Sunday, December 21, 2014

Ruiz knows how to dance with a Wolf

The Phillies are getting set for a three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers, a team many think can contend for the NL Pennant, and perhaps the World Series.

Ruiz knows how to dance with a Wolf

Carlos Ruiz is 5/8 off Randy Wolf.  (David Goldman/AP)
Carlos Ruiz is 5/8 off Randy Wolf. (David Goldman/AP)

The Phillies are getting set for a three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers, a team many think can contend for the NL Pennant, and perhaps the World Series.

On Tuesday night, the Phillies will face Randy Wolf, who donned red and white pinstripes from 1999-2006. While a few members of the team weren't around when the Wolf Pack roamed the outfield stands, Carlos Ruiz was, if only for a brief moment.

Ruiz, who is off to a great start for the Phillies, didn't spend much time playing with Wolf. His first year with the Phillies, 2006, was also Wolf's last. In fact, he only caught Wolf twice during the 2006 season.

Looking at his career numbers against Wolf (5/8, 3 2B, HR, 3 BB), you would think Ruiz picked something up during their time together in Philadelphia. Whether that is the case or not, now might be the time to pick up the Phillies' catcher, who is hitting .308 in his career off current Brewers pitchers. Fantasy owners seem to be picking up on this trend as well, since his ownership is up 30% in the last week. If he is still available in your league, you better go get him.

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Here is a look at the rest of the Phillies' roster vs. the Brewers starters they will face this week:

  Shaun Marcum Randy Wolf Chris Narveson
Shane Victorino

0/6

2 K

5/15

2B, 3B, HR, BB, K

2/4

HR, K

Placido Polanco

3/6

2B

5/10

2 BB

2/6

2 K

Jimmy Rollins

3/7

K

4/10

HR, K

N/A
Ryan Howard

2/3

2 HR, BB

2/15

2B, HR, 5 K

0/2

BB, 2K

Ben Francisco

0/2

K

1/3

2 K

0/1
Raul Ibanez

4/17

2B, HR, K

4/14

3 2B, HR, 3 K

0/2

BB, K

Carlos Ruiz

0/2

K

5/8

3 2B, HR, 3 BB

N/A
Wilson Valdez N/A

2/3

2B, 3B

0/3

 

 


Matt Mullin is a sports producer at philly.com. You can reach him by e-mail at mmullin@philly.com. Follow Matt on Twitter: @matt_mullin

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