The Georgia Chooch
Carlos has owned the Braves lately.
The Phils play a day game in Atlanta Thursday after a very tough, long Wednesday night loss, so it is a good bet that Charlie Manual will rest catcher Carlos Ruiz.
Don't do it, Charlie!
All Chooch has done in his last 32 games against the Braves his hit .366 with a .462 on-base percentage and a .545 slugging percentage. Toss in 14 runs scored and 21 RBI. And, by the way, the Phils are 22-10 in those games.
There is a day game Saturday in Washington. Rest him then. Just don't rest him today and don't rest him Sunday night, when the Phils are on ESPN and a national television audience will be able to see the club's early season MVP.
Ruiz' recent burning of Atlanta (*last 3 games of the season):