–Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post writes that Ubaldo Jimenez continues to overpower hitters.

Mark Bradley of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that Brooks Conrad has a career highlight as he wins a game for the Braves.

–Gerry Callahan of the Boston Herald writes that David Ortiz gets the slack and Mike Lowell gets the flack.

–Steve Buckley of the Boston Herald writes that Jon Lester gives the Red Sox bullpen a rest.

–Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune writes that an ailing left thumb is hampering Aramis Ramirez.

John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle writes that Nate Schierholtz and Ryan Sweeney provide everything but power.

–Bill Conlin of the Philadelphia Daily News writes that Charlie Manuel finds the right place for his usual leadoff man.

–Michael Hunt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writes that Doug Melvin is on a bad streak but is not bad when you look at his record.

–Jennifer Floyd Engel of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram writes that Ron Washington screws up everything but wins and losses.

–Mike Vaccaro of theNew York Post writes that there is no doubt about New York being a Yankee town.

–John Harper of the New York Daily News writes that Andy Pettitte can't ease the Yankees' pain.

Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times writes that Ken Williams needs to be honest about the White Sox's plight.

–Katrina Waugh of the Roanoke Times writes that Salem Red Sox infielder Jon Hee wears his appreciation for body art.