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Saturday, September 01, 2012

Drago: Darin Ruf becomes new R-Phils home run king

Not only did Eastern League MVP Darin Ruf break Ryan Howard’s Reading home run record with 38, Justin Friend tied the Reading save record with 24!

The homer was Ruf’s 20th of August, equaling the major league record for most homers in a month by Sammy Sosa in 1998.

In 30 games this month Ruf has 35 RBIs, 29 runs scored, a .372 batting average and a .947 slugging percentage.

Ruf was a 20th-round pick out of Creighton in the 2009 draft. The only good players ever to come from Creighton, despite its proximity to the College World Series, are Dennis Rasmussen, Scott Servais, and Alan Benes.

Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: September 01, 2012 at 09:11 AM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: phillies, prospects, reading, records

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   1. RickG Posted: September 02, 2012 at 07:52 PM (#4225287)
You forgot ambidextrous pitcher Pat Venditte.
   2. JJ1986 Posted: September 02, 2012 at 07:56 PM (#4225288)
I've never paid attention to it before, but why do minor leagues hand out awards before the season is over?
   3. The District Attorney Posted: September 02, 2012 at 08:22 PM (#4225294)
Ruf! Ruf! I'm Phillie, the rockin' dog.
   4. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: September 02, 2012 at 08:37 PM (#4225297)
Did everyone see those stats above! Holy f***ing bananas!

In Sammy Sosa's 20HR month he hit a mere .298 with a piddling .842 SLG and 25 runs scored.
   5. Darren Posted: September 02, 2012 at 09:02 PM (#4225307)
So, he's a big slugging 1B in the Phillies minor league system, but he's getting into his mid 20s and is blocked by Major League 1B whom the Phillies have locked up? Sounds oddly familiar.
   6. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: September 02, 2012 at 09:18 PM (#4225312)
No problem, the incumbent 1B can just be traded for Gio Gonzalez again.
   7. STIGGLES don't want to talk about cracker barrel Posted: September 02, 2012 at 09:53 PM (#4225322)
this is pretty cool, but also i'm pretty sure it's sold out.

there's rumors that the phillies will be calling ruf up now that it's september and give him a look in LF.
   8. bobm Posted: September 02, 2012 at 10:17 PM (#4225330)
The only good players ever to come from Creighton, despite its proximity to the College World Series, are Dennis Rasmussen, Scott Servais, and Alan Benes.


Yeah, Bob Gibson sure sucked at baseball.
   9. MM1f Posted: September 02, 2012 at 10:41 PM (#4225340)
there's rumors that the phillies will be calling ruf up now that it's september and give him a look in LF


They better. He is 26 and has had a monster AA year. Even if he isn't a real prospect he deserves a MLB callup as a reward for his year (or, rather, a reward for his last month). It's the right thing to do.
   10. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: September 02, 2012 at 11:03 PM (#4225349)
So, next Red Sox 1B anyone?
   11. tshipman Posted: September 02, 2012 at 11:10 PM (#4225353)
So, next Red Sox 1B anyone?


This shtick was annoying when Larry M. was doing it.
   12. MM1f Posted: September 02, 2012 at 11:47 PM (#4225362)
This shtick was annoying when Larry M. was doing it.


What if McCoy offers you Soriano for Ruf?

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