Sep 012010
Phillies offense wakes up in win over Dodgers

September 1 Philadelphia Daily News “Against a couple of familiar faces, the Phillies found a reprieve from the offensive struggles that have plagued them for most of the last 2 weeks. A three-run homer by Brian Schneider in the second inning helped knock former Phils farmhand Carlos Monasterios out of the game in the third [More…]

Aug 142010
Phillies' Ruiz scratched from Mets game with sore quad

August 14 Philadelphia Daily News “It isn’t clear how, exactly, Carlos Ruiz tweaked his right quadriceps. But the muscle was sore enough to sideline the catcher yesterday, less than 24 hours after his walkoff double in the ninth inning gave the Phillies a 10-9, come-from-behind win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. “I don’t know what [More…]

Aug 132010
Phillies edge Dodgers in an epic comeback

August 13 Philadelphia Inquirer “After hitting the two-run double that capped an incredible Phillies rally, Carlos Ruiz tried to escape his teammates. But that wasn’t happening. Not on this night. He ran away from the happy mob of players sprinting from the dugout. Brian Schneider and Mike Sweeney were the first to tackle him. “And [More…]

Aug 102010
Carlos Ruiz is the heart and soul of the Phillies

August 10 Philadelphia Inquirer “Eleven years ago, former Phillies scout Allan Lewis told Sal Agostinelli that a short, stocky second baseman from Panama could hit and throw a baseball. “I think part of our job is to dream a lot when you sign a guy,” said Agostinelli, the Phillies‘ international scouting supervisor. “I liked this [More…]

Jul 132010
Thanks to Rollins and Ruiz, Phillies in decent shape at All-Star break

July 13 Philadelphia Daily News columnist Bill Conlin “EIGHTY-SEVEN GAMES into the 1993 season, Jim Fregosi’s loose-as-ashes Phillies had it on cruise control. They had been in first place all but 1 day in early April and had turned the National League East into a rout. They were 56-31 with a five-game lead that had been [More…]

Jul 112010
Philadelphia Phillies activate Carlos Ruiz from DL, release Sardinha

July 11 “The Philadelphia Phillies have activated catcher Carlos Ruiz from the disabled list. The catcher, who missed the last 20 games with a concussion, will start and bat seventh against the Cincinnati Reds tonight. Prior to his injury against the Minnesota Twins on June 18, Ruiz was batting .275 with two home runs [More…]