Ruiz Wins Game: Carlos Ruiz hit a game-winning home run in the bottom of the 10th inning to propel the Phillies over the St. Louis Cardinals. Ruiz's blast just cleared the fences as it settled in the first row. Ruiz was mobbed at home plate and smacked in the face with pies from Shane Victorino and Greg Dobbs. Certainly a great way to send the Philly fans home with a 2-1 win.
Cole Hamels faired very well in the game. Hamels pitched 8+ innings, allowed one run, and struck out 8. Adam Wainwright was equally dominant for the Cardinals, allowing 1 in 8 innings. Carlos Ruiz drove in the only 2 runs the Phillies scored. The first RBI by Carlos came on a sacrifice fly.
Phillies Fan Tasered: On radio shows all over the country today, people debated whether security should have tasered a 17-year old who ran out onto the field. This is a complicated issue. On one hand, the security has to protect the players and coaches. There is no way to know whether the intruder has any weapons hon him.
On the other hand, the use of a taser is a bit harsh. The usual tackle does the trick. I'm going back and forth on this one. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Another fan entered the field of play during tonight's game, but no taser was needed because he gave himself in.
Not much news today besides the Phillies game. Check out tomorrow for posts on the Flyers and Phillies games.