Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Game 157: Mets (89-67) at Phillies (59-97)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

New York Mets:                         3
Philadelphia Phillies:                4

SP:   David Buchanan

WP:   Adam Loewen (1-0)
SV:    Ken Giles (14)


RBIs:

Darin Ruf = 3 (35)
Aaron Altherr = 1 (18)

Home Runs:

Darin Ruf = 1 (11)

Runs Scored:

Freddy Galvis = 1 (59)
Odubel Herrera = 1 (61)
Aaron Altherr = 1 (22)
Darin Ruf = 1 (28)


If the Phils can win three of their last five games...they can avoid a 100 loss season.  I hope they can do it.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins Update

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to congratulate former Phils Chase Utley (who is still my hero) and Jimmy Rollins for winning the NL West Division Title with the Los Angeles Dodgers last night.  I wish both of them well in the playoffs.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Maikel Franco Likely to Return this Weekend for Final Phillies Series of the 2015 Season

Hi everybody,

I may have been a tad hasty last month by providing Phils third baseman Maikel Franco's final stats for the 2015 season (Maikel Franco Placed on DL and Likely Done for the Season) as he is expected to play in the Phils final series of the season against the Miami Marlins.  If Franco does in fact play...I welcome him back.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (9-30-15)

Hi everybody,

This week's photo is a picture of Chase at the mound with Phils starting pitcher Cliff Lee.  Lee (who has been injured all season) has likely played his last game as a Phillie so figured I would show a pic of him with Chase.  I hope you all enjoy it.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

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....and maybe a couple donuts!!


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Monday, September 28, 2015

Game 156: Phillies (58-97) at Nationals (79-75)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of yesterday's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                    12
Washington Nationals:                  5

SP:   Aaron Harang

WP:   Dalier Hinojosa (2-0)


RBIs:*

Aaron Altherr = 1 (17)
Darin Ruf = 1 (32)
Jeff Francoeur = 2 (45)
Andres Blanco = 3 (23)
Cameron Rupp = 2 (28)
Freddy Galvis = 2 (46)

* Additional run scores in the 9th due to a fielding error on a ball hit by Asche

Home Runs:

Jeff Francoeur = 1 (13)
Andres Blanco = 1 (6)

Runs Scored:

Freddy Galvis = 2 (58)
Andres Blanco = 1 (29)
Aaron Altherr = 2 (21)
Darin Ruf = 1 (27)
Jeff Francoeur = 1 (33)
Odubel Herrera = 1 (60)
Cody Asche = 1 (40)
Cameron Rupp = 1 (22)
Aaron Harang = 1 (4)
Brian Bogusevic = 1 (8)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Game 155: Phillies (58-96) at Nationals (78-75)

Hi everybody,

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

Philadelphia Phillies:                     1
Washington Nationals:                  2

* Extra Innings (game ended in the 12th)

SP:   Aaron Nola

LP:   Colton Murray (0-1)


RBIs:

Brian Bogusevic = 1 (4)

Runs Scored:

Darin Ruf = 1 (26)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Game 154: Phillies (57-96) at Nationals (78-74)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                     8
Washington Nationals:                  2

SP:   Jerad Eickhoff

WP:   Jerad Eickhoff (2-3)


RBIs:

Aaron Altherr = 5 (16)
Darin Ruf = 1 (31)
Cody Asche = 2 (35)

Home Runs:

Aaron Altherr = 2 (5)*
Darin Ruf = 1 (10)
Cody Asche = 1 (12)

* The first Home Run was an inside-the-park Grand Slam in the 3rd

Runs Scored:

Aaron Altherr = 2 (19)
Darin Ruf = 2 (25)
Cody Asche = 1 (39)
Brian Bogusevic = 1 (7)
Cameron Rupp = 1 (21)
Jerad Eickhoff = 1 (1)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Friday, September 25, 2015

Game 153: Phillies (57-95) at Marlins (65-87)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                   0
Miami Marlins:                              1

SP:   Alec Asher

LP:   Alec Asher (0-5)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Game 152: Phillies (57-94) at Marlins (64-87)

Hi everybody,

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

Philadelphia Phillies:                   3
Miami Marlins:                              4

* Extra Innings (Game ended in the 11th)

SP:   David Buchanan

LP:   Jerome Williams (4-12)


