Gameday 35: Pirates vs. Phillies

Pittsburgh Pirates (17-16) at Philadelphia Phillies (11-23)    Starting Pitchers:PHI: Cole Hamels, LHP (2-3, 3.68) vs.PIT: Francisco Liriano, LHP (1-2, 2.79) Time: 7:05 EST, Citizens Bank ParkTV: CSNWeather: Partly Cloudy, 68 degreesMedia: Twitter and Facebook Yesterday’s recap: The Phillies have dropped four games in a row after a loss to the Pirates last night,...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Gameday 31: Mets vs. Phillies

New York Mets (18-11) at Philadelphia Phillies (11-19)                             Starting Pitchers:PHI: Aaron Harang, RHP (3-2, 2.35) vs.NYM: Jon Niese, LHP (2-2, 2.40) Time: 7:05 EST, Citizens Bank ParkTV: CSNWeather: Partly Cloudy, 78 degreesMedia: Twitter and Facebook A Note for Tonight: Aaron Harang has been able to find success with the Phillies...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Gameday 30: Mets vs. Phillies

New York Mets (18-10) at Philadelphia Phillies (10-19)                             Starting Pitchers:PHI: Cole Hamels, LHP (1-3, 4.14) vs.NYM: Matt Harvey, RHP (5-0, 2.14) Time: 7:05 EST, Citizens Bank ParkTV: CSNWeather: Clear, 82 degreesMedia: Twitter and Facebook A Note for Tonight: The Phillies will face a hot Matt Harvey, who has started the season...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Gameday 27: Phillies vs. Braves

Philadelphia Phillies (10-17) at Atlanta Braves (12-14) Starting Pitchers: PHI: Chad Billingsley (0-0, 0.00) vs.ATL: Shelby Miller (3-1, 2.17) Time: 7:10 EST, Turner FieldTV: CSNWeather: Partly Cloudy, 79 degreesMedia: Twitter and Facebook A note for today:  After two consecutive wins for the Phillies, they will look for a sweep of the division rival Atlanta Braves in...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Chase Utley sits, Chad Billingsley pitches for the first time since April, 2013 as Phillies take on Braves

View image | gettyimages.com The Phillies bats came to life in last night's 5-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves. Jeff Francoeur had four hits, Darin Ruf had three, and Cesar Hernandez reached base four times to help Aaron Harang earn his third win as a Phillie. Harang went six innings,...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Gameday 26: Phillies vs. Marlins

Philadelphia Phillies (8-17) at Miami Marlins (12-12) Starting Pitchers: PHI: Severino Gonzalez (0-1, 23.63) vs.MIA: Jarred Cosart (1-1, 2.49) Time: 1:10 EST, Marlins ParkTV: CSNWeather: N/AMedia: Twitter and Facebook A note for today:  Severino Gonzalez gets his second MLB start today and looks to make it out of the second inning.  Cameron Rupp will be catching him...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Darin Ruf, Jeff Franceour in the lineup as Aaron Harang opposes Red Sox

The Phillies Opening Day did not go as planned at all. Though fans were expecting a lackluster performance, losing 8-0 is not what anyone thought was going to happen. Cole Hamels got hit around, the offense was non-existent and Jake Diekman enters today's game with a 108.00 ERA. After having...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

And the Phillies starting rightfielder is...

The Phillies officially announced Domonic Brown has been placed on the Disabled List and will not be available for Opening Day. And now the question remains, how can the Phillies possibly replace the player who was quite literally the second-worst player in baseball last season? The contestants are: Darin Ruf, Brian Bogusevic, Jeff Francoeur, Jordan Danks, and Russ Canzler.
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Domonic Brown Likely to Miss Opening Day

According to Phillies GM Ruben Amaro and Manager Ryne Sandberg, Domonic Brown is likely to miss Opening Day, and could find himself on the DL to start the season. If this is the case, the Phillies will carry Jeff Francoeur, Jordan Danks, Brian Bogusevic, and Darin Ruf. Brown’s recovery from tendonitis in his left Achilles has been “slow,” and seeing the downhill spiral Ryan...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Darin Ruf could start in Triple-A; Is Sizemore a lock to make the Phillies?

