Thursday, July 30, 2015

Jake Diekman Traded to the Rangers

Hi everybody,

Even though the trade was discussed in length in the previous post (Cole Hamels Traded to the Rangers)...I also wanted to wish Jake Diekman well with his new team.  Good luck, Diek!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Cole Hamels Traded to the Rangers

Hi everybody,

Phillies Ace starting pitcher Cole Hamels, relief pitcher Jake Diekman and $9.5 million have been traded to the Texas Rangers for five prospects and one MLB ready starting pitcher (Matt Harrison).  The prospects traded for Hamels & Diekman are:

1) Right-handed pitcher Jake Thompson
2) Right-handed pitcher Jerad Eickhoff
3) Right-handed pitcher Alec Asher
4) Outfielder Nick Williams
5) Catcher Jorge Alfaro

With Hamels departure...there are only three Phillies left from the 2008 World Series Championship Team (Utley, Howard & Ruiz).  I understand that the trade had to be done but it is still sad.  Hamels leaves the Phillies as a three time National League All-Star and the MVP of both the 2008 National League Championship Series and World Series.  He also pitched a No-Hitter in his final Phillies start as well as being part of a Combined No-Hitter last season with Diekman, Ken Giles & Jonathan Papelbon.

Good luck in Texas Cole!  You will always be a Phillie to me!


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 102: Phillies (38-63) at Blue Jays (50-51)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:               2
Toronto Blue Jays:                  8

SP:   Jerome Williams

LP:   Jerome Williams (3-8)


RBIs:*

Ryan Howard = 1 (54)

* An additional run scored due to an error

Runs Scored:

Ben Revere = 1 (49)
Domonic Brown = 1 (11)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Gettysburg Photo of the Month (July 2015)

Hi everybody,

This month's photo is a picture of the monument to Union Major General John Reynolds.  This monument is located in the National Cemetery and has been featured in a previous Photo of the Month/Week (POTW 10-18-13). Unlike the previous photo...this picture is taken from a different angle.  I hope you all enjoy it.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (7-29-15)

Hi everybody,

With the Trade Deadline upon us I decided to use a photo I found online earlier this week of Chase, Ryan Howard, Cole Hamels and Jonathan Papelbon.  They are on a plane on the way to Chicago and it was taken days before Hamels No-Hitter and Papelbon's trade to the Washington Nationals.  I start to wonder if anyone else in this pic will be former Phillies by the end of the week.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Jonathan Papelbon Traded to the Nationals

Hi everybody,

Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon was traded to the Washington Nationals last night for Double A right-handed pitcher Nick Pivetta.  The Phils also agreed to pay the remainder of Papelbon's 2015 salary of around $4.5 million.

Papelbon ends his Phillies career as the All-Time Saves Leader with 123 saves.  He also had a 14-11 win-loss record with a 2.31 ERA in 234 appearances.  Paps also made the National League All-Star team in 2012 and 2015.

I wish Papelbon the best of luck with the Nationals.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 101: Phillies (37-63) at Blue Jays (50-50)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:               3
Toronto Blue Jays:                  2

SP:   Adam Morgan

WP:   Adam Morgan (2-2)
SV:    Ken Giles (1)


RBIs:

Cody Asche = 2 (19)
Andres Blanco = 1 (11)

Runs Scored:

Ryan Howard = 1 (34)
Darin Ruf = 1 (14)
Cody Asche = 1 (23)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase