MIAMI — In any other, there might be more smiles, more laughter, more back slaps and congratulations. Ruiz is honored and excited to make his first National League All- team, but he is not going to go overboard expressing it. It is difficult right now, considering the Phillies are 36 and last place the NL East, 11 behind the first-place Nationals. He’s not going to give you too much, especially at this point, Phillies right-hander Leonard Johnson Jersey Halladay said following ‘s 5 loss to the Marlins at Marlins Park. It’s been tough as a team, he’s not going to celebrate his individual achievements. But it definitely means a lot to him. I know he’s excited to go. I’m happy to go, the catcher said. I still can’t believe it.
It’s the first time. It definitely was exciting day. It would have been a shock had Ruiz not made the roster. He entered leading baseball batting average. He also ranked third on-base percentage, eighth slugging percentage and fourth OPS. Ruiz said making the team is a big deal for his family back Panama. He spoke to his mother the morning. She was real happy, I can tell you that, he said. She said congratulations like four times. She’s Logan Mankins Jersey excited. Said Phillies manager : I think that’s great. is a great example of what baseball is and how he’s improved the last few years and the player he’s become. That’s kind of what you work for this game, and what you strive for. Hamels and Papelbon are heading back to the All- Game. Hamels is 10 with a 3. He is tied for fourth the Majors wins. It is his third All- appearance. He also made the team 2007 and ’11. Papelbon is 2 with a 3 and 18 saves 19 opportunities. He is tied for eighth the Majors saves. It is Papelbon’s fifth All- Game, and first with the Phillies. He made the American League All- team with the Boston Red Sox from 2006. It’s a tremendous honor to be selected, Hamels said. It’s a hard game to play.
It’s hard to do well. Hamels did not pitch last year’s Midsummer Classic, he is hoping for the opportunity this year. I think that’ll be kind of fun, he said. But he also should be prepared for plenty of questions from reporters. The Phillies have been gauging interest on Hamels as a possible trade chip for some time. said the Phillies are looking for a huge haul for Hamels, a package of four to five prospects, including some A-plus prospects. The Phils could trade Hamels because they could be far out of contention before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline, and Hamels be a free agent after the. Hamels said it won’t be a big deal answering the questions. Why not? Because I ‘t have to answer questions, he said.
Papelbon said he is excited to represent the Phillies. Every time it’s honor to go out there and represent your team, the closer said. None of them are taken lightly. And every time you have a to appear, you want to do everything you can to make your team and city proud. The 83rd League Baseball All- Game be televised nationally by Sports, Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS, and worldwide by partners more than 200 countries via MLB International’s independent feed. Pregame ceremonies begin at 7 p.m. 6 p.m.. Radio and Radio Deportes provide exclusive national radio coverage. MLB Network, and Sirius XM also provide comprehensive All- Game coverage. Fans also have the opportunity to participate the official voting for the Ted Most Valuable Player presented by Chevrolet via the 2012 All- Game MVP Vote during the All- Game on. Zolecki is a reporter for. This story was not subject to the approval of League Baseball or its clubs.