Friday, September 23, 2016

Ryan Howard Receives Roberto Clemente Award

Hi everybody,

Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard was honored before Wednesday night's (September 21st) game against the Chicago White Sox when he received his trophy for being the Phillies 2016 nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award.  The Roberto Clemente Award is given to the winner during the World Series and is presented to the player who best represents the game of baseball both on the field with sportsmanship and off the field with charitable work.

The Big Piece was named the nominee in early September (Ryan Howard Named Phillies 2016 Nominee for Roberto Clemente Award) and is the second straight year that Howard has been named the Phillies nominee.  You can help the Big Man win by tweeting #VoteHoward.  Congrats again, Big Piece!


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Tyler Goeddel Likely Done for the Season

Hi everybody,

Phillies outfielder Tyler Goeddel was injured in Wednesday night's (September 21st) game against the Chicago White Sox.  Phillies skipper Pete Mackanin announced yesterday that Goeddel sustained a concussion when he was hit by a pitch in his helmet while batting in the sixth inning.  With only nine games remaining in the season...it is unlikely that Goeddel will play again this year.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 153: Phillies (69-83) at Mets (80-72)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:*

Philadelphia Phillies:               8
New York Mets:                        9

* Extra Innings (Game ended in the 11th)

SP:   Adam Morgan

LP:   Edubray Ramos (1-3)


RBIs:

Roman Quinn = 1 (5)
Ryan Howard = 1 (52)
Cameron Rupp = 1 (52)
Maikel Franco = 4 (83)
A.J. Ellis = 1 (9)

Home Runs:

Ryan Howard = 1 (23)
Cameron Rupp = 1 (16)
Maikel Franco = 1 (23)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 3 (65)
Odubel Herrera = 1 (83)
Maikel Franco = 1 (59)
Ryan Howard = 1 (33)
Cameron Rupp = 1 (36)
Freddy Galvis = 1 (60)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Throwback Thursday (9-22-16)

Hi everybody,

For this week's Throwback Thursday moment...I'm once again sharing another photo from my trip to Arizona in October 2011.  This photo was taken at an old mine near Jerome, Arizona.  That would be a long drop to the bottom but luckily the mine shaft was made safe for viewing.  I wouldn't be this close otherwise.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 152: White Sox (72-79) at Phillies (68-83)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Chicago White Sox:                        3
Philadelphia Phillies:                     8

SP:   Jerad Eickhoff

WP:   Jerad Eickhoff (11-14)


RBIs:

Tommy Joseph = 3 (45)
Cameron Rupp = 2 (51)
Cesar Hernandez = 1 (37)
Maikel Franco = 2 (79)

Home Runs:

Tommy Joseph = 1 (21)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 2 (62)
Roman Quinn = 1 (7)
Maikel Franco = 1 (58)
Tommy Joseph = 2 (45)
Tyler Goeddel = 1 (17)
Odubel Herrera = 1 (82)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (9-21-16)

Hi everybody,

This week's photo is a shot of Chase with one of the central core pieces of the Phillies playoff teams of 2007-2011....Cole Hamels.  Although Hamels and Chase are no longer playing here....they will always be Phillies.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Phils Eliminated From Post-Season Play

Sigh...
Hi everybody,

Just wanted to let you know that the Phils were officially eliminated from post-season play last night.  This will mark the fifth straight season of not reaching the playoffs after making it five years in a row (with 5-straight NL East Titles) from 2007-2011. Even though we assumed since the beginning of the season that this was going to happen, it still stinks.


I miss seeing the Phils in the playoffs....

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase