As you may know, I’ve been lobbying for Ruf to start at first base against lefties. He finally got his first start yesterday- in left field. Ruf, of course, has been trying that position out this year in AA, and hasn’t been that great. Last night, in his first at-bat as a starter, he hit a home run, which is cool. I would imagine the Phillies will take a long look at him in left next spring to see if he could play for the big club for the 2013 season. We shall see.