Phillies and Carlos Ruiz: Top 51 Moments for Chooch

Jun 29, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 29, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /
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Aug 24, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz (51) talks with Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Domonic Brown (9) on the dugout step during the second inning against the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park. The Mets won 16-7. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 24, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz (51) talks with Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Domonic Brown (9) on the dugout step during the second inning against the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park. The Mets won 16-7. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports /

43. Seven RBI Game

May 2, 2012, saw an utter slugfest between the Phillies and the Braves with a final score of 15-13. Ruiz notched seven RBI in the game with a home run and two doubles. It was Ruiz’s career high for RBI in a single game. However, the Phils lost on a walk-off home run from Chipper Jones, the eternal thorn in the side of Philadelphia.

42. Game-Tying Bases-Loaded Double

The Phillies went into the bottom of the eighth of their game with the Brewers on July 24, 2012 down 6-1 and in desperate need of a rally. They were able to get the game within three runs with the bases loaded with Ruiz stepped to the plate. He proceeded to clear the bases with a double, tying the game. He then scored on a Hunter Pence single, capping off a six-run rally for the Phils, capping off an 85% shift in win expectancy.

41. Walk-Off Double against Jonathan Broxton

Jonathan Broxton had plenty of struggles with Philadelphia’s lineup, and May 14, 2012 was no exception. He entered with a two-run lead and got two quick outs before allowing two runners to get on base for Ruiz. Ruiz made Broxton pay for it by hitting a two-run double to tie the game. However, the Phillies couldn’t win the game as the Dodgers scored two runs in the top of the tenth.

40. Chooch takes first on a 2-2 pitch

Ruiz had some odd moments during his time in Philadelphia as well. During a game on April 12, 2014, Ruiz thought he had a full count and after taking ball four, he tossed his bat and made his way down to first. However, the umpire called him back as he had the count at 2-2. Ruiz came back, albeit confused, but it didn’t matter as he took ball four again on the next pitch.

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