Phillies @ Dodgers, April 23, 2014: Enter Hamels

As the Dodgers continue to try to figure out the Phillies, the biggest story of the series so far has been Carlos Ruiz (because of course). In two games, Ruiz has hit two doubles, a triple, and a home run and has walked twice. So far this series, he’s raised his 2014 OPS from  0.614 to 0.807. He’s raised his wRC+ from 80 to 125. Ruiz has had some decent seasons in the past...
Via Dodgers Digest
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Brown’s Double Leads Phils to Third Straight Win

Domonic Brown drove in Carlos Ruiz in the 10th inning on a double off of J.P. Howell to lead the Phillies to a 3-2 win over the Dodgers. Burnett’s Big Night at the Plate The Phillies had a number of chances to score early on the back of big nights at the plate by A.J. Burnett and Ben Revere. Yes, you read that correctly. Burnett went 6 2/3 innings, giving up two earned with 5 Ks...
Via Phillies Nation
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ruiz's hustle pays off in Phillies' 10-inning win over Dodgers

Carlos Ruiz smiled and thought back to his minor league days. “They always told you, ‘Run hard every time. You never know,’” Ruiz said late Tuesday night. Just a few minutes earlier, Ruiz popped a ball up to left field with one out in the 10th inning of a tie game. He was so frustrated by the pop up that he spiked his bat into the grass as he broke into a sprint to first...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lee dazzles, Ruiz rewards Sandberg in Phils' win

Ryne Sandberg has displayed a little managerial wizardry, a little Ryno Magic, the last couple of days. On Sunday, he used John Mayberry Jr. as a late-game defensive replacement for hard-handed first baseman Ryan Howard. The move proved auspicious when Mayberry dug a ball out of the dirt to preserve a one-run victory in Denver. Monday night, Sandberg mixed up a lineup potion that...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Ruiz’s MVP chances just skyrocketed, maybe

Major League Baseball has approved Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz for an exemption to allow for the use of Adderall this season. The normally banned substance led to Ruiz being suspended for 25 games at the start of the 2013 season (for using the drug in 2012 when Ruiz achieved career numbers). It was expected this would be the case when the Phillies made the decision to re-sign...
Via Macho Row
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon pitches scoreless inning wearing Carlos Ruiz's jersey (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Jonathan Papelbon pitched a scoreless ninth inning in Thursday's spring training game against Toronto - while wearing the jersey of catcher Carlos Ruiz.At this time, the reason for Papelbon wearing Ruiz's jersey is still unknown. We could speculate that the Phillies were short on jerseys, or that...
Via Holdout Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies: Carlos Ruiz plays catch up

Philadelphia Phillies: Carlos Ruiz plays catch upLast season was not a good one for Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz.  After a career year in 2012, Ruiz missed the first 25 games of 2013 with a suspension for taking Adderall.  He never recovered from the missed time, struggling to produce the way he had the previous season.  However, nothing stands in Ruiz’s way this...
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Adding Ruiz without Aderall: what will Phillies get?

Carlos Ruiz returns to the Phillies today and he will do so without his long lost friend Aderall. Although it might be a fun drug at parties or to cram for a big exam for college students, Aderall doesn't exactly scream baseball. Aderall doesn't improve bat speed, it doesn't add distance on home runs, and it doesn't help players rebound quicker from injuries. But...
Via PhilsBaseball
April 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Ruiz Suspended 25 Games for Adderall Use

Ruiz set career-highs in 2012 in eight offensive categories. Did Adderall aid that? According to tweets from both Matt Gelb and Todd Zolecki, Carlos Ruiz has been suspended 25 games for the use of amphetamines, specifically Adderall. In his story, Gelb says “the suspension was triggered by Ruiz’s second positive test for the stimulant.” The Phillies will be without him until...
Via Phillies Nation
November 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Phillies Exit Interviews: Carlos Ruiz

Carlos Ruiz set career-highs in 2012 in eight offensive categories.Beginning today, we will examine the 2012 season of one Phillies player per day. First up is starting catcher Carlos Ruiz. The Phillies’ 2012 season was filled with disappointment and unexpectedly poor production from key players. But despite a team-wide lack of consistency, Carlos Ruiz remained steady from April...
Via Phillies Nation
October 10, 2012  |  Discuss

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