More fireworks from Planet Earth's mightiest hitter.
Darin Ruf, who led all of minor league baseball with 38 home runs before adding three more during his September call-up with the Phillies, has followed a two-homer Saturday with two more Sunday afternoon in Venezuela. The 26-year-old outfielder now has eight home runs in his first 14 games in the VWL to raise his slash line to .286/.405/.886. Beerleaguer: He's making the Phils think long and hard. How can they not - he's obviously got special power. And right now you have to be more excited about this alleged non-prospect than his formerly ballyhooed counterpart Domonic Brown, who was yanked from the Dominican Winter League early last season after a poor showing. In terms of Ruf's glove, questions still remain. He was the DH in each of his two-homer games. [Link]