Friday, September 30, 2016

Phils Having Ceremony To Honor Ryan Howard On Sunday

Hi everybody,

Phils first baseman Ryan Howard is being honored in a pre-game ceremony before the last game of the season this Sunday (October 2nd)...which will likely be Howard's last game as a member of the Phillies.

Howard has played for the Phillies for his entire career and was one of the cornerstones of the 2007-2011 run of five straight NL East division titles, two National League championships (2008-2009) and the World Series title (2008).  Phils skipper Pete Mackanin says that he plans the play the Big Piece in all three of the remaining games of the season.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 159: Phillies (70-88) at Braves (65-92)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                   2
Atlanta Braves:                             5

SP:   Jeremy Hellickson

LP:   Jeanmar Gomez (3-5)


RBIs:

Odubel Herrera = 1 (49)
Aaron Altherr = 1 (22)

Runs Scored:

A.J. Ellis = 1 (3)
Jeremy Hellickson = 1 (3)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Throwback Thursday (9-29-16)

Hi everybody,

For the last several weeks I have been sharing photos from my trip to Arizona in October 2011.  This will be the last photo I share from Arizona for awhile so I thought I'd show you all another picture of the stunning views from this beautiful state.  I hope you have all enjoyed these pictures as much as I have enjoyed sharing them.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 158: Phillies (70-87) at Braves (64-92)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                   2
Atlanta Braves:                            12

SP:   Adam Morgan

LP:   Adam Morgan (2-11)


RBIs:*

Ryan Howard = 1 (57)

* An additional run scored due to a wild pitch in the 3rd inning

Runs Scored:

Odubel Herrera = 1 (87)
Aaron Altherr = 1 (22)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (9-28-16)

Hi everybody,

This week's photo is a pic of Chase and former Phils outfielder Jayson Werth.  By the look of Chase's reaction....something good has happened.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 157: Phillies (70-86) at Braves (63-92)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                   6
Atlanta Braves:                             7

SP:   Jerad Eickhoff

LP:   David Hernandez (3-4)


RBIs:*

Ryan Howard = 4 (56)
Cameron Rupp = 1 (53)

* An additional run scored due to a throwing error in the 2nd inning

Home Runs:

Ryan Howard = 1 (24)**

** Grand Slam in the 1st inning

Runs Scored:

Roman Quinn = 2 (10)
Odubel Herrera = 1 (86)
Maikel Franco = 2 (64)
Ryan Howard = 1 (34)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Monday, September 26, 2016

Game 156: Phillies (70-85) at Mets (82-73)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of yesterday's game:

 Philadelphia Phillies:               0
New York Mets:                        17

SP:   Jake Thompson

LP:   Jake Thompson (3-6)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 155: Phillies (69-85) at Mets (82-72)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Saturday, September 24th:

Philadelphia Phillies:              10
New York Mets:                        8

SP:   Alec Asher

WP:   Alec Asher (2-0)
SV:    Michael Mariot (2)


RBIs:

Maikel Franco = 3 (87)
Alec Asher = 2 (2)
Tommy Joseph = 2 (47)
Darin Ruf = 3 (8)

Home Runs:

Maikel Franco = 1 (25)
Darin Ruf = 1 (2)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (66)
Roman Quinn = 1 (8)
Odubel Herrera = 2 (85)
Maikel Franco = 2 (62)
Tommy Joseph = 2 (47)
Darin Ruf = 2 (7)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 154: Phillies (69-84) at Mets (81-72)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Friday, September 23rd:

Philadelphia Phillies:               5
New York Mets:                       10

SP:   Jeremy Hellickson

LP:   Jeremy Hellickson (12-10)


RBIs:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (38)
Roman Quinn = 1 (6)
Maikel Franco = 1 (84)
Darin Ruf = 2 (5)

Home Runs:

Maikel Franco = 1 (24)
Darin Ruf = 1 (1)

Runs Scored:

Maikel Franco = 1 (60)
Freddy Galvis = 1 (61)
Cody Asche = 2 (21)
Darin Ruf = 1 (5)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

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

Game 151: White Sox (72-78) at Phillies (67-83)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Chicago White Sox:                        6
Philadelphia Phillies:                     7

SP:   Jake Thompson

WP:   Jake Thompson (3-5)
SV:    Michael Mariot (1)


RBIs:*

Odubel Herrera = 3 (48)
Tommy Joseph = 1 (42)
Roman Quinn = 2 (4)

* An additional run scored due to a fielding error in the 3rd inning

Home Runs:

Odubel Herrera = 1 (15)

Runs Scored:

Roman Quinn = 2 (6)
Odubel Herrera = 2 (81)
Tommy Joseph = 1 (43)
Aaron Altherr = 1 (21)
Cody Asche = 1 (19)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Monday, September 19, 2016

Charleston Photo of the Month (September 2016)

Hi everybody,

Welcome to the newest feature of my blog....the Charleston Photo of the Month.  Since I've been to Charleston two times and my friends have been there four times, we have a lot of beautiful pictures of Charleston and the Lowcountry to share.  So I decided to add this new feature to the blog.  I hope you all enjoy seeing our pictures every month.

This month's picture is a shot of St. Michael's Episcopal Church in the Historical District.  The picture was taken last Thursday afternoon.  St. Michael's is just one of many Churches in Charleston and is why Charleston is known as the Holy City.



Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Gettysburg Photo of the Month (September 2016)

Hi everybody,

This month's Gettysburg photo is another picture of the monument dedicated to the 123rd New York Infantry Regiment.  This monument is located in the Culp's Hill area of the battlefield and the photo was taken in 2010.



Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 150: Marlins (73-75) at Phillies (67-82)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of yesterday's game:

Miami Marlins:                               5
Philadelphia Phillies:                   4

SP:   Alec Asher

LP:   Hector Neris (4-4)


RBIs:

Tommy Joseph = 1 (41)
Freddy Galvis = 2 (67)
Odubel Herrera = 1 (45)

Home Runs:

Odubel Herrera = 1 (14)
Freddy Galvis = 1 (20)

Runs Scored:

Roman Quinn = 1 (4)
Odubel Herrera = 2 (79)
Freddy Galvis = 1 (59)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 149: Marlins (73-74) at Phillies (66-82)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Saturday, September 17th:

Miami Marlins:                               0
Philadelphia Phillies:                   8

SP:   Jeremy Hellickson

WP:   Jeremy Hellickson (12-9)


RBIs:

Odubel Herrera = 1 (44)
Maikel Franco = 2 (77)
A.J. Ellis = 3 (8)
Tommy Joseph = 2 (40)

Home Runs:

Tommy Joseph = 1 (20)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (60)
Roman Quinn = 1 (3)
Odubel Herrera = 2 (77)
Tommy Joseph = 2 (42)
Maikel Franco = 1 (57)
Freddy Galvis = 1 (58)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 148: Marlins (73-73) at Phillies (65-82)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Friday, September 16th:*

Miami Marlins:                               3
Philadelphia Phillies:                   4

* Extra Innings (Game ended in the 13th)

SP:   Adam Morgan

WP:   Frank Herrmann (1-2)


RBIs:

Ryan Howard = 1 (51)
Odubel Herrera = 1 (43)
Aaron Altherr = 1 (21)
Jimmy Paredes = 1 (16)

Home Runs:

Ryan Howard = 1 (22)

Runs Scored:

Ryan Howard = 1 (32)
Peter Bourjos = 1 (40)
Cameron Rupp = 1 (35)
Odubel Herrera = 1 (75)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 147: Pirates (70-74) at Phillies (65-81)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Thursday, September 15th:

Pittsburgh Pirates:                          15
Philadelphia Phillies:                       2

SP:   Jerad Eickhoff

LP:   Jerad Eickhoff (10-14)


RBIs:

Freddy Galvis = 1 (65)
Aaron Altherr = 1 (20)

Runs Scored:

Tommy Joseph = 1 (40)
Odubel Herrera = 1 (74)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 146: Pirates (70-73) at Phillies (64-81)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Wednesday, September 14th:

Pittsburgh Pirates:                           2
Philadelphia Phillies:                       6

SP:   Jake Thompson

WP:   Jake Thompson (2-5)
SV:    Jeanmar Gomez (37)


RBIs:*

Freddy Galvis = 2 (64)
Cameron Rupp = 1 (49)
Maikel Franco = 1 (75)
Tommy Joseph = 1 (38)

