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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):