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Carlos Ruiz after stealing second base on Friday night.
Carlos Ruiz has been the heart and soul of the Phillies' revival over the last week. The Phillies have won now six games in a row and seem to be carrying plenty of momentum going forward. While the Phillies remain in last place, the gap is closing. The Phillies are four games out of first place and only a half-game behind both the Marlins and the Mets. The Phillies could even be in third place by the end of tonight.
Todd Zolecki had some great stats on Thursday about hot-hitting Carlos Ruiz making the case for Chooch to make the N.L. All Star team.
- He leads big-league catchers in batting average (.343), slugging percentage (.610), OPS (.999) and game-winning RBIs (four).- He is tied for first with A.J. Pierzynski with 24 RBIs.- He is tied for first with Carlos Santana with six go-ahead RBIs.- He is second in home runs (six). Only Matt Wieters (seven) has more.- He ranks third in on-base percentage (.390).
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The Philadelphia Phillies have struggled out of the gate this season and it was a big story when the team finally went a game over .500 last night. For a team accustomed to the post season, it has been a bit of an inglorious start. Lost in that story of age and injuries is the superb season that Carlos Ruiz is putting up both behind the plate and beside it. With a quarter of the...
The diagnosis is in for Vance Worley, on the DL with arm soreness. Worley has bone chips in his throwing arm, reports Matt Gelb of the Inquirer.
The bone chips look like this:
Okay, maybe not like that. But, the news is somewhat good as this is something people can pitch through, though with some soreness. Gelb's piece mentions that Cole Hamels had them last year and...
Jonathan Papelbon loves to talk and when asked about it being weird to face his old club, he admitted it would be. But not for Cinco Ocho. He ain't afraid of nothin'!
"It won't be weird. It might be a little weird for Pap, but it won't be weird for Cinco," Papelbon told Boston's WEEI radio. "Cinco is like a great white, when he smells blood...
The Phillies season, despite what you may think, has gone about as expected…
Without Ryan Howard and Chase Utley, the offense has been inconsistent (yet, still 7th in the NL in R/G).
The starters, for the most part, have been excellent, with a combined 2.90 ERA in 260.2 IP.
The bullpen, which was a question mark after Papelbon, has been flat out bad. With non-Papelbon relievers...
Winning is great. The Phillies know how to win. The fans know what it’s like to feel like winners. And boy did this team remind us of better days this week. Yes, the Phillies are struggling right now and, yes, they are sitting in last place but there is still hope for this team.They showed it this week reeling off a six game win streak before dropping two of three in interleague...
Cole Hamels pitched seven strong innings, and Hunter Pence and Freddy Galvis homered to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to their sixth straight victory with a 6-4 win over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night.
Hamels (6-1) gave up three runs on six hits while striking out nine and walking one. It was the sixth straight win for Hamels, who improved to 4-0 in five career starts against...
Well, the curse words were so loud that we could hear them during the 8th inning Phillies' 1:00 Tuesday game against the Houston Astros.
The issue was, to Charlie Manuel, umpire Bob Davidson got in the way of catcher Brian Schneider on a dropped third strike. Batter Jason Castro advanced to first base.
Suspending a manager is pretty common. The public suspension...
Hey Ryan, please come back soon. Please.The Boston Red Sox continued to use Citizens Bank Park as their personal home run derby today in the rubber match. They jumped out to a 5-0 lead on the backs of Jarrod Saltalamacchia‘s three run shot in the third inning. Mike Aviles lead off the game with a home run for the second straight game. He has homered in every game this...
The Phillies took down the Red Sox in the first game of their 3 game series, 6 - 4, with Jonathan Papelbon shutting the door. As if it would have ended any other way.
This one looked like a disaster from the jump, as Bard was just awful in the first. He gave up 3 walks and 2 hits leading to 4 runs in the inning. He settled down after that, only allowing one more hit the rest...
Red Sox (18-20) at Phillies (20-19)Daniel Bard (3-4, 4.30) vs. Cole Hamels (5-1, 2.28)Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park TV: CSN Weather: Sunny, 66 Media: Twitter and FacebookThe Phillies will be without Charlie Manuel, who is serving a one-game suspension (explained here), tonight when they take the field against the AL-rival Boston Red Sox in search of their sixth consecutive win...
Roy Oswalt, a free-agent right-hander, threw bullpen sessions for
the Philadelphia Phillies last week and the Boston Red Sox this
week, according to major-league sources.
The Philadelphia Phillies will be without their skipper, Charlie Manuel as they try to extend their season high winning streak to 6 tonight.
Charlie Manuel will be sitting out tonight’s game against the Boston Red Sox because he has been suspended by MLB for an altercation with umpire Bob Davidson on Tuesday night.
Manuel took exception to Davidson interfering with catcher Brian...
Ah, interleague baseball. Some hate it, some love it, and some don't care who the Phillies are playing, as long as they keep this hot streak going. They did just that tonight against the Boston Red Sox with Cole Hamels on the mound for the Phils. Carlos Ruiz would provide multiple RBI's once more in the Phillies' sixth straight win.
Reliever turned starter Daniel Bard...
Both the Red Sox and the Celtics were in town Friday night, which is something that does not happen very often. Also a rare occurrence, both home teams came out on top…the Phillies beat the Sox, 6-4 and the 76ers took down the Celtics, 92-83 in playoff action. The stars aligned in Philly for what was a special night.
Phillies manager Charlie Manuel had a great view of the game...
Red Sox (18-20)