Sunday, September 30, 2012

Game 159: Phillies (79-79) at Marlins (67-91)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of today's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:              4
Miami Marlins:                         1

WP:   Cole Hamels (17-6)
SV:    Jonathan Papelbon (38)

Chase Utley gets an RBI (45)
Carlos Ruiz gets an RBI (68)
Nate Schierholtz gets an RBI (5)
Domonic Brown gets an RBI (26)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Utley Foundation Unveils Second Annual "Be Kind to Animals" Mural

Hi everybody,

On Thursday, Chase and Jen Utley dedicated the "Be Kind to Animals" mural at the McVeigh Recreation Center in Philadelphia.  This is the second year that a mural was dedicated by the Utley's.  Chase and Jen created the Utley Foundation to help bring awareness to animal cruelty and promote kindness to animals.  To learn more please visit their website:

http://www.theutleyfoundation.com/

Way to go Chase and Jen!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Ryan Howard Done For Season

Hi everybody,

Ryan Howard broke his toe on Thursday and is done for the season. Howard begins an important off-season. Let's hope the Big Piece returns fully healthy in 2013.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 158: Phillies (78-79) at Marlins (67-90)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:              9
Miami Marlins:                         5

WP:   Roy Halladay (11-8)

Pete Orr gets two RBIs (7)
Chase Utley gets three RBIs (44)
Domonic Brown gets an RBI (25)
Carlos Ruiz gets two RBIs (67)
Kevin Frandsen gets an RBI (14)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Saturday, September 29, 2012

National Coffee Day

Hi everybody,

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy National Coffee Day!  I hope everyone enjoys a great Cup of Joe today!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Baseball Writers' Association of America Phillies Franchise Awards for 2012

Hi everybody,

On Wednesday evening before the Phils game the Baseball Writers' Association of America presented its Phillies awards for 2012.  The winners were:



Mike Schmidt Most Valuable Player Award:   Carlos Ruiz

Steve Carlton Most Valuable Pitcher Award:   Cole Hamels

Dallas Green Special Achievement Award:   Jimmy Rollins

Tug McGraw True Pro Award:   Juan Pierre


Congrats guys!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Phils Eliminated From Post-Season Play

Hi everybody,

After being eliminated from winning their sixth-straight NL East Title a couple of weeks ago (http://littlechase.blogspot.com/2012/09/nl-east-title.html) the Phils still had a chance to make the playoffs as the 2nd Wildcard team. Unfortunately that slim chance at a playoff berth ended last night.  So the streak of five straight playoff appearances is over.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase
Sigh.....

Game 157: Phillies (78-78) at Marlins (66-90)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:             1
Miami Marlins:                         2

LP:   Josh Lindblom (1-2)

Jimmy Rollins gets an RBI (68)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Friday, September 28, 2012

Game 156: Nationals (94-61) at Phillies (78-77)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Washington Nationals:             7
Philadelphia Phillies:               3

LP:   Tyler Cloyd (2-2)

Darin Ruf gets three RBIs (5)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Game 155: Nationals (93-61) at Phillies (78-76)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Washington Nationals:             8
Philadelphia Phillies:               4

LP:   Kyle Kendrick (10-12)

B.J. Rosenberg gets an RBI (1)
Jimmy Rollins gets an RBI (67)
Domonic Brown gets an RBI (24)

Jimmy Rollins gets a Home Run (23)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (9-25-12)

Hi everybody,

Before last Friday's game against the Atlanta Braves, the Phillies honored Chipper Jones.  Chipper is retiring at the end of the season so Chase and J-Roll presented him with a painting of himself as a gift from the Phillies. Here's a pic of it.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Hunter Pence

Wish he was still a Phillie
Hi everybody,

I just wanted to congratulate Hunter Pence for the NL West Title that the San Francisco Giants won on Saturday.  Pence heads to the playoffs for the second straight season.  I really don't like the Giants but I do hope that Hunter does well.  Congrats Hunter!!!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 154: Nationals (93-60) at Phillies (77-76)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of tonight's game:

Washington Nationals:             3
Philadelphia Phillies:                6

WP:   Cole Hamels (16-6)
SV:    Jonathan Papelbon (37)

Darin Ruff gets an RBI (2)
Ryan Howard gets an RBI (56)
Carlos Ruiz gets three RBIs (65)
Domonic Brown gets an RBI (23)

Darin Ruff gets a Home Run (1)
Carlos Ruiz gets a Home Run (16)
Domonic Brown gets a Home Run (5)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Game 153: Braves (87-65) at Phillies (77-75)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of today's game:

Atlanta Braves:                        2
Philadelphia Phillies:              1

LP:   Cliff Lee (6-8)

Chase Utley gets an RBI (41)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Ryan Howard

Hi everybody,

Just wanted to congratulate Ryan Howard on hitting his 300th Home Run yesterday.  He is the second-fastest player in MLB history to accomplish this feat.  He is also only the second Phillie after Mike Schmidt to hit 300 or more Home Runs.  Congrats Big Piece!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 152: Braves (86-65) at Phillies (77-74)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of yesterday's game:

