Sunday, March 29, 2015

Phillies Catching Up

Catchers in Phillies organization had a good Tuesday.

Phillies Catching Up

Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)
Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)

Is was good to see Carlos Ruiz belt his first home run of the season, but he wasn't the only catcher in the Phillies' organization making noise Tuesday. The starting catchers for each of the franchise's top four minor league teams also had good nights, and along wuith Ruiz combined to hit .381/.435/1.095 with 4 home runs and 12 RBI:

   Team  Player  AB  R  
 2B  3B  HR  RBI
 MLB  Phillies  Carlos Ruiz
 4  1  1  0  0  1  2
 Lehigh Valley     Cameron Rupp
 4  0  1  0  0  0  1
 AA  Reading  Sebastian Valle  
 4  1  2  0  1  1  5
 A  Clearwater  Logan Moore
 3  1  3  1  0  1  2
 A  Lakewood  Chace Numata
 3  2  1  0  0  1  2
        Totals  21  5  8  1  1  4  12
       Avg.: .381   OBA: .435 
 Slg.: 1.095  
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