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.