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Rockies' Melvin Mora, Phillies' Carlos Ruiz injured on same play

May 12, 2010, 5:57 PM EDT

There was no collision involved, but Melvin Mora and Carlos Ruiz were both forced from the Phillies-Rockies game Wednesday after getting hurt on the same play in the seventh inning.
Mora, who was playing second, was injured stretching from the base to receive a throw from third on a potential triple-play ball from Ruiz. He caught the ball to complete the double play, but he was able to get Ruiz running to first, even though Ruiz injured his right knee running out the grounder.
Both players are being described as day-to-day. Ruiz’s injury is the more crucial of the two, particularly since his backup, Brian Schneider, landed on the DL over the weekend. The Phillies were forced to turn to light-hitting Paul Hoover as his replacement, and they’ll probably have to call up a third catcher if Ruiz is going to be out for a few days.

  1. Ron Cori - May 12, 2010 at 6:49 PM

    It was Hoover, not Sardinha.

  2. Matthew Pouliot - May 12, 2010 at 7:02 PM

    You’re right Sardinha is the likely callup if they need another catcher. Fixed now.

  3. Old Gator - May 12, 2010 at 9:59 PM

    A simple phenomenon in theoretical physics. Physicists at cocktail parties trying to talk a graduate assistant into bed refer to this sort of thing as “spooky action at a distance.”

  4. Scott Heng - May 13, 2010 at 5:02 AM

    Might also want to fix the fact that both injuries occurred in the fourth inning, not the seventh.

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