Friday, June 23, 2017

Gettysburg Photo of the Month (June 2017)

Hi everybody,

This month's photo was taken during my recent trip to Gettysburg in April.  This shot was taken in the rear on the Union lines near Cemetery Ridge and is a picture of the monument to the 77th New York Infantry Regiment.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 71: Cardinals (33-37) at Phillies (22-48)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of yesterday's game:

St. Louis Cardinals:                         1
Philadelphia Phillies:                      5

SP:   Aaron Nola

WP:   Aaron Nola (4-5)


RBIs:*

Freddy Galvis = 1 (29)
Tommy Joseph = 3 (35)

* An additional run scored in the 5th inning due to a throwing error

Home Runs:

Freddy Galvis = 1 (7)
Tommy Joseph = 1 (11)

Runs Scored:

Freddy Galvis = 1 (24)
Odubel Herrera = 1 (30)
Maikel Franco = 1 (23)
Tommy Joseph = 1 (27)
Andres Blanco = 1 (4)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Throwback Thursday (6-22-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's Throwback Thursday moment is just a shot of me watching a Phillies game from a couple seasons ago.  I wonder if the Phils won...


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 70: Cardinals (32-37) at Phillies (22-47)

Hi everybody,

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

St. Louis Cardinals:                         7
Philadelphia Phillies:                      6

* Extra Innings (Game ended in the 10th)

SP:   Nick Pivetta

LP:   Edubray Ramos (0-6)


RBIs:**

Maikel Franco = 1 (36)
Odubel Herrera = 2 (27)
Aaron Altherr = 1 (38)
Cameron Perkins = 1 (1)

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

Runs Scored:

Howie Kendrick = 1 (14)
Aaron Altherr = 1 (33)
Maikel Franco = 1 (22)
Andrew Knapp = 2 (13)
Nick Pivetta = 1 (2)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (6-21-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's gif is from the time that Chase visited the Ellen DeGeneres Show in December 2014 to bring gifts from the Phillies to a young woman named Julie Kramer who is battling cancer.  Ms. Kramer is a huge Phillies and Chase Utley fan and she was very excited to see her favorite ballplayer.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Jeanmar Gomez Designated for Assignment

Hi everybody,

The Phillies DFA (Designated for Assignment) relief pitcher Jeanmar Gomez yesterday (June 20th) and brought up Triple A pitcher Hoby Milner to replace him in the bullpen.  The Phils will have seven days to try to trade Gomez and if they don't he will be released.

Gomez has pitched poorly since before losing the job as the closer at the end of last season.  He has had an ERA (Earn Run Average) of 9.64 since August 14, 2016.  I wish him all the best in his future endeavors.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Michael Saunders Designated for Assignment

Hi everybody,

The Phillies DFA (Designated for Assignment) outfielder Michael Saunders yesterday (June 20th) and brought up outfielder Cameron Perkins from Triple A to replace him.  The Phils will have seven days to try to trade Saunders and if they don't he will be released.

Saunders never caught fire with the Phils and only had a .205 batting average with 6 home runs and 20 RBIs.  I wish him all the best in his future endeavors.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Jerad Eickhoff Placed on the DL

Hi everybody,

Phillies starting pitcher Jerad Eickhoff was placed on the 10-day DL (Disabled List) yesterday (June 20th) with a strained upper back.  It is unknown how long Eickhoff will be on the DL or who will replace him in the starting rotation.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 69: Cardinals (31-37) at Phillies (22-46)

Hi everybody,

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

St. Louis Cardinals:                         8
Philadelphia Phillies:                      1

* Extra Innings (Game ended in the 11th)

SP:   Jeremy Hellickson

LP:   Edubray Ramos (0-5)


RBIs:

Maikel Franco = 1 (35)

Runs Scored:

Howie Kendrick = 1 (13)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Monday, June 19, 2017

Game 68: Diamondbacks (43-26) at Phillies (22-45)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of yesterday's game:*

Arizona Diamondbacks:               5
Philadelphia Phillies:                   4

* Extra Innings (Game ended in the 10th)

SP:   Ben Lively

LP:   Jeanmar Gomez (3-2)


RBIs:**

Aaron Altherr = 1 (37)
Maikel Franco = 1 (34)
Ty Kelly = 1 (4)

** An additional run scored in the 3rd inning during a double play

Home Runs:

Aaron Altherr = 1 (12)
Maikel Franco = 1 (8)

Runs Scored:

Odubel Herrera = 1 (29)
Aaron Altherr = 1 (32)
Maikel Franco = 1 (21)
Cameron Rupp = 1 (15)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 67: Diamondbacks (42-26) at Phillies (22-44)

Hi everybody,

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

Arizona Diamondbacks:               5
Philadelphia Phillies:                   1

SP:   Jerad Eickhoff

LP:   Edubray Ramos (0-4)


RBIs:

Andrew Knapp = 1 (9)

Runs Scored:

Maikel Franco = 1 (20)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 66: Diamondbacks (41-26) at Phillies (22-43)

Hi everybody,

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

Arizona Diamondbacks:               5
Philadelphia Phillies:                   4

SP:   Aaron Nola

LP:   Aaron Nola (3-5)


RBIs:

Howie Kendrick = 1 (12)
Cameron Rupp = 1 (14)
Maikel Franco = 2 (33)

Home Runs:

Cameron Rupp = 1 (5)

Runs Scored:

Odubel Herrera = 2 (28)
Aaron Altherr = 1 (31)
Cameron Rupp = 1 (14)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to wish all the Dads out there a very Happy Father's Day.  I hope you all have a great day!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Friday, June 16, 2017

Game 65: Red Sox (37-28) at Phillies (21-43)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Boston Red Sox:                           0
Philadelphia Phillies:                    1

SP:   Nick Pivetta

WP:   Pat Neshek (2-1)
SV:    Hector Neris (6)


RBIs:

Ty Kelley = 1 (3)

Runs Scored:

Andrew Knapp = 1 (11)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Throwback Thursday (6-15-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's Throwback Thursday moment is a pic from my "World Famous" bar LC's Saloon.  Here I am serving a beer while my good friend Secret Squirrel is having a drink and a smoke.  I think he even took the hula girl out on a date later that night.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

2017 MLB Draft Results

Hi everybody,

The 2017 MLB Draft concluded yesterday and the Phillies selected 40 new players that will be added to the farm system.  Hopefully some of these prospects will work out and be playing in Citizens Bank Park someday.

Here is a link to all the players chosen by the Phils during the draft:

https://www.mlb.com/draft/tracker/phillies

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 64: Red Sox (36-28) at Phillies (21-42)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Boston Red Sox:                           7
Philadelphia Phillies:                    3

SP:   Jeremy Hellickson

LP:   Jeremy Hellickson (5-5)


RBIs:

Howie Kendrick = 1 (11)
Aaron Altherr = 2 (36)

Home Runs:

Aaron Altherr = 1 (11)

Runs Scored:

Howie Kendrick = 1 (12)
Aaron Altherr = 1 (30)
Freddy Galvis = 1 (23)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

United States Army Birthday

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to wish the United States Army a Happy 242st Birthday.  The U.S. Army was founded on June 14th, 1775 by the Continental Congress to protect the Thirteen Colonies from the British.  The U.S. Army is even older than the country since the Thirteen Colonies did not declare their independence from Great Britain until July 4th, 1776.  To all the soldiers serving in the Army (and all other branches)....thank you for your service!


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Happy Flag Day

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Flag Day!