Atlanta Braves:                        8
Philadelphia Phillies:              2

LP:   Roy Halladay (10-8)

Darin Ruf gets an RBI (1)
Ryan Howard gets an RBI (55)

Ryan Howard gets a Home Run (14)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Game 151: Braves (86-64) at Phillies (76-74)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Atlanta Braves:                        2
Philadelphia Phillies:              6

WP:   Kyle Kendrick (10-11)

Chase Utley gets two RBIs (40)
Kevin Frandsen gets an RBI (13)
Ryan Howard gets an RBI (54)
Carlos Ruiz gets two RBIs (62)

Kevin Frandsen gets a Home Run (2)
Ryan Howard gets a Home Run (13)
Carlos Ruiz gets a Home Run (15)
Chase Utley gets a Home Run (11)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Game 150: Phillies (75-74) at Mets (66-82)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of tonight's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:               16
New York Mets:                          1

WP:   Tyler Cloyd (2-1)

Chase Utley gets four RBIs (38)
Ryan Howard gets five RBIs (53)
Domonic Brown gets an RBI (22)
Kevin Frandsen gets an RBI (12)
Erik Kratz gets an RBI (26)
Jimmy Rollins gets three RBIs (66)
Juan Pierre gets an RBI (25)

Ryan Howard gets a Home Run (12)*

* Grand Slam


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Game 149: Phillies (74-74) at Mets (66-81)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of tonight's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:               3
New York Mets:                        2

WP:   Jeremy Horst (2-0)
SV:    Jonathan Papelbon (36)

Jimmy Rollins gets an RBI (63)
Ryan Howard gets two RBIs (48)

Jimmy Rollins gets a Home Run (22)
Ryan Howard gets a Home Run (11)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (9-19-12)

Hi everybody,

This week I've got a picture of Chase waiting in the dugout.  I wonder what he's waiting for...maybe it was a rain delay or something.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Monday, September 17, 2012

Game 148: Phillies (73-74) at Mets (66-80)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of tonight's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:               3
New York Mets:                        1

WP:   Cliff Lee (6-7)
SV:    Jonathan Papelbon (35)

Chase Utley gets an RBI (34)
Jimmy Rollins gets an RBI (62)
Domonic Brown gets an RBI (21)

Jimmy Rollins gets a Home Run (21)
Domonic Brown gets a Home Run (4)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Sunday, September 16, 2012

NL East Title

Unfortunately not this year
Hi everybody,

Just wanted to report that the Phils were mathematically eliminated from winning their sixth straight National League East title.  The Phils reign began in 2007 and unfortunately ends today.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 147: Phillies (73-73) at Astros (47-99)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of today's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:              6
Houston Astros:                       7

LP:   Antonio Bastardo (2-5)

Chase Utley gets an RBI (33)
Juan Pierre gets an RBI (24)
Ryan Howard gets two RBIs (46)
Domonic Brown gets two RBIs (20)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 146: Phillies (73-72) at Astros (46-99)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:              0
Houston Astros:                       5 

LP:   Kyle Kendrick (9-11)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Game 145: Phillies (72-72) at Astros (46-98)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:             12
Houston Astros:                       6

WP:   Cole Hamels (15-6)

Jimmy Rollins gets an RBI (61)
Ryan Howard gets three RBIs (44)
Chase Utley gets two RBIs (32)
Domonic Brown gets two RBIs (18)
John Mayberry Jr. gets three RBIs (46)
Kevin Frandsen gets an RBI (11)

Jimmy Rollins gets an RBI (20)
Domonic Brown gets an RBI (3)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Friday, September 14, 2012

Ladies' Night at Little C.'s Club (9-14-12)

Hello Ladies,


This is Ann Onymous again bringing you another edition of Ladies' Night. You know, I've had a few dreams about Chase in the past, but the one I had last week was very strange.  Chase was shirtless and offering me a tray of Ho Hos.  I just wish I could really remember what he looked like without his shirt....sigh.

Remind me, why am I doing this?

Anyway, I've got a pretty good picture to share.  There's just something about this shot that...well, you can judge for yourselves.  Enjoy!


Until next time,
Ann Onymous

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Game 144: Phillies (72-71) at Astros (45-98)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of tonight's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:             4
Houston Astros:                      6

LP:   Phillippe Aumont (0-1)

Erik Kratz gets an RBI (25)
Ryan Howard gets an RBI (41)
John Mayberry Jr. gets an RBI (43)
Kevin Frandsen gets an RBI (10)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Jimmy Rollins

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to congratulate Jimmy Rollins for his 400th career stolen base. Congrats J-Roll!!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Game 143: Marlins (63-80) at Phillies (71-71)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of today's game:

Miami Marlins:                          1
Philadelphia Phillies:               3

WP:   Cliff Lee (5-7)
SV:    Jonathan Papelbon (34)

John Mayberry Jr. gets an RBI (42)
Jimmy Rollins gets two RBIs (60)

Jimmy Rollins gets a Home Run (19)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (9-12-12)

Hi everybody,

I've got a great shot for Photo of the Week!  I took this picture while I was at the Phillies game a few weeks ago.  It was the night they gave away the Hunter Pence bobble figurines.  The seats were great!!


