ATLANTA — Carlos Ruiz's seven RBIs in Wednesday's 15-13 loss to the Braves were the most ever for a Phillies catcher. When a team employee informed Ruiz of that early Thursday morning, his eyes widened.
"Wow," he said. "But we lost, so it doesn't matter."
It didn't take away from the individual accomplishment. Ruiz joined rare company in Phillies history. Here are the seven-plus RBI games:
Ruiz was the 51st catcher since 1920, when RBI officially became a statistic, to amass seven or more in a single game. The last time a Phillies player had seven or more RBI in a road game was Greg Luzinski in 1977.
With a day game after a long night game, Ruiz has the day off Thursday. He ranks third in National League catchers with a .938 OPS, trailing only Buster Posey and Yadier Molina.