|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||272.00||12.00||.261||33.00||33.00||10.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Stults (Career)||6||2||0|| .333||.333||.333|
|vs LHP||54||16||1|| .345|| .481|| .296|
|07/22/2014||Carlos Gonzalez, LF COL|
Greg Holland, RP KC
Justin Upton, LF ATL
Victor Martinez, DH DET
Jordan Zimmermann, SP WAS
|Ervin Santana, SP ATL|
J.D. Martinez, LF DET
Freddie Freeman, 1B ATL
Justin Ruggiano, RF CHC
Kyle Lohse, SP MIL
|07/22/2014||Justin Ruggiano, RF CHC|
Lucas Duda, 1B NYM
Carlos Gomez, CF MIL
|Charlie Blackmon, RF COL|
Lyle Overbay, 1B MIL
Carlos Gonzalez, LF COL
|07/21/2014||Justin Ruggiano, RF CHC||Gavin Floyd, SP ATL|
David Peralta, LF ARI
|Last 10 Games|
|Justin Ruggiano settles into rhythm |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(7/20/14) Cubs outfielder Justin Ruggiano has been on a nice run offensively since late June, batting .371 with a .405 on-base percentage, .557 slugging percentage and .963 OPS in his last 19 games. Ruggiano explains his recent surge is due to seeing regular playing time.
"In spring training, I had only 35, 40 at-bats, and for me to say I feel comfortable, it usually takes 60 to sometimes even 100 [at-bats]," Ruggiano said, per MLB.com. "The more at-bats, the more comfortable I get, the more pitches I see, the more I can make adjustments. Sometimes you can come out and be hot right out of the gates, sometimes it takes awhile. For me, it's just getting into a rhythm."
|Justin Ruggiano walks it off for Cubs Friday |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(7/11/14) Cubs outfielder Justin Ruggiano played the hero Friday against the Braves.
Ruggiano stepped to the plate in the bottom of the ninth with the game tied and a man on second. On the fourth pitch of the at-bat, Ruggiano swatted a single between third and short, scoring the game-winning run. He was mobbed by his teammates shortly after the winning run scored. Ruggiano also singled earlier in the game. He finished 2 for 5, with no runs scored and two RBI.
|Ryan Sweeney, Justin Ruggiano key Cubs win |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(7/4/14) The Cubs received tremendous production from their first two hitters Friday in a defeat of Washington - and both of them roamed the outfield.
Leadoff hitter Ryan Sweeney and Justin Ruggiano, who batted behind him, combined for five hits and five runs. The latter slugged a solo homer in the third and run-scoring single in the ninth.
Ruggiano has been on a tear with 12 hits in his last 27 at-bats and has blasted off in successive games.
|Justin Ruggiano homers, plates five runs in slugfest vs. Red Sox |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(7/2/14) Cubs outfielder Justin Ruggiano cranked out three hits and plated five runs in his team's 16-9 win over Boston.
Ruggiano smashed a two-run home run in the opening frame, singled in a run in the sixth and doubled two more in the ninth. He finished 3 for 6 with five RBI. He is hitting .257 with three homers and 15 RBI in 113 at-bats.
|Justin Ruggiano activated off 15-day DL |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(5/26/14) Cubs outfielder Justin Ruggiano (hamstring) was activated off the 15-day disabled list Monday, per ESPN. Ruggiano hit .143 with one double, three runs and three walks in six games during a rehab assignment with Triple-A Iowa.
|There was certainly plenty of intrigue surrounding Justin Ruggiano heading into 2013 after he was coming off a breakout season in 2012 at 30 years old. Ruggiano posted pretty impressive numbers -- .313 average, .374 on-base percentage, .535 slugging percentage and .909 OPS in 91 games -- in his first season with the Marlins and many wondered if Ruggiano would be able to keep pace in 2013? Unfortunately, we learned pretty quickly he wouldn't. Although Ruggiano posted career highs in home runs (18), RBI (50), runs (49) and stolen bases (15) last season, he saw significant drop-offs in batting average (.222), on-base percentage (.298), slugging percentage (.396) and OPS (.694). To his credit, however, Ruggiano did have a strong finish after his batting average dipped to .194 on Aug. 11. Ruggiano would hit .285 with a .354 on-base percentage, .492 slugging percentage and .846 OPS in his final 37 games, which put him closer to the production he had the previous season. Ruggiano's late-season surge was enough for the Cubs to acquire him in an offseason trade. Ruggiano will probably have to play his way into regular at-bats with Chicago, so leave him for NL-only Fantasy leagues Draft Day.
(Updated 1/15/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/22/14||SD||8:05 pm||Eric Stults|
|7/23/14||SD||8:05 pm||Ian Kennedy|
|7/24/14||SD||8:05 pm||Tyson Ross|
|7/25/14||STL||4:05 pm||Joe Kelly|
|7/26/14||STL||4:05 pm||Carlos Martinez|
|7/27/14||STL||2:20 pm||Adam Wainwright|
|7/28/14||COL||8:05 pm||Eddie Butler|