And to prove I was actually at that game, here's a bonus pic!

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Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Game 142: Marlins (63-79) at Phillies (70-71)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of tonight's game:

Miami Marlins:                          7
Philadelphia Phillies:               9

WP:   Roy Halladay (10-7)
SV:    Jonathan Papelbon (33)

Carlos Ruiz gets an RBI (60)
Domonic Brown gets an RBI (16)
Chase Utley gets an RBI (30)
Juan Pierre gets an RBI (23)
Roy Halladay gets an RBI (2)
Jimmy Rollins gets three RBIs (58)

Jimmy Rollins gets a Home Run (18)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

9-11-2001



Monday, September 10, 2012

Game 141: Marlins (63-78) at Phillies (69-71)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of tonight's game:

Miami Marlins:                      1
Philadelphia Phillies:           3

WP:   Kyle Kendrick (9-10)
SV:    Antonio Bastardo (1)

Domonic Brown gets two RBIs (15)

Domonic Brown gets a Home Run (2)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Game 140: Rockies (56-82) at Phillies (68-71)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of tonight's game:

Colorado Rockies:                 4
Philadelphia Phillies:             7

WP:   B.J. Rosenberg (1-2)
SV:    Jonathan Papelbon (32)

Michael Martinez gets an RBI (7)
Ryan Howard gets two RBIs (40)
Ty Wigginton gets an RBI (43)
Kevin Frandsen gets an RBI (9)
Carlos Ruiz gets an RBI (59)
Nate Schierholtz gets an RBI (4)

Ty Wigginton gets a Home Run (11)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Raul Valdes Likely Done For Season

Hi everybody,

Left-handed relief pitcher Raul Valdes has been placed on the DL and will have arthroscopic surgery on the meniscus in his right knee.  The surgery will probably end his season.  Valdes pitched well in the bullpen and I wish him a speedy recovery.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 139: Rockies (56-81) at Phillies (67-71)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of today's game:

Colorado Rockies:                 2
Philadelphia Phillies:             3

WP:    Jonathan Papelbon (5-6)

Ryan Howard gets two RBIs (38)
John Mayberry Jr. gets an RBI (41)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Juan Pierre

Hi everybody,

Just wanted to congratulate Juan Pierre on his 588 career stolen bases.  There are only 18 players in MLB history who have more than him and number 18 (Dummy Hoy) has only six more stolen bases.  Maybe Pierre can catch him by the end of the season.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Brian Schneider Likely Done For The Season

Hi everybody,

Brian Schneider has been on the DL for the last few weeks but word has come out that he is unlikely to return this season.  This is probably Schneider's last season as a Phillie with the emergence of Erik Kratz as a legitimate backup catcher to Carlos Ruiz. Get well and good luck!!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Placido Polanco Done For Season

Hi everybody,

Placido Polanco was placed on the DL yesterday as is done for the season with a recurring back injury. This will probably be Polanco's last year as a Phillie  I want to wish Polanco well and offer a belated congrats for getting his 2,000th hit earlier this season.  I should have done a post about it but for some reason I did not.  Good luck and get well Polly!!!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Carlos Ruiz Returns

Hi everybody,

Carlos Ruiz was activated from the DL before last night's game.  I didn't expect Chooch to return this season  but am still reall glad to see him back.  He will probably be used sparingly but his bat off the bench can be really valuable late in games.  Welcome back Chooch!!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 138: Rockies (56-80) at Phillies (66-71)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Colorado Rockies:                 2
Philadelphia Phillies:             3

WP:    Jonathan Papelbon (4-6)

Laynce Nix gets two RBIs (16)
Nate Schierholtz gets an RBI (3)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (9-5-12)

Hi everybody,

Chase had a good game today so I decided to have a cool picture of my hero mashin' taters and smashin' bats!


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 137: Phillies (65-71) at Reds (83-54)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of today's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:             6
Cincinnati Reds:                    2

WP:   Roy Halladay (9-7)

Domonic Brown gets an RBI (13)
Erik Kratz gets three RBIs (24)
Chase Utley gets two RBIs (29)

Erik Kratz gets a Home Run (9)
Chase Utley gets a Home Run (10)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Jimmy Rollins

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to congratulate Jimmy Rollins for his 2000th career hit.  He got the hit (a double) this evening against the Cincinnati Reds.  Congrats J-Roll!!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 136: Phillies (65-70) at Reds (82-54)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of tonight's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:            1 
Cincinnati Reds:                    2

LP:   Kyle Kendrick (8-10)

Domonic Brown gets an RBI (12)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

National Waffle Week

Hi everybody,

Just wanted to let everyone know that it is National Waffle Week.  I decided to eat some waffles for dinner to celebrate this fun week. Maybe I'll eat waffles a few more times before the holiday is over.  I would like to make my way to a Waffle House to chow down but there isn't any close to me.  I'll have to go there sometime in the future.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase