Series Showdown: Phillies versus Brewers

Milwaukee Brewers (29-48, 5th) @ Philadelphia Phillies (27-50, 5th) Game Times:Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday - 7:05Thursday - 6:35Hitting & Fielding:C - Jonathan Lucroy vs. Carlos Ruiz1B - Adam Lind vs. Ryan Howard2B - Scooter Gennett vs. Cesar HernandezSS - Jean Segura vs. Freddy Galvis3B - Aramis Ramirez vs. Maikel FrancoLF - Gerardo Parra vs. Cody AscheCF - Carlos Gomez...
Via We Should Be GM's
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cameron Rupp an answer at catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies?

Cameron Rupp is 26 years old and is in the midst of his first full season in the major leagues. Rupp hit his first career home run Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium, and with the new trend to hold the ball for a ransom, Rupp’s homerun was perfect. It tied the game and it landed in the bullpen. Rupp will get the homerun ball at some point, but it shows how he is fitting in with the...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Series Showdown: Philly versus DC

Washington Nationals (40-33, 1st) @ Philadelphia Phillies (26-48, 5th) Game Times:Friday, 7:05Saturday, 3:05Sunday, 1:35Hitting/Fielding:C - Wilson Ramos vs. Carlos Ruiz1B - Clint Robinson vs. Ryan Howard2B - Anthony Rendon vs. Cesar HernandezSS - Ian Desmond vs. Freddy Galvis3B - Yunel Escobar vs. Maikel FrancoLF - Michael Taylor vs. Cody AscheCF - Denard Span vs. Ben RevereRF...
Via We Should Be GM's
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cameron Rupp trying to make case to become Phillies' next long-term catcher

For nearly the last decade, the Philadelphia Phillies have relied upon one principal backstop behind the plate, but now, as a new rebuilding era is ushered in, Cameron Rupp is auditioning to become the Phillies' new franchise catcher. Carlos Ruiz has been a staple at catcher for the Phillies much like Chase Utley has been at second base and Ryan Howard at first. However, that wave...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ruiz understands diminished playing time

Carlos Ruiz still considers himself the Phillies' No. 1 catcher, but he also sees what is happening in front of him. Cameron Rupp has started three consecutive games behind the plate, including Tuesday night's game against the Yankees at Yankee Stadium...
Via Philly Sports Live
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Series Showdown: Phillies versus Yankees

Philadelphia Phillies (24-47, 5th) @ New York Yankees (38-31, 2nd) Game Times:Monday & Tuesday, 7:05Wednesday, 1:05Batting/Hitting:C - Carlos Ruiz vs. Brian McCann1B - Ryan Howard vs. Mark Teixeira 2B - Chase Utley vs. Stephen DrewSS - Freddy Galvis vs. Didi Gregorius3B - Maikel Franco vs. Chase HeadleyLF - Cody Asche vs. Brett GardnerCF - Ben Revere vs. Chris YoungRF - Domonic...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies trying to strike delicate balance at 2B

Over the past 14 games, Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg has started catchers Carlos Ruiz and Cameron Rupp evenly. It makes sense. Ruiz's .573 OPS is 21st among 23 qualified catchers in baseball. Rupp's is .636. Could the same thing finally happen at sec...
Via Philly Sports Live
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Another Day, Another Game, Another Loss

Another day, another game, another loss is what Phillies baseball has become.  Same ****, different toilet. Thoughts:*This team is so bad, it really doesn't matter if they play worse.  Trading any, or all of, Ben Revere, Jonathan Papelbon, Aaron Harang, Carlos Ruiz, and Ryan Howard makes sense. Papelbon is an elite closer, but rarely gets save opportunities.  Harang is a decent...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles Attempting to Keep their Bats Hot against Philadelphia Phillies

Chris Parmelee #41 of the Baltimore Orioles catches a ball hit by Carlos Ruiz #51 of the Philadelphia Phillies (not pictured) in front of teammate Ryan Flaherty #3 for the first out of the fifth inning during the Orioles 19-3 win at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 16, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) The Baltimore Orioles teed off in record breaking...
Via The Sports Journal
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Williams strains left hamstring on play at plate

Jerome Williams strained his left hamstring when he unintentionally did a split while trying to field a throw at the plate from Carlos Ruiz in Tuesday's game.
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies RHP Williams leaves with apparent leg injury

BALTIMORE (AP) Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Jerome Williams left Tuesday night's game against the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning with an apparent leg injury. After his second wild pitch to batter David Lough, Williams raced to cover home plate as catcher Carlos Ruiz chased down the ball near Philadelphia's dugout. Ruiz threw home, but off target, and Williams twisted...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies draft possibilities

The Philadelphia Phillies are in the midst of yet another horrible season. The big league club is getting older and it seems as if they might be “sellers” at the trade deadline. The Phillies own the No. 10 pick in today’s baseball draft, and it is really unclear which way they are going to go. In recent seasons, the Phillies top selections have been mostly pitchers. That could...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies bit by Buster Posey Rule

