Friday, May 22, 2015

Chooch With the Bags Goosed

Carlos Ruiz career numbers with the bases loaded.

Chooch With the Bags Goosed

Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz has been on fire as of late and is hitting .366 on the season. (Brian Kersey/AP)
Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz has been on fire as of late and is hitting .366 on the season. (Brian Kersey/AP)

Carlos Ruiz managed to come to the plate with the bases loaded each of his first three times up Sunday in Baltimore, a situation in which he was hitting .387 (12-for-31) over the previous three seasons.

He struck out in the first inning and hit into a fielder's choice to end the second. His fourth-inning at-bat yielded a run on a wild pitch before Ruiz again struck out with runners on first and third.

Below are his career numbers with the bases loaded.

Year   AB H   2B   HR   RBI   BB   SO   DP   SF   Avg.   OBA Slg.
2006 4 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 .250 .250   .250
2007 22 4 2 0 11 1 4 2 1 .182 .208 .273
2008 14 6 2 0 11 0 1 2 1 .429 .400 .571
2009 10 1 1 0 7 2 0 2 1 .100 .231 .200
2010 10 3 1 0 8 3 3 1 0 .300 .462 .400
2011 13 5 0 1 13 1 1 0 0 .385 .467 .615
2012 10 4 1 0 10 0 1 1 1 .400 .364 .500
Totals    83   24 7 1 62 7 12 8 4 .289 .337 .410
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