Sunday, May 24, 2009

2009 Topps Phillies #PHI14 Carlos Ruiz

Carlos Ruiz did it all today. Chooch hit an RBI double in the 11th to plate the game-winning run, as the Phils beat the Yankees, 4-3. He prevented Johnny Damon from scoring in the 3rd on a play in which he smothered the plate and positioned himself perfectly to catch Jayson Werth's throw from left field. He threw out two would-be base stealers. And he grilled several delicious hamburgers and hot dogs to perfection for the family. (Oh wait, that was me).

Clay Condrey and Cole Hamels get honorable mentions today for their fine pitching performances.

As for Brad Lidge, who blew his 2nd save in as many days, Charlie Manuel had this to say after the game: "He's got a lot of talent. He's got a big fastball and a good slider. You know what he needs? Just to get 'em out one more time. That's what he needs. He's fine."

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