Carlos Ruiz closed out a great four-game series against the Dodgers by reaching base all five times up and cracking a game-winning, two-run double in the ninth off Brian Wilson in a 7-3 Thursday win.
Ruiz finished 3-for-3 with two walks, two doubles and two runs scored. The 35-year-old entered this series with an ugly .204/.328/.286 slash line, but went 7-for-14 with four walks, four doubles, one triple, one homer, five runs scored and four RBI as Philly took three of four in Los Angeles. By the way, it only took four games for Ruiz's slash line to blow up to .270/.395/.476.
Juan Uribe finished 3-for-4 with a two-run homer in Thursday's 7-3 loss to the Phillies.
One of Uribe's singles was a freebie, with Freddy Galvis inexplicably putzing around on a routine grounder to short and throwing late. After a hot start to the season that featured literally zero walks, the veteran third baseman entered play this evening in a 1-for-17 slump. Uribe still owns an atrocious 22/2 K/BB rate, but his .333/.344/.563 slash line has been a nice early surprise.