RBIs:**

Freddy Galvis = 1 (44)

** Two additional runs scored during a double play ball hit by Ruiz & an error

Runs Scored:

Darin Ruf = 1 (23)
Erik Kratz = 1 (3)
Brian Bogusevic = 1 (6)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Game 151: Phillies (56-94) at Marlins (64-86)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                   6
Miami Marlins:                              2

SP:   Aaron Harang

WP:   Aaron Harang (6-15)


RBIs:*

Freddy Galvis = 2 (43)
Cody Asche = 2 (33)
Darin Ruf = 1 (30)

* An additional run scored due to an error

Home Runs:

Cody Asche = 2 (11)
Darin Ruf = 1 (9)

Runs Scored:

Aaron Altherr = 1 (17)
Darin Ruf = 1 (22)
Andres Blanco = 1 (28)
Cody Asche = 3 (38)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Gettysburg Photo of the Month (September 2015)

Hi everybody,

This month's photo is an picture taken near the Wheatfield of the monument to the Fifth Michigan Infantry Regiment.  Hope you all enjoy it.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Pete Mackanin Named Phillies Manager for 2016 Season

Hi everybody,

Phillies interim manager Pete Mackanin has been named the Phils skipper for the 2016 season with an option for the 2017 season. Mackanin has a record of 30-46 since taking over for Ryne Sandberg on June 26th but since the All-Star break the record has been 27-32.  Mackanin is popular with the young players and the team has played with more energy since he has taken the reigns. I want to congratulate Pete Mackanin and wish him the best of luck for the remainder of this year and the 2016 season.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (9-23-15)

Hi everybody,

This week's photo is a shot of Chase getting called out on the base pads.  He doesn't look too happy.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Monday, September 21, 2015

Game 150: Phillies (56-93) at Braves (59-90)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of yesterday's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                   1
Atlanta Braves:                             2

SP:   Aaron Nola

LP:   Luis Garcia (3-6)


RBIs:

Andres Blanco = 1 (20)

Runs Scored:

Aaron Altherr = 1 (16)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Game 149: Phillies (56-92) at Braves (58-90)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                   1
Atlanta Braves:                             2

SP:   Jerad Eickhoff

LP:   Jerome Williams (4-11)


Runs Scored:*

Brian Bogusevic = 1 (5)

* Run scores during a Double Play ball hit by Asche in the 2nd


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Game 148: Phillies (56-91) at Braves (57-90)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                   1
Atlanta Braves:                             2

SP:   Adam Morgan

LP:   Adam Morgan (5-7)


RBIs:

Cameron Rupp = 1 (26)

Home Runs:

Cameron Rupp = 1 (9)

Runs Scored:

Cameron Rupp = 1 (20)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Game 147: Nationals (74-70) at Phillies (56-90)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Washington Nationals:                   12
Philadelphia Phillies:                      2

SP:   Alec Asher

LP:   Alec Asher (0-4)


RBIs:

Darin Ruf = 2 (29)

Home Runs:

Darin Ruf = 1 (8)

Runs Scored:

Andres Blanco = 1 (27)
Darin Ruf = 1 (21)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Game 146: Nationals (73-70) at Phillies (56-89)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Washington Nationals:                    4
Philadelphia Phillies:                      0

SP:   David Buchanan

LP:   David Buchanan (2-9)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (9-16-15)

Hi everybody,

This week's photo is just a pic of Chase trying to get an out at 2nd base. Hope he got him.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Ryan Howard Named Phillies 2015 Nominee for Roberto Clemente Award

Hi everybody,

Just wanted to congratulate Ryan Howard 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, Big Man!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Cesar Hernandez Done for the Season After Thumb Injury

Hi everybody,

After dislocating his left thumb during Sunday afternoon's (September 13th) game against the Chicago Cubs, the Phillies announced yesterday that 2nd baseman Cesar Hernandez was placed on the DL (Disabled List).  They also announced that Hernandez needed surgery to repair ligament damage to his thumb and was finished for the season.

Here are Hernandez's final stats for the 2015 season (127 games played):

Batting Average:   .272 (110 for 405)
OPS:   .687
RBIs:   35
Runs Scored:   57
Home Runs:   1
Singles:   85
Doubles:   20
Triples:   4
Stolen Bases:   19
Walks:   40
Strike Outs:   86

Triple A infielder Chase d'Arnaud is being brought up from Lehigh Valley to take Hernandez's place on the Phils roster although Andres Blanco and Darnell Sweeney are expected to play the majority of the remaining games at 2nd base.

