Chooch Is Swinging a Hot Bat
Carlos Ruiz was hitting .267 with a .384 on-base percentage and a .364 slugging percentage on July 26. He has hit .439 (18-for-41) with six doubles, three home runs, 13 RBIs, a .452 on-base percentage and an .805 slugging percentage in nine games since.
Ruiz is hitting .298 with a .395 OBP and a .443 SLG this season, all of which are career bests. Ruiz has been a regular since 2006. He hit a career-high .259 in 2007. He set career-highs with a .355 OBP and .425 SLG last season.
If Ruiz had enough plate appearances to qualify, he would rank fifth in the National League in OBP and 13th in batting.
The ball was fair.