Tuesday, September 30, 2014

2014 NL East Final Standings

Hi everybody,

Here are the final standings for the NL East this season:



NL East                                      W         L         PCT         GB

Washington Nationals            96        66         .593             --
New York Mets                       79         83         .488           17
Atlanta Braves                        79         83         .488           17
Miami Marlins                          77         85         .475           19
Philadelphia Phillies              73          89        .451           23


The Phils have a lot of work ahead of them to improve for next season.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Monday, September 29, 2014

Gettysburg Photo of the Month (September 2014)

Hi everybody,

This month's picture is of the Cashtown Inn that I took when visiting Gettysburg back in April.  This pic is at a slightly different angle than the one I shared last year (7-12-13).  I hope you all enjoy it.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Baseball Writers' Association of America 2014 Phillies Award Winners

Hi everybody,

Here are the winners of the Baseball Writers' Association of America 2014 Phillies Awards:

1) Mike Schmidt Award for Most Valuable Player = Marlon Byrd
2) Steve Carlton Award for Most Valuable Pitcher = Cole Hamels
3) Dallas Green Award for Special Achievement = Jimmy Rollins
4) Tug McGraw Award for True Professionalism = Ryan Howard
5) Charlie Manuel Award for Service & Passion to Baseball = Chris Wheeler*

* Inaugural winner

The awards were presented on the field before Friday night's game against the Atlanta Braves.  Congrats to all the winners!


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Happy National Coffee Day

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to wish you all a very happy National Coffee Day!  Hope you all get to enjoy a great cup of Joe today!!


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Game 162: Braves (78-83) at Phillies (73-88)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of today's game:

Atlanta Braves:                            2
Philadelphia Phillies:                  1

SP:   Cole Hamels

LP:   Cole Hamels (9-9)


RBIs:*

* The lone run scored during a double play in the 8th

Runs Scored:

Freddy Galvis = 1 (14)


The Phillies finish the season with a record of 73-89 and that my friends is that.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 161: Braves (77-83) at Phillies (73-87)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Atlanta Braves:                            4
Philadelphia Phillies:                  2

SP:   A.J. Burnett

LP:   A.J. Burnett (8-18)


RBIs:

Ryan Howard = 2 (95)

Home Runs:

Ryan Howard = 1 (23)

Runs Scored:

Chase Utley = 1 (74)
Ryan Howard = 1 (65)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Game 160: Braves (77-82) at Phillies (72-87)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Atlanta Braves:                            4
Philadelphia Phillies:                  5

SP:   Jerome Williams

WP:   Luis Garcia (1-0)
SV:    Jonathan Papelbon (39)


RBIs:*

Ben Revere = 1 (28)
Cody Asche = 1 (46)
Freddy Galvis = 1 (12)
Marlon Byrd = 1 (85)

* An additional unearned run scored

Runs Scored:

Carlos Ruiz = 1 (43)
Marlon Byrd = 1 (71)
Domonic Brown = 1 (47)
Cody Asche = 2 (43)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Friday, September 26, 2014

Game 159: Phillies (72-86) at Marlins (75-82)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of yesterday's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                    4
Miami Marlins:                               6

SP:   David Buchanan

LP:   Jake Diekman (5-5)


RBIs:

Chase Utley = 2 (78)
Domonic Brown = 2 (63)

Runs Scored:

Ben Revere = 2 (71)
Chase Utley = 1 (73)
David Buchanan = 1 (2)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Game 158: Phillies (71-86) at Marlins (75-81)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                    2
Miami Marlins:                               1

SP:   Kyle Kendrick

WP:   Kyle Kendrick (10-13)
SV:    Jonathan Papelbon (38)


RBIs:

Kyle Kendrick = 1 (1)
Marlon Byrd = 1 (84)

Runs Scored:

Maikel Franco = 1 (5)
Darin Ruf = 1 (13)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (9-24-14)

Hi everybody,

This week's photo is of Chase in the dugout watching the action on the field. Hope you all enjoy it.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 157: Phillies (71-85) at Marlins (74-81)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                    0
Miami Marlins:                               2

SP:   Cole Hamels

LP:   Cole Hamels (9-8)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Monday, September 22, 2014

Game 156: Phillies (71-84) at Athletics (84-70)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of yesterday's game:*