I wish Hernandez a speedy recovery.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 145: Nationals (72-70) at Phillies (56-88)

Hi everybody,

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

Washington Nationals:                    8
Philadelphia Phillies:                      7

* Extra Innings (Game ended in the 11th)

SP:   Aaron Nola

LP:   Luis Garcia (3-5)


RBIs:

Ryan Howard = 1 (77)
Freddy Galvis = 2 (41)
Darnell Sweeney = 1 (10)
Cody Asche = 3 (31)

Home Runs:

Ryan Howard = 1 (23)
Cody Asche = 1 (9)
Freddy Galvis = 1 (7)

Runs Scored:

Freddy Galvis = 1 (56)
Brian Bogusevic = 1 (4)
Aaron Altherr = 1 (15)
Ryan Howard = 1 (53)
Darnell Sweeney = 1 (9)
Cody Asche = 1 (35)
Cameron Rupp = 1 (19)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Monday, September 14, 2015

Game 144: Cubs (82-59) at Phillies (55-88)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of yesterday's game:

Chicago Cubs:                               4
Philadelphia Phillies:                    7

SP:   Aaron Harang

WP:   Dalier Hinojosa (1-0)
SV:    Ken Giles (13)


RBIs:*

Ryan Howard = 3 (76)
Cameron Rupp = 1 (25)
Freddy Galvis = 2 (39)

* An additional run scored due to a wild pitch in the 7th inning

Home Runs:

Ryan Howard = 1 (22)

Runs Scored:

Andres Blanco = 1 (26)
Freddy Galvis = 1 (55)
Odubel Herrera = 1 (59)
Ryan Howard = 1 (52)
Aaron Altherr = 2 (14)
Darin Ruf = 1 (20)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Game 143: Cubs (82-58) at Phillies (54-88)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Chicago Cubs:                               5
Philadelphia Phillies:                    7

SP:   Jerad Eickhoff

WP:   Ken Giles (6-2)


RBIs:

Ryan Howard = 1 (73)
Darnell Sweeney = 1 (9)
Cesar Hernandez = 3 (35)
Cody Asche = 2 (28)

Home Runs:

Cody Asche = 1 (8)*

* Walk-Off Win

Runs Scored:

Aaron Altherr = 1 (12)
Andres Blanco = 1 (25)
Ryan Howard = 1 (51)
Brian Bogusevic = 1 (3)
Erik Kratz = 1 (2)
Darnell Sweeney = 1 (8)
Cody Asche = 1 (34)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Game 142: Cubs (81-58) at Phillies (54-87)

Hi everybody,

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

Chicago Cubs:                               7
Philadelphia Phillies:                    3

* Game 2 of Double Header

SP:   Alec Asher

LP:   Alec Asher (0-3)


RBIs:

Andres Blanco = 1 (19)
Cody Asche = 1 (26)
Brian Bogusevic = 1 (3)

Runs Scored:

Odubel Herrera = 1 (58)
Ryan Howard = 1 (50)
Brian Bogusevic = 1 (2)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Friday, September 11, 2015

Game 141: Cubs (80-58) at Phillies (54-86)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of today's game:*

Chicago Cubs:                               5
Philadelphia Phillies:                    1

* Game 1 of Double Header

SP:   Adam Morgan

LP:   Adam Morgan (5-6)


RBIs:

Aaron Altherr = 1 (11)

Home Runs:

Aaron Altherr = 1 (3)

Runs Scored:

Aaron Altherr = 1 (11)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Ruben Amaro Jr No Longer Phillies General Manager

Hi everybody,

Ruben Amaro Jr. was fired from his position as Phillies General Manager yesterday afternoon.  RAJ has been the Phillies GM since the start of the 2009 season as he has led the Phils to three straight NL East Titles (2009-2011) and one NL Pennant (2009).  He has also failed to make the postseason the past four seasons.  The Phils are expected to announce their new GM by the end of October.

I am glad that RAJ is finally gone as he has made some questionable decisions the last few seasons...including trading Hunter Pence to the Giants for nothing in 2012 and sending my hero Chase Utley to the Dodgers last month.  I also have to give him credit where it is due for the Four Aces (Halliday, Lee, Oswalt and Hamels) as well as getting Pence in 2011.

