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

Washington 3, Philadelphia 2; 7 September 2014 (Washington 80-61, Philadelphia 66-76)

Photo Credit: nj.com Washington took the field on Sunday looking to salvage a game in this weekend series against the nemesis Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies won the first two games of the series, and the last five confrontations between the two teams. Both teams gave starters the day off. The Phillies rested Ryan Howard, Chase Utley and Ben Revere. The replacements for the...
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Pitchers Combine for No-Hitter, Win 7-0

Cole Hamels struggled out of the gate. The lefty needed 24 pitches to get through a first inning in which he walked the first two batters of the game. Hamels would exit the game in the sixth inning with 108 pitches in the book. He would also leave the game with a “0″ in the opposing team’s hit column and seven K’s in his ledger. Jake Diekman would relieve Hamels in the seventh...
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September 01, 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

Gameday 126: Phillies vs Mariners

Philadelphia Phillies (55-70) vs Seattle Mariners (67-57) Starting Pitchers: PHI: A.J. Burnett (6-13, 4.35 ERA) vs. SEA: Hisashi Iwakuma (11-6, 2.72 ERA) Time: 7:05 ET, Citizens Bank Park TV: CSN Weather: 66, Partly cloudy Media: Twitter and Facebook A Note for Today: Tonight is Ryan Howard Bobblehead night at Citizens Bank Park. With the loss yesterday, the Mariners are...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Stifiling Sandberg: Darin Ruf's Benching Must Have Come From Above

The Phillies geared up to face the San Francisco Giants. Tim Hudson was on the mound, and Ryan Howard was out of the lineup. We were all told very plainly by Phillies Manager Ryne Sandberg that Darin Ruf was going to play: But Darin Ruf, just up from Triple A,...
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

The Ryan Howard Delusions

Ryan Sandberg on not playing Darin Ruf in the second game with the Angels in Anaheim last night: "I can see what [Ruf] can do on the defensive side of things. I think he's fine in left field. I think he's very good at first base, but with the situations...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Recker, Niese lead Mets over Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Slumping Anthony Recker hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer, Jonathon Niese pitched seven sharp innings and the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3 Monday. Darin Ruf hit a two-run shot for the last-place Phillies. Niese (6-8) gave up two runs on five hits to earn his first win since June 28. The lefty was 0-4 with a 6.04 ERA in his previous five starts...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Gameday 102: Giants at Phillies

San Francisco Giants (57-44) at Philadelphia Phillies (43-58) Starting Pitchers: SFG: Tim Hudson (8-6, 2.78) vs. PHI: Cole Hamels (4-2, 2.83) Time: 1:05, Citizens Bank Park TV: CSN Weather: Cloudy, 79 Media: Twitter and Facebook A Note for Tonight: The curious case of what to do with Ryan Howard continues Thursday. The $25 million dollar (former) slugging first basemen has found...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Darin Ruf Returns, John Mayberry Jr. Heads To Disabled List

The Phillies have not used John Mayberry Jr. too often in recent days. Perhaps it was for good reason: Mayberry has an injury. Thus, Mayberry will head to the disabled list, according to CSN Philly's Jim Salisbury: To recap. Mayberry to DL with left wrist inflammation. Darin Ruf recalled. —...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Outfield Shakeup In Near Future As Darin Ruf Is Activated While Sizemore Deadline Looms

The Phillies outfield production has been consistent in 2014. Unfortunately, it has been consistently awful. John Mayberry Jr. (.219 average with .718 OPS), Domonic Brown, (.224 average and .596 OPS) and Tony Gwynn Jr. (.165 average with .499 OPS) have helped make the Phillies one of the worst offenses in...
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July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Reportedly Looking At Outfielder Grady Sizemore

The Phillies are thin with outfield depth, as we saw with the early call-up of Aaron Altherr when Tony Gwynn Jr. hit the bereavement list. Darin Ruf is injured, Ben Revere is sore, Tony Gwynn Jr. is away, and there are few options. So, one might expect the Phillies could...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: John Mayberry Jr. drawing attention from New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox

It seems like Philadelphia Phillies outfielder John Mayberry Jr. is making a claim for himself to get more playing time but also other teams are starting to take notice. Right now, John Mayberry Jr. is on fire while the Phillies are currently thin in the outfield with Ben Revere and Darin Ruf dealing with injuries and now Tony Gwynn Jr. on bereavement leave. Currently, this season...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Injury News: Ruf, MAG, Adams, Lee

-Darin Ruf has a hairline fracture in his left wrist, Ruben Amaro said Friday. He should be able to resume playing in games in about three weeks. “When it heals, it’ll be playable,’ said the GM. I’d like to see Ruf get another look at the majors, but we probably won’t see that for at least a few weeks. -Amaro said that Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez threw a bullpen on Thursday...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Gameday 57: Phillies vs. Nationals

Philadelphia Phillies (24-32) vs. Washington Nationals (28-28) Starting Pitchers: PHI: AJ Burnett (3-4, 3.79) vs. WAS: Stephen Strasburg (4-4, 3.15) Time: 7:05, Nationals Park TV: CSN Weather: Sunny, 81 Media: Twitter and Facebook A Note for Tonight: The Phillies are having a tough time scoring runs and they’ll try again tonight against Stephen Strasburg. Stephen Strasburg has...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

After Being Sent To AAA Since The Phillies OF Was Too Good, Darin Ruf Injured

The Phillies sent outfielder/first baseman Darin Ruf to AAA the other day, since they were not willing to use him and since their putrid team needed Phillippe Aumont more than they needed a power hitting right-handed outfielder/first baseman. Now, Ruf is hurt and cannot help the major league Phillies, or...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

The Phillies at Nine Weeks- Ruben Must Go

Well, Ruben Amaro Jr. is lost, folks. First, he sent the only legitimate power threat on the bench, Darin Ruf, to AAA to create space for Phillippe Aumont and Cesar Jimenez (Jeff Manship went to the DL too), then Aumont served up a two-run homer to take the loss Sunday...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Darin Ruf Optioned to AAA, Manship Placed on DL

The Phillies made a few roster moves today after their two, 14-inning games against the Mets. Jeff Manship will be heading to the 15-day disabled list with a quad strain while Darin Ruf has been optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. The Phillies have called up Phillippe Aumont and Cesar Jimenez...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Manship to DL, Ruf to Triple-A

The Phillies made two moves Sunday morning, placing relief pitcher Jeff Manship–who threw four perfect innings during yesterday’s 14-inning loss to the Mets–on the 15 day DL, and optioning Darin Ruf to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Replacing Manship and Ruf will be Phillippe Aumont and Cesar Jimenez, both right-handed relievers. After 28 innings in two days, the bullpen needed some...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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