"Long games make the season longer, but it was fine," he said. "It was nice to meet some people there. It was a lot of fun."
Papelbon said the best part of his experience was asking fans who were around the Fan Cave if they could take a baseball and throw a strike from a distance to hit bottles. He eventually participated in the game for a few minutes, too.
Papelbon has been strong for the Phillies this season. He has pitched 13 scoreless innings and converted his 10th consecutive save opportunity in Friday's 3-2 win over the Mets in 11 innings.
"Any time you're a closer and you get the opportunity to get the team back on track, it's definitely a good thing," he said.
Nate Taylor is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.