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (6-14-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's gif is Chase smiling toward the Phillies dugout after hitting a double.  This was one of Chase's last games as a Phillies and I still miss seeing him.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 63: Phillies (21-41) at Red Sox (35-28)

Hi everybody,

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

Philadelphia Phillies:                 3
Boston Red Sox:                        4

* Extra Innings (Game ended in the 12th)

SP:   Ben Lively

LP:   Luis Garcia (1-1)


RBIs:

Aaron Altherr = 2 (34)
Michael Saunders = 1 (20)

Home Runs:

Aaron Altherr = 1 (10)

Runs Scored:

Odubel Herrera = 1 (26)
Aaron Altherr = 1 (29)
Tommy Joseph = 1 (26)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Game 62: Phillies (21-40) at Red Sox (34-28)

Hi everybody,

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

Philadelphia Phillies:                 5
Boston Red Sox:                        6

* Extra Innings (Game ended in the 11th)

SP:   Jerad Eickhoff

LP:   Casey Fien (0-1)


RBIs:

Tommy Joseph = 2 (32)
Andres Blanco = 1 (5)
Maikel Franco = 1 (31)
Howie Kendrick = 1 (10)

Runs Scored:

Daniel Nava = 1 (13)
Aaron Altherr = 1 (28)
Howie Kendrick = 1 (11)
Tommy Joseph = 1 (25)
Andres Blanco = 1 (3)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Monday, June 12, 2017

2017 MLB Draft

Hi everybody,

Just wanted to let you all know that the 2017 MLB Draft starts tonight and concludes on Wednesday (June 14th).  The Phillies first pick in the draft is number 8 followed by the 45th pick.  Hopefully the Phils will choose wisely and get some players that will someday be huge talents because they still have a lot of work to do to become a playoff contender again.

Here is a link to the complete draft order:

2017 MLB Draft Order

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Cesar Hernandez Placed on the DL

Hi everybody,

Phillies starting second baseman Cesar Hernandez was placed on the DL (Disabled List) with a strained left abdomen before yesterday's game (June 11th) against the St. Louis Cardinals.  It is unknown how long Hernandez will be out but Howie Kendrick had a similar injury to Cesar earlier this season and was on the DL for six weeks.  Hernandez says that he will not be out for that long.

Kendrick played second base in yesterday's game and it is not known if he will be the primary second baseman until Hernandez returns.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 61: Phillies (21-39) at Cardinals (28-32)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of yesterday's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                      5
St. Louis Cardinals:                         6

SP:   Aaron Nola

LP:   Aaron Nola (3-4)


RBIs:

Tommy Joseph = 1 (30)
Odubel Herrera = 2 (25)
Daniel Nava = 1 (10)
Howie Kendrick = 1 (9)

Home Runs:

Daniel Nava = 1 (3)

Runs Scored:

Odubel Herrera = 1 (25)
Daniel Nava = 1 (12)
Andrew Knapp = 2 (10)
Freddy Galvis = 1 (22)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 60: Phillies (21-38) at Cardinals (27-32)

Hi everybody,

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

Philadelphia Phillies:                      0
St. Louis Cardinals:                         7

SP:   Nick Pivetta

LP:   Nick Pivetta (1-3)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 59: Phillies (21-37) at Cardinals (26-32)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Friday, June 9th:

Philadelphia Phillies:                      2
St. Louis Cardinals:                         3

SP:   Jeremy Hellickson

LP:   Jeremy Hellickson (5-4)


RBIs:

Tommy Joseph = 1 (29)
Aaron Altherr = 1 (32)

Runs Scored:

Howie Kendrick = 1 (10)
Tommy Joseph = 1 (24)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Friday, June 9, 2017

Charleston Photo of the Month (June 2017)

Hi everybody,

This month's Charleston photo was taken inside Fort Sumter and shows some of the cannons that would have been used to defend the fort from attack.  The building in the background was added after the fort was rebuilt following the Civil War.  The flags in front of the building are the different banners that flew over the fort during its military use.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 58: Phillies (21-36) at Braves (25-32)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                   1
Atlanta Braves:                             3

