Sports monopoly ESPN secured the rights to air the first-ever Rawlings Gold Glove Awards Show tonight at 10 p.m. on ESPN2. The Phillies have three players in the running.
Shane Victorino (4.4 UZR) goes for his third-consecutive award while Placido Polanco, who posted a baseball-best 14.0 UZR at the hot corner, tries to capture his third award and first as a third baseman. He'll need to top Daniel Descalso and Pablo Sandoval. Carlos Ruiz, who allowed 76 stolen bases and gunned down 23, has never won the award and is matched against Yadier Molina (46/19) and Brian McCann (104/29). Of the three, Ruiz posted the highest fielding percentage with a .996. Meanwhile, Jimmy Rollins is a notable omission as Troy Tulowitzki, Ronny Cedeno and Alex Gonzalez were given nods at shortstop. See all the nominees here.