Ever since Major League Baseball has changed the collision rule, every catcher made it his job to know it. Carlos Ruiz of the Philadelphia Phillies is no different. That same rule could have cost the Phillies a win and a chance to sweep the Cincinnati Reds.  They nicknamed the rule “The Buster Posey Rule” because it happened after a collision at the plate in which he got hurt...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Home-plate collision violation hurts Phillies in loss to Reds

Major-league catchers know the home-plate collision rule by now, but Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz had a temporary lapse on Thursday that resulted in a defining momentum-swinging run for the opposition. With the bases loaded and one out in the top of the fifth and the scored tied, 2-2, Cincinnati Reds third baseman Todd Frazier hit a slow-roller to Phillies shortstop...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Controversial play at the plate lifts Reds past Phillies in finale

The Phillies held on to a 2-1 lead heading into the fifth, but a play at the plate shifted momentum to the Reds, ultimately giving them a 6-4 victory. Carlos Ruiz blocked the runners' path to the plate in the fifth, allowing the go-ahead run to score and the Reds...
Via Philliedelphia
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies are not an easy fix

The Philadelphia Phillies are having another disastrous season. Since the Phillies 2011 campaign when they went 102-60, the team has not eclipsed a .500 winning percentage. There is no easy fix for this team, there is a much bigger problem than that. The Phillies have multiple big money contracts that, in hindsight, might not have been the best deals for them. Ryan Howard is having...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking Down Jacob deGrom vs. Philadelphia Phillies

Stat Line:  7.1 IP, 2 R, 9 K’s, 0 BB, No Decision Jacob deGrom’s stat line doesn’t do him any justice in breaking down his outing from last night.  DeGrom picked up where he left off, extending his scoreless innings streak to 15 before leaving last night’s game in the eighth inning with base runners on first and second base.  Those base runners eventually came around...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies Drop Series Opener to Pittsburgh Pirates

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Gregory Polanco (25)crosses home plate as Philadelphia Philles’ Carlos Ruiz (51) waits for the ball in the seventh inning of a baseball game, Monday, May 11, 2015 in Philadelphia. The Pirates won 4-3. (AP Photo/H. Rumph Jr.) Behind the pitching of Gerrit Cole the Pirates knocked off the Phillies by a score of 4-3 Monday night. It was the Phillies third straight...
Via The Sports Journal
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies get Crushed by Cardinals in Severino Gonzalez’s Debut

St. Louis Cardinals’ Matt Carpenter slides in safely ahead of the tag by Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz during the eighth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in St. Louis. The Cardinals won the game 11-5. (AP Photo/Billy Hurst) The St. Louis Cardinals did not waste any time in welcoming Phillies prospect Severino Gonzalez, to big league hitting. The Cardinals...
Via The Sports Journal
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies String Two Wins Together Defeating the Nationals

The Phillies find themselves a game above .500 after taking the second game of the series against the Washington Nationals tonight. Cole Hamels returned to form, only giving up one homer to Wilson Ramos in the 4th inning, and going seven innings with two hits and one run, striking out five.  Jeanmar Gomez gave up the second run in the top of the 8th on a Clint Robinson single,...
Via Phillies Nation
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon Wears Carlos Ruiz’s Phillies Jersey To Mound (Video)

Jonathan Papelbon apparently is looking to start an annual tradition. Papelbon took the mound Thursday for the Philadelphia Phillies wearing teammate Carlos Ruiz’s jersey. It’s the second time the veteran closer has pulled such antics, as he also donned Ruiz’s No. 51 during a spring training appearance last year. Perhaps it’s an inside joke. Maybe it’s a coincidental...
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon wore Carlos Ruiz’s jersey for some reason

For the second straight year, Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon wore the jersey of his batterymate Carlos Ruiz when he took the hill for the Phillies last game of the spring at Bright House Field in Clearwater. Mr. Papelbon, you’re an odd man. For the record, the jersey swap didn’t exactly do too much for Papelbon. He faced six Rays hitters in the ninth inning, retired just...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon wore Carlos Ruiz’s jersey for some reason

For the second straight year, Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon wore the jersey of his batterymate Carlos Ruiz when he took the hill for the Phillies last game of the spring at Bright House Field in Clearwater. Mr. Papelbon, you’re an odd man. For the record, the jersey swap didn’t exactly do too much for Papelbon. He faced six Rays hitters in the ninth inning, retired just...
Via Bloguin Best
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Russell Martin, MLB Catchers Have Stopped Stealing

Catchers are generally associated with stopping stolen bases on the defensive side. Last season, catchers stopped stealing bases on the offensive side as well. Russell Martin, Carlos Ruiz, and Jonathan Lucroy tied for the Major League Baseball lead for stolen bases by a catcher in 2014 with four. Catchers are not known for their prowess […]
Via Fangraphs
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Prospect Nation 2015: #21 RHP Severino Gonzalez

Severino Gonzalez, image-  Jay Floyd A break out season in two years ago garnered righty pitcher Severino Gonzalez a lot of attention and had some touting his potential as sky high.  He followed that up, however, with a campaign in 2014 that brought him back down to Earth a bit. After signing with the Phillies as an amateur free agent in 2011, Gonzalez made his pro debut that...
Via Phillies Nation
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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