Phillies fans seem to have one of two points of view when it comes to Darin Ruf. One side believes that if given every day playing time, he has the chance to really become staple in the lineup that doesn't provide too much power much anymore. The other set of...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

It's Now or Never for Darin Ruf and the Phillies

As the Phillies inch closer and closer to Opening Day, pieces of the roster begin to fall into place. One guy who hasn't necessarily solidified a specific role year after year on the team is Darin Ruf. There's no doubting Ruf's ability to hit the long ball, but with Ryan...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Ruf homers late, Brown exits early in Phillies win

A late game home run off the bat of Darin Ruf proved to be the difference maker as the Phillies (9-7-1) defeated the Yankees by a score of 7-3 tonight in Tampa, Florida. Domonic Brown left the game early with a sore Achillies and will be examined tomorrow. Todd Zolecki...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Out of the Batter’s Box – Grapefruit League play is here for Phillies

Sunday was an exaggerated disaster but today the games that matter only slightly more begin. Grapefruit League play opens up today in Clearwater for the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Yankees. 1. Phillies open Grapefruit League play today vs. Yankees Two days after losing to University of Tampa, the Phillies get started with the Grapefruit League schedule with a home game...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies open spring by dropping exhibition to D2 University of Tampa

The Phillies gave up five runs in the seventh inning to University of Tampa Sunday. The exhibition was not a good start for reliever Phillippe Aumont, but for the most part there is not too much to be overreacting about with this loss. In the first dose of spring baseball Sunday afternoon, the Philadelphia Phillies blew a 2-0 lead to Division 2 University of Tampa.  Shortly after...
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March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

What's on deck today at spring training

What to watch for today at spring training: --- TIME TO PLAY It's opening day for the exhibition season, with the Philadelphia Phillies hosting the University of Tampa in the only game of the day. Paul Clemens starts for the Phils - he pitched parts of two years for Houston. Darin Ruf is set to bat cleanup for the Phillies at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida. LOOSENING UP...
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March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

What Will the Phillies’ Opening Day Lineup Look Like?

The Phillies will go into the 2015 season without Jimmy Rollins for the first time in 14 years, so how will this affect the starting lineup on opening day against the Red Sox? Here’s what I think the Phillies’ opening day lineup will look like. 1. Let’s start at the top, where there’s no question that Ben Revere will again be the everyday leadoff hitter in 2015. Since joining...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Rule 5 Pick Herrera Staying Hot in Venezuela; Franco Sixth in OPS

With the departure of Marlon Byrd in the rear view mirror, the 2015 outfield for the Phillies looks to be a combination of Domonic Brown, Ben Revere, Darin Ruf, Grady Sizemore and maybe even Jeff Franceour. The one dark horse to get some increased playing time would be Rule 5...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Off-season league updates: Ruf, Perkins, Quinn, Altherr

Here’s another weekly roundup of how various Phillies players are performing in off-season leagues around the globe. In the Venezuelan Winter League- Cam Perkins, image- Jay Floyd With La Guaira, OF Cam Perkins has gone 2-for-12 (.167 avg) with an RBI in four contests. The 24-year-old was drafted by the Phillies in the sixth round in 2012 out of Purdue. In 126 combined games...
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October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Kendrick, Offense Can't Find Groove in San Diego

Last night, the Phillies (70-63) were looking to earn a split in a four-game series with the San Diego Padres (71-81). Having lost the first two games, the Phils rebounded to take game three by a score of 5-2, thanks to a strong day at the plate from Darin Ruf...
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September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Tuesday, Sep 9

Yesterday I entered two lineups: my Official Lineup that I constructed at about 7:00 am EST and a pitching-centric lineup that I created after actual MLB lineups were released. Both are below. (The main advantage to waiting until game time is knowing who the cheap players are — see: Travis Snider and Darin Ruf.) Marcus Stroman was a feature on both lineups, which pretty much assured...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies In Position to Sweep the NL East Leading Nationals

#452226368 / gettyimages.com Last night, the Phillies (60-72) took the series over the Washington Nationals (75-56). In the victory, Freddy Galvis and Darin Ruf hit home runs, but the it ultimately came down to an over turned call at first base with Kevin Frandsen coming off the bag allowing Ben...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Darin Ruf By The Numbers

#454227518 / gettyimages.com When Darin Ruf belted a home run to center field last night, Phillies fans began to say louder what they have asked all along: What does it take for Darin Ruf to play? I wrote before that manager Ryne Sandberg's hands are tied on the issue: he...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Galvis and Ruf homer as Phils beat Nationals 4-3

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Freddy Galvis and Darin Ruf homered and Carlos Ruiz drove in go-ahead run with an eighth-inning sacrifice fly to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-3 victory over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night. Ken Giles (3-1) struck out the side in a scoreless eighth to help the Phillies to their fifth win in six games. Asdrubal Cabrera homered for the Nationals...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Free Dom Brown (Again)

After last night’s 12-inning loss to the Cardinals, Domonic Brown made note of the fact that he hasn’t been playing every day. And he’s right–he’s had just 41 plate appearances and seven starts since July 30. He is dead last on the team with a -1.7 WAR (prior to last night’s game). He has a .613 OPS, and is hitting line drives at a lower rate than even Ben Revere. It’s...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Sitting Darin Ruf all part of Phillies ludicrous plan

How Darin Ruf fits into Phillies' flawed plan...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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