By Mary Cunningham
Yes, that was Darin Ruf starting in left field yesterday because the Phillies wanted his bat in the lineup.
But then he made a great diving catch to end the fourth inning, stranding runners on first and second.
“Initially, I kind of broke over and up,” Ruf said. “I just kept that line and luckily it was the right one. It’s crazy we’re sitting here talking about my defense and not that I’m swinging the bat well or something. But any way you can help the team when you’re struggling offensively.”