* An additional run scored due to a fielding error in the 3rd inning

Home Runs:

Freddy Galvis = 1 (19)
Tommy Joseph = 1 (19)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (59)
Maikel Franco = 1 (56)
Tommy Joseph = 3 (39)
Freddy Galvis = 1 (57)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 145: Pirates (69-73) at Phillies (64-80)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Tuesday, September 13th:

Pittsburgh Pirates:                           5
Philadelphia Phillies:                       3

SP:   Alec Asher

LP:   Jeanmar Gomez (3-4)


RBIs:*

Ryan Howard = 1 (50)
Freddy Galvis = 1 (62)

* An additional run scored due to a fielding error in the 4th inning

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (58)
Roman Quinn = 2 (2)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 144: Pirates (69-72) at Phillies (63-80)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Monday, September 12th:

Pittsburgh Pirates:                           2
Philadelphia Phillies:                       6

SP:   Jeremy Hellickson

WP:   Jeremy Hellickson (11-9)


RBIs:*

Freddy Galvis = 1 (61)
Cody Asche = 1 (18)
Roman Quinn = 2 (2)
Maikel Franco = 1 (74)

* An additional run scored due to a fielding error in the 6th inning

Home Runs:

Freddy Galvis = 1 (18)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 2 (57)
Freddy Galvis = 1 (56)
Odubel Herrera = 1 (73)
Cody Asche = 1 (18)
Jeremy Hellickson = 1 (2)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 143: Phillies (63-79) at Nationals (84-58)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Sunday, September 11th:

Philadelphia Phillies:                      2
Washington Nationals:                    3

SP:   Adam Morgan

LP:   Adam Morgan (2-10)


RBIs:

Tommy Joseph = 1 (37)
Freddy Galvis = 1 (60)

Home Runs:

Tommy Joseph = 1 (18)
Freddy Galvis = 1 (17)

Runs Scored:

Tommy Joseph = 1 (36)
Freddy Galvis = 1 (55)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 142: Phillies (63-78) at Nationals (83-58)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Saturday, September 10th:

Philadelphia Phillies:                      0
Washington Nationals:                    3

SP:   Jerad Eickhoff

LP:   Luis Garcia (1-1)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Back from my Charleston Vacation

Hi everybody,

I'm back from my vacation to Charleston, South Carolina.  I hope you have all been following my vacay adventures on Twitter but if not....I will share pictures on the blog in the future.

I actually returned home on Friday night but have been resting all weekend so I apologize for the lack of posts these last 10 days.  I will be catching up on Phillies game posts as well as some other fun posts as soon as possible.

Hanging out in front of the King Charles Inn in Historic Downtown Charleston


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Throwback Thursday (9-15-16)

Hi everybody,

Even though I am on vacation this week....I always have a few minutes to post a Throwback Thursday photo.  I'm once again sharing a pic from my trip to Arizona in October 2011.  Hope you all enjoy it.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (9-14-16)

Hi everybody,

Even while on vacation I still must post the weekly Chase Utley photo. This week's pic is a shot of Chase and Roy Halladay.  Halliday has said that Chase is his favorite ballplayer and I would never disagree with Doc...so he's my favorite as well.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Vacation Time in Charleston

Hi everybody,

I'm off to Charleston, South Carolina for vacation.  I may not be able to post much while away but you can follow all of my vacay adventures on Twitter. Just click the link at the bottom of my page to get to my Twitter page.  If I am unable to post any Phillies game updates....I shall do so when I get back.

I am not traveling to Charleston this way.....

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Friday, September 9, 2016

Game 141: Phillies (63-77) at Nationals (82-58)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of tonight's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                      4
Washington Nationals:                    5

SP:   Jake Thompson

LP:   Frank Herrmann (0-2)


RBIs:

Freddy Galvis = 1 (59)
Cameron Rupp = 3 (48)

Home Runs:

Cameron Rupp = 1 (15)

Runs Scored:

Odubel Herrera = 1 (72)
Aaron Altherr = 1 (20)
Andres Blanco = 1 (25)
Cameron Rupp = 1 (34)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 140: Phillies (62-77) at Nationals (82-57)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                      4
Washington Nationals:                    1

SP:   Alec Asher

WP:   Alec Asher (1-0)
SV:    Jeanmar Gomez (36)


