Friday, September 4, 2015

Ruiz out with right oblique strain; Hamels out after 3 2/3

Just received an update here in the press box:

Ruiz out with right oblique strain; Hamels out after 3 2/3


Just received an update here in the press box:

Catcher Carlos Ruiz is out of the game with a right oblique strain. There is no word on how he suffered it. Chris Coste pinch-hit for Ruiz in the top of the seventh and has remained in the game.

We'll know more later. . .


Cole Hamels struggled today, allowing seven runs on 11 hits in 3 2/3 innings against the Rockies. My unofficial tally had him at 86 pitches when Charlie Manuel plucked him from the game and called J.A. Happ in from the bullpen.

I know a lot of people out there will look at his velocity -- it sat in between 85-86, reaching 90 once -- but that really didn't appear to be the problem. He had plenty of separation between his fastball and his change-up.

I'll find out more after the game when I talk to Manuel, Hamels and pitching coach Rich Dubee.

Daily News Staff Writer
We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy: comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog
High Cheese is your place for the best Phillies coverage from the Daily News.

David Murphy Daily News Staff Writer
Ryan Lawrence Daily News Staff Writer
Latest Videos:
Also on
letter icon Newsletter