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Darin Ruf is turning some heads. The Reading Phillies player is hitting .314 with 28 home runs and 81 RBI to go along with a .997 OPS. Mostly a first baseman, Ruf has now played 14 games in left field, including tonight when he went 3 for 4. He is a rare right-handed bat in a Phillies system seemingly overloaded with lefties.
Mike Olt, the Texas Rangers third baseman recently tied to trade rumors surrounding Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee, just called up to the big club? He also had 28 home runs, 82 RBI, but hit just .288. Olt's OPS is .987. So the Phillies have the better player, right?
Not so fast.
Let's look at a few other recent names and their AA seasons and see where they went.
Matt Rizzotti - .295, 24 HR, 81 RBI in 2011Ok, so these numbers are lesser than Ruf has at the moment. But they're not too shabby. Yet, the Phillies decided to essentially give the contract to the Minnesota Twins to clear space ...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Cole Hamels was stellar. He tossed his second straight complete game shutout, this time against yet another NL East opponent in the Marlins. He gave up six hits, one walk, and punched out five. Here’s his line: 9.0 IP/6 H/0 R/0 ER/1 BB/5 K. Here are some other story lines from tonight’s game:
MARLINS WOES OVER?
The Phillies lost their last five against the Marlins...
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Outfielder Nate Schierholtz, who was acquired by the Phillies in a trading-deadline deal that sent Hunter Pence to the Giants, was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured right big toe. It's unclear whether Schierholtz's injury will require surgery, but if it does, his season may be over. Schierholtz sustained the injury in his only at-bat on Sunday. He was...
Carlos Ruiz scored from an 84th-minute penalty to help Guatemala to a 3-3 draw against Paraguay in an entertaining friendly Wednesday.
Ruiz also earned an earlier penalty that Marco Pappa converted, and Manuel Leon scored in Guatemala's first positive result in three matches against Paraguay this year.
Hernan Perez, Jonathan Fabbro and Oscar Cardozo scored for Paraguay during...
There was an awful lot going on in last night’s 1-0 Phillies win over the Marlins. And it all began with just the second pitch of the game which Jimmy Rollins sent screaming over the right field wall for the 41st lead-off homer of his career.
That turned out to be the only run of the game, which was also a record-setting game for Rollins. He picked up his 1,731st game at shortstop...
You’re invited to an exclusive tour of Citizens Bank Park. Come see the Phillies lockers, the batting cages, the dugout, the suites, even take a stand behind the podium in the press room. It’s all part of an awesome 90-minute tour beginning at 6:00 pm (meet at the Majestic store at 5:45) on Thursday, September 13 for just $12. After the tour, stick around to watch the Phillies...
Make no mistake: They are playing out the string toward an October without postseason baseball in Philadelphia for the first time in six years. The Phillies were trailing by one when the eighth inning began, and Manuel summoned righthander B.J. Rosenberg, who had an 8.53 ERA in six appearances.
By the time the inning mercifully ended, Miami had sent 10 men to the plate and scored...
MIAMI (AP) -- Cole Hamels pitched his second consecutive shutout for the Philadelphia Phillies in a 4-0 win over the Miami Marlins on Monday night.
Hamels, coming off a five-hitter against Atlanta last Tuesday, scattered seven hits and struck out five in his sixth career shutout and 12th complete game. He walked one and threw 85 of 113 pitches for strikes.
It was the first time...
MIAMI -- Cole Hamels hasn't had much success against the Miami Marlins this year, but that changed on Monday night. Hamels pitched his second consecutive shutout, carrying the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-0 win over the Miami Marlins. "Obviously I haven't done too well against them recently, but it's just a matter of making pitches, hitting the target, and being...
Juan Pierre’s hustle and back up catcher Eric Kratz’s game-tying home run brought a smile to my face in an 8-7 win over the Cardinals on Sunday, it is not the same as if the Phillies were four games back.
The Phillies are 52-62, again 10 games below .500, they are 18.5 games behind Washington and 12 behind the Atlanta Braves and Pittsburgh Pirates (a real feel-good story).
Cole Hamels throws his second straight shutout against an NL Eastern Division opponent as the Phils beat the Marlins, 4-0.
The Phils took the lead in the third as, with runners on the corners, and with one man out, Chase Utley hits an RBI double, knocking in Jimmy Rollins, who had earlier singled, then stopped at third base on Juan Pierre’s single, giving the Phils a 1-0 lead,...
Philadelphia Phillies (54-62) at Miami Marlins (52-65)
Roy Halladay (6-6, 3.80) vs. Mark Buehrle (9-11, 3.80)
TIME: 12:40, Marlins Park
Weather: Lower 80′s, mostly cloudy
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Do me a favor, and don’t look at today’s lineup. You’ll think you’ve jumped in the hot tub time machine back to March. It’s a Clearwater lineup, and an ugly one...
MIAMI -- Cole Hamels pitched his second consecutive shutout Monday, carrying the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-0 win over the Miami Marlins. Juan Pierre had three hits, including an RBI triple, and the Phillies beat the Marlins for the first time in six games. Domonic Brown, John Mayberry Jr. and Kevin Frandsen added two hits apiece. Hamels, who was 0-3 with a 5.21 ERA in three...
MIAMI -- Kyle Kendrick threw seven scoreless innings for the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday in a 1-0 win over the Miami Marlins. Kendrick (5-9) struck out six and allowed five hits to improve to 9-2 against the Marlins in his career. Jonathan Papelbon picked up his 26th save in 29 chances by pitching a scoreless ninth after Josh Lindblom pitched the eighth. Jimmy Rollins...
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Ever since the Phillies won the World Series a lot of people have become Phillies fans. For some hardcore Phillies fans this has caused some problems. As a lifelong Phillies fan I have mixed feelings about this issue. So let’s take a minute to put down our Schmitters and $7 dollar beers and look at the pros and cons.Pros: Well the most obvious...