19. Dominating the Diamondbacks
Making his second start as a Phillie, Pedro Martinez pitched three innings against Arizona before yielding the rest of the game to Jamie Moyer. Catching the two ageless wonders was none other than Chooch, who went 3-3 with a home run of Jon Garland. It propelled the Phillies towards their second-consecutive National League championship 6and was the first of several strong performances that year for Pedro Martinez.
18. Four hits in 20-2 win over St. Louis
In every sports fans life, there are games that stick out in their memory, and this is one of mine. Scoring nine runs in the fourth inning the Phillies destroyed each of the six pitchers used by the Cardinals during a game in St. Louis. Chooch went 4-6 with two doubles in the rout, driving in Pedro Feliz twice and Geoff Jekins later on.
17. Grand Slam against Atlanta
As Philadelphia attempted to get one more season out of their World Series core each game against NL East teams was critical. Carlos Ruiz didn’t start on April 9, 2011, but made a humongous impact on the game. Pinch-hitting for Roy Oswalt in a 3-2 game, Chooch ripped a grand slam in the seventh inning of a 3-2 game. He remained in the game only to notch an RBI double and score to win 10-2 on the road.
16. Two-run double against Broxton
Can Jonathan Broxton ever catch a break against the Phillies? With an ERA of 5.40 in 29 games, Broxton was the Phillies favorite punching bag. Chooch took full advantage of the futile reliever in their first series against LA since the Matt Stairs home run during the NLCS. Hitting a two-run double in the bottom of the ninth, Ruiz handed Broxton another blown save early in the 2009 season.