Trio of Phillies Take Part in National League All Star Win – Phillies Nation

Trio of Phillies Take Part in National League All Star Win

They didn’t have much to do with the win, since the runs were put up early and often by the NL, but Carlos Ruiz and Cole Hamels did take part in the midsummer classic. As the National League lit up the American League, winning their third straight match up 8-0, Ruiz played his part behind the dish.

Chooch entered in the sixth to catch knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, doing an admirable job with a pitch that’s hard to corral. In the seventh, Ruiz caught his every-fifth-day battery mate Hamels, teaming up for a 1-2-3 inning.

Hamels was bringing the goods, touching 96 on the radar gun. The radar did not seem juiced, either, because Stephen Strasburg was hitting 97, which is normal for him. It took Hamels just 14 pitches to get through the seventh.

Jonathan Papelbon closed out the game, getting the final out as Tony LaRussa elected to use three pitchers to get the final three outs of the game Papelbon got Matt Wieters of the Orioles to fly out to right field.

At the plate, Ruiz finished up 0-for-1 with a flyout to left field.


Mike Trout is just ridiculous. It’s a shame the South Jersey native plays on the west coast, because he’s fun to watch.

-Hat tip to Chipper Jones in his final all star game. The man had a hell of a career and made it hell on the Phillies for many of those 19 seasons with the Braves. Cool moment with his single through the right side.

-If you’d told me before the game that Justin Verlander would give up five runs in the first inning, I’d have slapped you. But it happened.

Melky Cabrera and Pablo Sandoval go 3-for-5 with 5 RBI. Yeah, you saw that coming, too.

-I’ve driven by Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City and it looks very cool from the outside. Also looks like a great place to be on the inside.

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  1. Andrew From Waldorf

    July 10, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    woo hoo!

    If the other teams tail off is it mathematically possible for the Phillies to keep up the pace and win the division at 68-94?

    Now we are talking about making it and having home field in the series. Woot.

  2. Lefty

    July 10, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    Pat- I took a chance and grabbed Trout in the sixth round of my league this season. I guess every squirrel finds a nut sometimes but you are right, this is a legit 30/30 guy, maybe even better. Ridiculous is right.

    Chooch really played well tonight catching hard throwers he’s not used to, Kimbrell, Chapman, Hanrahan, and he also did well with the unpredictable stuff from RA.

    @ Andrew- you owe the four of us beers from the last parade. And way to stick your neck out this year!

  3. Andrew From Waldorf

    July 11, 2012 at 12:18 am

    100% chance Harper has a better career than Trout.

    Meet you in 2032 on PN to decide the outcome.

    Donald will be here telling you how a 52 year old Howard and a 53 year old Chase Utley will be bouncing back. It was an off decade or injury.
    And they deserve to hit 3rd and 4th respectively.

    We will be blessed with an 88 year old Charlie Manuel still managing though.

  4. Don M

    July 11, 2012 at 8:58 am

    A 52 year old Howard and a 53 year old Utley will be bouncing back. It was an off decade or injury. They deserve to hit 3rd and 4th respectively .

  5. PhillieMo

    July 11, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Thanks for the props to Kauffman Stadium! I’m a Phillie fan in KC, and it is a great stadium and it was great to see it get some national exposure. Saw Hamels, Chooch and Paps in the All-star parade, too, the closest I’ve ever seen any of the players, Very cool.

  6. ZCJoe51Mass1

    July 24, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Paris Haute Fashion: Armani Prive autumn/winter 2012

    Giorgio Armani was at a graceful mood any time he whisked up this Armani Prive collection. Collection against the sunset backdrop, it oozed the sort of colour effects you might see if a person squint your vision at the outside spectrum from the sun equally it dips into the sea – as well as when you buy from the drink menu throughout happy hour or so.

    Pale rosebud pink, softest baby blue and also ombre vanilla as well as grey uncooked silks were content spinner into collarless overcoats, slender fitted strapless
    evening dresses, worn around matching organza blouses, or tailored, around necked jumpsuits.

    IN Images: See the Armani Prive assortment

    It could have already been overly saccharine and also at times sweets levels would indeed soar to in the vicinity of diabetic quantities, but a few key elements added things back again from the edge. First these trousers : no one slashes an Armani pant like, well, Armani. Wide, pleated and smooth as the Coalition united state’s every very last policy, they are every bit as elegant as a black outfits, and never more so than in the particular black velvet he sent with a tastes looks.

    So some of the design at the start of the actual show, that had the models in joint length collarless artist’s coats and blouses with Philip Treacy berets, made them seem like distinctly odd. But forget them. The lesson this is that every female should probably have a set of two Armani wide jeans in her clothing collection – or at least every taller woman. Almost every other woman need to probably settle for a more compact pair and another of those attractive, glittery, sporty-meets-red-carpet cardigan-jackets they showed.

    The next winner has been the cocktail dress, which is almost certainly what his / her front short period – Shailene Woodley, Sophia Loren, Zoe Saldana, Isabelle Huppert, Claudia Cardinale and Michelle Yeoh ( space ) really found see.

    A lightened up feeling of ease, zoomed with translucent, loosely slice layers designed for a chilly, more relaxed vibe than the usual trussed up, over wrought red carpet appears that premium so often winds up giving people.

    Less can really be more, and also Armani, of all makers, is able to lead the way.

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