Pick a winner...

I wish RAJ well in his future endeavors but I think it's time to celebrate.

Party time....woohooo!!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

9-11-2001



Thursday, September 10, 2015

Phils Eliminated From Post-Season Play

So 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 fourth 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 have all known since practically the beginning of the season that this was going to happen, it still stinks.

Not anymore...

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 140: Braves (55-84) at Phillies (54-85)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Atlanta Braves:                            8
Philadelphia Phillies:                  1

SP:   David Buchanan

LP:   David Buchanan (2-8)


RBIs:

Cody Asche = 1 (25)

Runs Scored:

Darnell Sweeney = 1 (7)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Game 139: Braves (55-83) at Phillies (53-85)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Atlanta Braves:                            0
Philadelphia Phillies:                  5

SP:   Aaron Nola

WP:   Aaron Nola (6-2)
SV:    Ken Giles (12)


RBIs:*

Brian Bogusevic = 1 (2)
Odubel Herrera = 3 (40)

* An addition run scored during a double play ball hit by Altherr in the 4th

Home Runs:

Odubel Herrera = 1 (8)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 2 (57)
Odubel Herrera = 1 (57)
Andres Blanco = 1 (24)
Jeff Francoeur = 1 (32)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (9-9-15)

Hi everybody,

This week's photo is a cool picture of Chase looking very serious.  What a great shot!


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Game 138: Braves (54-83) at Phillies (53-84)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Atlanta Braves:                            7
Philadelphia Phillies:                  2

SP:   Aaron Harang

LP:   Aaron Harang (5-15)


RBIs:

Aaron Altherr = 1 (10)
Brian Bogusevic = 1 (1)

Home Runs:

Brian Bogusevic = 1 (1)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (55)
Brian Bogusevic = 1 (1)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Monday, September 7, 2015

Game 137: Phillies (53-83) at Red Sox (63-72)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of yesterday's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                 2
Boston Red Sox:                        6

SP:   Jerad Eickhoff

LP:   Jerad Eickhoff (1-3)


RBIs:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (32)
Odubel Herrera = 1 (37)

Runs Scored:

Freddy Galvis = 2 (54)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Chase Utley Dodgers Update

Hi everybody,

I promised you all some pictures of Chase in his Los Angeles Dodgers uniform so I present them to you without comment.  It's still too painful for me.





Chase and Jimmy together again

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Welcome Back Erik Kratz

Hi everybody,

A few days ago an old friend returned to the Phillies as Erik Kratz was brought up from Triple A.  Kratz has bounced around the league since being traded from the Phils following the 2013 season and recently returned to the Phils organization.  Welcome back, Turkey Bacon!


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Domonic Brown Has Concussion and is Likely Done for the Season

Hi everybody,

Phillies outtfielder Domonic Brown suffered a concussion on September 2nd and is likely out for the rest of the season.  His time in Philly may also be up as he will probably not return to the Phillies next season.

Dom suffered the injury when he tumbled over the outfield wall during the game against the New York Mets.  I wish Dom a speedy recovery and if he has played his last game as a Phillie...good luck in the future.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Happy Labor Day

Hi everybody,

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Labor Day!  I hope you all have a fun and safe day!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Game 136: Phillies (53-82) at Red Sox (62-72)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of yesterday's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                 2
Boston Red Sox:                        9

SP:   Alec Asher

LP:   Alec Asher (0-2)


RBIs:

Carlos Ruiz = 2 (22)

Runs Scored:

Jeff Francoeur = 1 (31)
Darnell Sweeney = 1 (6)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Game 135: Phillies (53-81) at Red Sox (61-72)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                 5
Boston Red Sox:                        7

SP:   Adam Morgan

LP:   Adam Morgan (5-5)


RBIs:

Darnell Sweeney = 1 (8)
Darin Ruf = 1 (27)
Odubel Herrera = 2 (36)
Aaron Altherr = 1 (9)

Home Runs:

Odubel Herrera = 1 (7)

Runs Scored:

Odubel Herrera = 1 (56)
Cesar Hernandez = 2 (54)
Aaron Altherr = 1 (10)
Freddy Galvis = 1 (52)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase