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2016 Schedule
59-69, 4th in NL East
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Slugger Bartolo Colon notches two-hit night (1:00)
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Flores busts game open with grand slam (0:22)

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz, on joining the Dodgers: "I'm ready to play in October. That is my goal and I'm excited."

Lineup: Phillies (59-68) at Mets (64-63)

  • 1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B (S)
  • 2. Aaron Altherr, LF (R)
  • 3. Maikel Franco, 3B (R)
  • 4. Ryan Howard, DH (L)
  • 5. Cameron Rupp, C (R)
  • 6. Odubel Herrera, CF (L)
  • 7. Freddy Galvis, SS (S)
  • 8. Peter Bourjos, RF (R)
  • 9. Adam Morgan, LHP (L)
  • Daily lineups

Mark Simon ESPN Staff 

Upon entering the Phillies locker room today, players were greeted with a message on the dry-erase board that read "I will miss all you guys. Good luck the rest of the season. Love you all, Chooch!" Ruiz departed for Los Angeles to join his new team, the Dodgers, after being traded on Thursday.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

My favorite story about Carlos Ruiz's leadership qualities: Roy Halladay told me he was pitching one night, gave up a couple of hits late in the game and out came Charlie Manuel. Next thing he knew, Ruiz was running to the mound because he clearly wanted to get there before the manager. "He said, `Don't let him take you out of this game. We need you in this game,'" Halladay said. "So I said to Charlie, `I want to stay in.' He looked at me. He looked at Chooch. Then he looked at Chase (Utley), who was standing behind me. And he knew he was pretty much outnumbered." So of course he stayed in the game. By Carlos Ruiz's decree.

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Inside Heat: Gelb On Ellis/Ruiz Trade, More

Buster Olney talks to Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer about the Phillies' trade with the Dodgers, what Carlos Ruiz meant to the organization and much more.

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Ellis trade 'somewhat risky' for Dodgers (1:37)

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

AJ Ellis did a great job in helping to develop Yasmani Grandal ability to call a game, frame pitches and block balls. Now he'll be able to do the same with Jorge Alfaro of the Phillies who they called up today. Ruiz improves the offense for the Dodgers back up catcher but they lose a significant clubhouse presence in Ellis. The Dodgers by the way don't have a hit, run or win since they made the trade.

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Dodgers deal Ellis to Phillies in exchange for Ruiz

The Dodgers traded beloved backup catcher A.J. Ellis to the Phillies for veteran Carlos Ruiz in order to improve the team's fortunes against left-handed pitching.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Fascinating trade involving the Phillies and Dodgers. Carlos Ruiz goes to the Dodgers for C AJ Ellis, RHP Tommy Bergjans and a player to be named later. Wonder if Ruiz becomes Clayton Kershaw's personal catcher when Kershaw returns

Bad team, bad park for Baker's Phillies

With the White Sox soon to be playing at Guaranteed Rate Field, David Schoenfield took a look back at other bad ballpark names. Phillies owner William Baker was so cheap that he used sheep to "cut" the infield grass at the Baker Bowl, where the power alley was just 300 feet away from home plate. Bad ballpark names

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

More on Carlos Ruiz: Source on a team that asked about him says he was told the Phillies asked him a few days ago if he's willing to waive his no-trade in the "right" deal & he said yes. Reported Wednesday he has cleared waivers and can be dealt to any team.

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Steve Carlton excelled on a struggling squad

Carlton won the first of his four Cy Young Awards in 1972, finishing the season 27-10 and leading the NL in ERA (1.97) and strikeouts (310). All other Phillies pitchers went 32-87 that season as they finished with the worst record in the NL and second-worst in the majors (59-97). Great players on bad teams

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Sources say Ryan Howard & Carlos Ruiz both cleared waivers. Heard of 2 teams mulling Ruiz. Howard virtually certain to stay in Philly.

Stats & Info

Tuesday's longest home runs

Justin Ruggiano isn't known for hitting long home runs, but he did just that against the Cardinals. Meanwhile, notable sluggers like Chris and Khris Davis also went deep on Tuesday.

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Galvis criticizes Phillies' current netting

After a foul ball off his bat hit a young girl in the face on Saturday, Freddy Galvis had strong thoughts regarding the netting at Citizens Bank Park. "It's 2016 and fans keep getting hit by foul balls when you're supposed to have a net to protect the fans," Galvis said. "We're worried about speeding up the game. Why don't you put up a net and protect all the fans?" Philly.com

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Phillies hold steady in Power Rankings

Despite tying for the league lead in team shutouts at 11, Phillies pitching got lit up last week. Losing Aaron Nola for the season doesn't help, either. Week 20 Power Rankings

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs48329th
Batting Average.24127th
On Base Percentage.29930th
Slugging Percentage.39029th
Earned Run Average4.5625th
Quality Starts60Tied-13th
WHIP1.3417th
BAA.26626th

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