Darin Ruf’s first major league hit is a home run

Phillies fans are excited about Darin Ruf, who spent the year with AA Reading and broke the team record for home runs in a season, blasting 38 dingers on the season. However, he turned 26 in July and was way too old for the level. While that's true, the fact that he's a power threat is also true, regardless of age. In Tuesday's Phillies-Nationals game, Ruf cracked his first major league hit, a homer to left center off of Washington starter Ross Detwiler on a 3-2 pitch. Say what you want about the old rookie, but if you throw a 93 mph fastball and stick it inside and belt high, that baby is getting destroyed if you possess the natural power that Ruf does.

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