saw was a juicy slider, and he cranked it over the right-field fence.

It had been a long wait for Rollins' first home run of the season, but for a moment, it all seemed like old times.

Rollins provided an early spark, Cole Hamels silenced the opposition and the Phillies won, sinking the Padres 3-2.

Afterward, music blared in the clubhouse and a half-dozen children scampered around as their fathers hurriedly dressed for a rare night at home.