Missing from tonight's lineup is Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz. Chooch has a foot injury that has been causing him considerable pain, reports the Delaware County Times' Ryan Lawrence.
Not included in the blog is a quote from Chooch that the injury "felt like a knife" in the back of his ankle. To keep playing, Ruiz chose to wear turf shoes instead of his cleats. Turf shoes wear and look very much like sneakers. Check out a pair of Nike turf shoes here.
Lawrence also points out that looking at the time before and after the All-Star game, Ruiz started 17 straight games and caught all but one inning.
In his last 10 games, Ruiz is hitting .267, including last night's double.