Philadelphia Phillies:                6
Oakland Athletics:                     8

* Extra Innings (Game ended in the 10th)

SP:   A.J. Burnett

LP:   Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez (0-1)


RBIs:

Marlon Byrd = 3 (83)
Carlos Ruiz = 1 (31)
Freddy Galvis = 1 (11)
Ben Revere = 1 (27)

Runs Scored:

Ben Revere = 1 (69)
Chase Utley = 2 (72)
Ryan Howard = 1 (64)
Cody Asche = 1 (41)
Freddy Galvis = 1 (13)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Jerome Williams Makes Baseball History

Hi everybody,

Phillies starting pitcher Jerome Williams made baseball history yesterday (September 20th) when he beat the Oakland Athletics for the third time this season while being on three different ball clubs.  The first win came on April 26th with the Houston Astros.  The second win happened on July 25th with the Texas Rangers. Congrats to Jerome Williams for this historic achievement.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Ken Giles Gets First Career Save

Hi everybody,

Just wanted to congratulate Phillies relief pitcher Ken Giles for getting his first career save in yesterday's (September 20th) game against the Oakland Athletics.  Giles is expected to the full time closer when Jonathan Papelbon's time with the Phils comes to an end.  Congrats again, Ken Giles!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 155: Phillies (70-84) at Athletics (84-69)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of yesterday's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                3
Oakland Athletics:                     0

SP:   Jerome Williams

WP:   Jerome Williams (4-2)
SV:    Ken Giles (1)


RBIs:

Freddy Galvis = 2 (10)
Marlon Byrd = 1 (80)

Home Runs:

Freddy Galvis = 1 (4)

Runs Scored:

Chase Utley = 1 (70)
Cody Asche = 1 (40)
Freddy Galvis = 1 (12)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Game 154: Phillies (70-83) at Athletics (83-69)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                1
Oakland Athletics:                     3

SP:   David Buchanan

LP:   David Buchanan (6-8)


RBIs:

Ryan Howard = 1 (93)

Home Runs:

Ryan Howard = 1 (22)

Runs Scored:

Ryan Howard = 1 (63)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Friday, September 19, 2014

Game 153: Phillies (70-82) at Padres (70-81)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                3
San Diego Padres:                    7

SP:   Kyle Kendrick

LP:   Kyle Kendrick (9-13)


RBIs:*

Domonic Brown = 1 (61)
Ben Revere = 1 (26)

* An additional run scored in the 9th due to an error

Runs Scored:

Darin Ruf = 1 (12)
Domonic Brown = 1 (46)
Cesar Hernandez = 1 (13)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Phils Eliminated From Post-Season Play

Tired of losing....
Hi everybody,

Just wanted to let you know that the Phils were officially eliminated from post-season play last night.  This will mark the third straight season of not reaching the playoffs after making it five years in a row from 2007-2011.  Even though we have all known for weeks that this was going to happen, it still stinks.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 152: Phillies (69-82) at Padres (70-80)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                5
San Diego Padres:                    2

SP:   Cole Hamels

WP:   Cole Hamels (9-7)


RBIs:

Freddy Galvis = 2 (8)
Ben Revere = 2 (25)
Carlos Ruiz = 1 (30)

Runs Scored:

Darin Ruf = 2 (11)
Domonic Brown = 1 (45)
Carlos Ruiz = 1 (42)
Freddy Galvis = 1 (11)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Jimmy Rollins Named Phillies 2014 Nominee for Roberto Clemente Award

Hi everybody,

Just wanted to congratulate Jimmy Rollins for being named as the Phillies nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award (which is awarded during the World Series).  The award 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.  Congrats again, JRoll!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (9-17-14)

Hi everybody,

This week's photo is a cool picture of Chase exiting the dugout onto the field during Spring Training.  Hope you all enjoy it.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 151: Phillies (69-81) at Padres (69-80)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                4
San Diego Padres:                    5

SP:   A.J. Burnett

LP:   A.J. Burnett (8-17)


RBIs:

Domonic Brown = 1 (60)
Freddy Galvis = 2 (6)
Darin Ruf = 1 (8)

Home Runs:

Domonic Brown = 1 (10)
Freddy Galvis = 1 (3)