RBIs:

Peter Bourjos = 1 (23)
Ryan Howard = 3 (49)

Home Runs:

Peter Bourjos = 1 (5)
Ryan Howard = 1 (21)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (55)
Andres Blanco = 1 (24)
Ryan Howard = 1 (31)
Peter Bourjos = 1 (39)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Throwback Thursday (9-8-16)

Hi everybody,

This week's Throwback Thursday moment is once again from my trip to Arizona in October 2011.  I was just about to go enjoy a couple pizza pies but got momentarily distracted by the rising moon and beautiful view.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 139: Phillies (62-76) at Marlins (68-71)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                   0
Miami Marlins:                              6

SP:   Jeremy Hellickson

LP:   Jeremy Hellickson (10-9)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (9-7-16)

Hi everybody,

This week's photo is a picture of Chase with Shane Victorino after the Flyin' Hawaiian signed with the Boston Red Sox for the 2013 season. Shane sure looks happy to see Chase.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Ryan Howard Named Phillies 2016 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.  This is the second straight year that Howard has been named the Phillies nominee.  Congrats again, Big Man!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 138: Phillies (61-76) at Marlins (68-70)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                   4
Miami Marlins:                              3

SP:   Adam Morgan

WP:   Adam Morgan (2-9)
SV:    Jeanmar Gomez (35)


RBIs:

Tommy Joseph = 2 (36)
Freddy Galvis = 2 (58)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (54)
Odubel Herrera = 3 (71)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Andres Blanco Returns from the DL

Hi everybody,

Phillies utility infielder Andres Blanco was activated from the DL (Disabled List) before the Phils game on Friday (September 2nd) against the Atlanta Braves.  Blanco has been on the DL since July 24th (Andres Blanco Placed on DL) with a broken left index finger.  Welcome back, Blanco!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Vincent Velasquez Done for the Season

Hi everybody,

Phillies starting pitcher Vincent Velasquez season has come to an end after pitching on Saturday (September 3rd) against the Atlanta Braves.  Velasquez isn't injured but the Phils have decided to shut him down so he will be ready for next season.  Velasquez ends the 2016 season with a 4.12 ERA (Earned Run Average)...starting 24 games and throwing 131 innings.  He also struck out 152 batters this season with an 8-6 record.  Alec Asher is expected to take Velasquez's place in the rotation for the rest of the season.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 137: Phillies (60-76) at Marlins (68-69)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of yesterday's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                   6
Miami Marlins:                              2

SP:   Jerad Eickhoff

WP:   Jerad Eickhoff (10-13)


RBIs:

Freddy Galvis = 2 (56)
Cesar Hernandez = 1 (36)
Peter Bourjos = 1 (22)
Jimmy Paredes = 2 (15)

Home Runs:

Freddy Galvis = 1 (16)

Runs Scored:

Aaron Altherr = 2 (19)
Freddy Galvis = 2 (54)
Peter Bourjos = 2 (38)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Monday, September 5, 2016

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

Game 136: Braves (53-83) at Phillies (60-75)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of yesterday's game:

Atlanta Braves:                            2
Philadelphia Phillies:                  0

SP:   Jake Thompson

LP:   Jake Thompson (1-5)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Game 135: Braves (52-83) at Phillies (60-74)

Hi everybody,

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

Atlanta Braves:                            6
Philadelphia Phillies:                  4

* Extra Innings (Game ended in the 10th)

SP:   Vincent Velasquez

LP:   Edubray Ramos (1-2)


RBIs:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (35)
Cameron Rupp = 2 (45)
Maikel Franco = 1 (73)

Home Runs:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (6)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (53)
Aaron Altherr = 2 (17)
Maikel Franco = 1 (55)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Friday, September 2, 2016

Game 134: Braves (51-83) at Phillies (60-73)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of tonight's game:

Atlanta Braves:                            8
Philadelphia Phillies:                  4

SP:   Jeremy Hellickson

LP:   Jeanmar Gomez (3-3)


RBIs:

Ryan Howard = 1 (46)
A.J. Ellis = 3 (5)

Home Runs:

A.J. Ellis = 1 (1)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (52)
Darin Ruf = 1 (4)
Freddy Galvis = 1 (52)
A.J. Ellis = 1 (2)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase