What We Know: 40 Games In
Remember how much fun it was to watch a winning team? Well, the past week and change has been a fun trip back to those days, even if key components are still missing. The Phillies are 21-19, winners of six straight and seven of their last eight. They’re still in last in the division and four games back of the top spot, so things aren’t all rosy, but this has been the best week of a thus-far-mediocre season. All I really want to do is glow about what a monstrously good start to the season Carlos Ruiz has had.
Games 33-40 Recap
- Record: 7-1
- RS: 49; RA: 34
- Notes: Vance Worley hit the 15-day DL, but avoided surgery. Joe Savery was recalled.
- Ruiz hit .560/.621/.840 in these eight games, with two stolen bases.
- And speaking of Chooch