Runs Scored:

Domonic Brown = 1 (44)
Cameron Rupp = 1 (4)
Freddy Galvis = 2 (10)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Jonathan Papelbon Suspended For Seven Games

Hi everybody,

Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon was suspended by Major League Baseball for seven games for making an obscene gesture to the crowd and making contact with umpire Joe West.  The incident happened in the top of the ninth inning of Sunday's (Sept. 14th) game against the Miami Marlins.  Papelbon (who was also fined an undisclosed amount of money for the incident) will not appeal the suspension and will be eligible to return to the team next Tuesday.  Ken Giles is expected to close while Papelbon serves his suspension.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 150: Phillies (69-80) at Padres (68-80)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                0
San Diego Padres:                    1

SP:   Jerome Williams

LP:   Jerome Williams (3-2)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Monday, September 15, 2014

Game 149: Marlins (71-76) at Phillies (69-79)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of yesterday's game:

Miami Marlins:                                5
Philadelphia Phillies:                    4

SP:   David Buchanan

LP:   Jonathan Papelbon (2-3)


RBIs:*

Maikel Franco = 1 (5)
Carlos Ruiz = 1 (29)
Chase Utley = 1 (76)

* An additional run scored during a double play in the 8th

Runs Scored:

Ben Revere = 1 (68)
Chase Utley = 1 (69)
Ryan Howard = 1 (62)
Freddy Galvis = 1 (8)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Sunday, September 14, 2014

NL East Title

I miss these days...
Hi everybody,

Just wanted to report that the Phillies were mathematically eliminated from winning the National League East title last night.  It is the third straight year that the Phils failed to win the the NL East after five straight reigns from 2007-2011.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 148: Marlins (71-75) at Phillies (68-79)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Miami Marlins:                                1
Philadelphia Phillies:                    2

SP:   Kyle Kendrick

WP:   Kyle Kendrick (9-12)
SV:    Jonathan Papelbon (37)


RBIs:

Maikel Franco = 1 (4)
Marlon Byrd = 1 (79)

Runs Scored:

Ben Revere = 1 (67)
Maikel Franco = 1 (4)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Game 147: Marlins (71-74) at Phillies (67-79)

Hi everybody,

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

Miami Marlins:                                1
Philadelphia Phillies:                    3

* Extra Innings (Game ended in the 10th)

SP:   Cole Hamels

WP:   Jake Diekman (5-4)


RBIs:**

Cody Asche = 2 (45)

** An additional run scored due to an error

Home Runs:***

Cody Asche = 1 (10)

*** Walk-off Home Run to win the game

Runs Scored:

Ben Revere = 1 (66)
Cody Asche = 1 (39)
Chase Utley = 1 (68)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Friday, September 12, 2014

Game 146: Pirates (76-69) at Phillies (67-78)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Pittsburgh Pirates:                           4
Philadelphia Phillies:                       1

SP:   A.J. Burnett

LP:   A.J. Burnett (8-16)


RBIs:

Carlos Ruiz = 1 (28)

Runs Scored:

Marlon Byrd = 1 (70)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Thursday, September 11, 2014

9-11-2001


Game 145: Pirates (75-69) at Phillies (67-77)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Pittsburgh Pirates:                           6
Philadelphia Phillies:                       3

SP:   Jerome Williams

LP:   Jerome Williams (3-1)


RBIs:

Wil Nieves = 1 (7)
Jerome Williams = 2 (3)

Runs Scored:

Ryan Howard = 1 (61)
Cody Asche = 2 (38)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (9-10-14)

Hi everybody,

It's time for another exciting Photo of the Week.  For this week's pic I decided to share a picture of Chase and Cole Hamels.  I wish I had a picture of Chase with all four of the pitchers from last week's combined no-hitter but I could only find one with Hamels.  I hope you all enjoy it.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 144: Pirates (75-68) at Phillies (66-77)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Pittsburgh Pirates:                           3
Philadelphia Phillies:                       4

SP:   David Buchanan

WP:   Justin De Fratus (3-1)
SV:    Jonathan Papelbon (36)


RBIs:

Chase Utley = 1 (75)
David Buchanan = 1 (2)
Freddy Galvis = 1 (4)
Maikel Franco = 1 (3)

Home Run:

Freddy Galvis = 1 (2)

Runs Scored:

Maikel Franco = 1 (3)
Freddy Galvis = 3 (7)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Jimmy Rollins Injures Left Hamstring

Hi everybody,

Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins suffered a left hamstring strain in last night's (September 8th) game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Rollins was injured in the bottom of the fourth inning while running the bases after hitting a triple.  Rollins hopes to be able play again before the end of the season.  Get well soon, JRoll!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 143: Pirates (74-68) at Phillies (66-76)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Pittsburgh Pirates:                           6
Philadelphia Phillies:                       4

SP:   Kyle Kendrick

LP:   Kyle Kendrick (8-12)


RBIs:

Ryan Howard = 1 (92)
Cesar Hernandez = 1 (4)
Chase Utley = 2 (74)

Runs Scored:

Ben Revere = 1 (65)
Jimmy Rollins = 1 (78)
Maikel Franco = 1 (2)
Domonic Brown = 1 (43)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Monday, September 8, 2014

Game 142: Phillies (66-75) at Nationals (79-61)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of yesterday's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                      2
Washington Nationals:                   3

SP:   Cole Hamels

LP:   Cole Hamels (8-7)


RBIs:*

Darin Ruf = 1 (7)

* An additional run scored due to an error

Runs Scored:

Grady Sizemore = 1 (21)
Darin Ruf = 1 (9)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Philadelphia Eagles Start Regular Season Play Today

Hi everybody,

The Philadelphia Eagles start their season today and I just want to wish them luck.  I hope they have a great season and I will be watching when I can.

Please ignore the Santa hat....

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

AJ Burnett Makes 400th Career Start

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to congratulate Phillies starting pitcher A.J. Burnett for making his 400th career start in yesterday's (September 6th) game against the Washington Nationals.  Burnett has pitched for the Florida (Miami) Marlins (1999-2005), Toronto Blue Jays (2006-2008), New York Yankees (2009-2011), Pittsburgh Pirates (2012-2013) before signing with the Phillies at the start of the 2014 season.  Congrats again, Mr. Burnett!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 141: Phillies (65-75) at Nationals (79-60)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of yesterday's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                      3
Washington Nationals:                   1

SP:   A.J. Burnett

WP:   A.J. Burnett (8-15)
SV:    Jonathan Papelbon (35)


RBIs:

Ryan Howard = 2 (91)
Domonic Brown = 1 (59)

Home Runs:

Domonic Brown = 1 (9)

Runs Scored:

Jimmy Rollins = 1 (77)
Domonic Brown = 1 (42)
A.J. Burnett = 1 (5)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Mario Hollands Done for the Season

Hi everybody,

Phillies relief pitcher Mario Hollands is done for the season after injuring his left elbow (Grade 2 flexor strain) during Wednesday's (September 3rd) game against the Atlanta Braves.  Sean O'Sullivan has been brought up from Triple A to replace Hollands in the bullpen.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 140: Phillies (64-75) at Nationals (79-59)

Hi everybody,

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

Philadelphia Phillies:                      9
Washington Nationals:                   8

* Extra Innings (Game ended in the 11th)

SP:   Jerome Williams

WP:   Jake Diekman (4-4)
SV:    Jonathan Papelbon (34)


RBIs:

Ben Revere = 3 (23)
Ryan Howard = 2 (89)
Chase Utley = 1 (72)
Carlos Ruiz = 2 (27)
Maikel Franco = 1 (2)

Home Runs:

Ryan Howard = 1 (21)
Carlos Ruiz = 1 (6)
Ben Revere = 1 (2)

Runs Scored:

Ben Revere = 1 (64)
Jimmy Rollins = 1 (76)
Ryan Howard = 1 (60)
Domonic Brown = 2 (41)
Carlos Ruiz = 1 (40)
Maikel Franco = 1 (1)
Cesar Hernandez = 1 (12)
Grady Sizemore = 1 (20)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Friday, September 5, 2014

Phillies Throw First Combined No-Hitter in Team History

Hi everybody,

On Monday (9/1), Cole Hamels, Jake Diekman, Ken Giles and Jonathan Papelbon threw to the first combined no-hitter in Phillies history.  Hamels threw the first six innings, Diekman threw the seventh, Giles the eight and Papelbon closed it out.  Congrats to all four for making history!


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

John Mayberry Jr Traded to the Toronto Blue Jays

Hi everybody,

Phillies outfielder John Mayberry Jr. was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays for Double A third baseman Gustavo Pierre on Sunday (8/31).  Mayberry has been with the Phils since the start of the 2009 season.

Here are Mayberry's final 2014 Phillies stats:

Batting Average = .213
RBIs = 21
Home Runs = 6
Runs Scored = 11
Walks = 15
Stolen Bases = 0
Strike Outs = 30

I just want to wish Mayberry good luck in Toronto.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 139: Phillies (64-74) at Braves (72-67)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of Wednesday's (9/3) game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                  4
Atlanta Braves:                            7

SP:   David Buchanan

LP:   Mario Hollands (2-2)


RBIs:

Chase Utley = 2 (71)
Grady Sizemore = 2 (12)

Home Runs:

Grady Sizemore = 1 (3)

Runs Scored:

Ben Revere = 2 (63)
Grady Sizemore = 1 (19)
Wil Nieves = 1 (9)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 138: Phillies (63-74) at Braves (72-66)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of Tuesday's (9/2) game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                  4
Atlanta Braves:                            0

SP:   Kyle Kendrick

WP:   Kyle Kendrick (8-11)


RBIs:

Carlos Ruiz = 2 (25)
Darin Ruf = 1 (6)
Maikel Franco = 1 (1)

Home Runs:

Carlos Ruiz = 1 (5)

Runs Scored:

Ben Revere = 1 (61)
Cesar Hernandez = 1 (11)
Darin Ruf = 1 (9)
Carlos Ruiz = 1 (39)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 137: Phillies (62-74) at Braves (72-65)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of Monday's (9/1) game*

Philadelphia Phillies:                  7
Atlanta Braves:                            0

* Combined No-Hitter by Four Pitchers

SP:   Cole Hamels

WP:   Cole Hamels (8-6)

No-Hitter Pitchers:

Cole Hamels
Jake Diekman
Ken Giles
Jonathan Papelbon


RBIs:

Ben Revere = 5 (20)
Jimmy Rollins = 1 (55)
Ryan Howard = 1 (87)

Runs Scored:

Domonic Brown = 1 (39)
Carlos Ruiz = 1 (38)
Cody Asche = 3 (36)
Cole Hamels = 1 (1)
Grady Sizemore = 1 (18)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 136: Phillies (62-73) at Mets (63-73)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of Sunday's (8/31) game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                5
New York Mets:                         6

SP:   A.J. Burnett

LP:   A.J. Burnett (7-15)


RBIs:

Ryan Howard = 2 (86)
Jimmy Rollins = 1 (54)
Domonic Brown = 1 (58)
Grady Sizemore = 1 (10)

Home Runs:

Ryan Howard = 1 (20)
Domonic Brown = 1 (8)

Runs Scored:

Jimmy Rollins = 2 (75)
Ryan Howard = 1 (59)
Domonic Brown = 1 (38)
Freddy Galvis = 1 (4)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 135: Phillies (61-73) at Mets (63-72)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of Saturday's (8/30) game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                7
New York Mets:                         2

SP:   Jerome Williams

WP:   Jerome Williams (3-0)


RBIs:

Marlon Byrd = 1 (78)
Ryan Howard = 3 (84)
Domonic Brown = 1 (57)
Carlos Ruiz = 1 (23)
Cody Asche = 1 (43)

Home Runs:

Marlon Byrd = 1 (25)

Runs Scored:

Ben Revere = 1 (60)
Jimmy Rollins = 2 (73)
Chase Utley 1 (67)
Ryan Howard = 1 (58)
Marlon Byrd = 1 (69)
Domonic Brown = 1 (37)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (9-3-14)

Hi everybody,

I may be on vacation in New Orleans but I still have time to post the Photo of the Week.  I took this picture while on a day trip to New Jersey a few months back to visit some friends.  We stopped at a pizza place to pick up a couple of pies and I saw a Chase Utley Fat Head hanging on the wall. Maybe I'll get a cool Fat Head of Chase someday.



Talk to you soon,
Little Chase