SP:   Ben Lively

LP:   Ben Lively (1-1)


RBIs:

Maikel Franco = 1 (30)

Runs Scored:

Odubel Herrera = 1 (24)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Thursday, June 8, 2017

National Best Friends Day

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to wish you all a happy National Best Friends Day.  To celebrate this special day I decided to share a pic of me and my best pal Little Sherlock as we are about to chow down on some doughnuts.  I hope you all enjoy the day with your best friend.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Throwback Thursday (6-8-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's Throwback Thursday moment is another pic from my trip to Gettysburg in April.  This shot was taken near the Wheatfield (you can actually see the Wheatfield in the background if you zoom in the pic) and the monument honors a Pennsylvania regiment.  Unfortunately I can't make out which regiment it is but it is a beautiful monument that I wanted to share with you all.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 57: Phillies (21-35) at Braves (24-32)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                   1
Atlanta Braves:                            14

SP:   Jerad Eickhoff

LP:   Jerad Eickhoff (0-7)


RBIs:

Daniel Nava = 1 (9)

Runs Scored:

Odubel Herrera = 1 (23)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (6-7-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's gif is Chase during pre-game warm-ups wearing a Phillies Represent shirt.  This is another gif that my good friend Ann Onymous loves and she insisted that I use it.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 56: Phillies (20-35) at Braves (24-31)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                   3
Atlanta Braves:                             1

SP:   Aaron Nola

WP:   Aaron Nola (3-3)
SV:    Pat Neshek (1)


RBIs:*

Howie Kendrick = 1 (8)
Odubel Herrera = 1 (23)

* An additional run scored on a balk in the 6th inning

Home Runs:

Howie Kendrick = 1 (2)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (40)
Odubel Herrera = 1 (22)
Howie Kendrick = 1 (9)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

73rd Anniversary of D-Day

Hi everybody,

Today marks the 73rd anniversary of the Allied landings at Normandy that began the liberation of Europe from Nazi tyranny and helped to bring about the end of the second World War in Europe.  I just want to say thank you to all the brave soldiers that made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 55: Phillies (19-35) at Braves (24-30)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                  11
Atlanta Braves:                             4

SP:   Nick Pivetta

WP:   Nick Pivetta (1-2)


RBIs:

Aaron Altherr = 3 (31)
Tommy Joseph = 3 (28)
Andrew Knapp = 1 (8)
Cesar Hernandez = 2 (14)
Odubel Herrera = 2 (22)

Home Runs:

Tommy Joseph = 1 (10)
Odubel Herrera = 1 (5)
Aaron Altherr = 1 (9)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (39)
Odubel Herrera = 3 (21)
Aaron Altherr = 2 (27)
Tommy Joseph = 1 (23)
Michael Saunders = 1 (25)
Andrew Knapp = 1 (8)
Freddy Galvis = 1 (21)
Ty Kelly = 1 (2)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Monday, June 5, 2017

Phillies Hall and Wall of Famer Jim Bunning Has Passed Away

Hi everybody,

I apologize for not posting this sooner.  Former Phils starting pitcher Jim Bunning passed away on Friday, May 26th.  Bunning pitched for the Phillies from 1964-1967 and again from 1970-1971.  Bunning also played for the Detroit Tigers (1955-1963), the Pittsburgh Pirates (1968-1969) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (1969).

Bunning is the first player to pitch a no-hitter in both the American and National Leagues.  His no-hitter as a Phillie was a perfect-game on June 21, 1964.

Throwing out the first pitch before a game

Bunning has been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame (1996), the Phillies Wall of Fame (1984) and is one of only five players to have his number (14) retired by the Phillies (2001).

Bunning at Wall of Fame ceremony

After his baseball career ended, Bunning served first in Congressman and then as a Senator from Kentucky.  Rest in peace, Senator Bunning.

Moment of silence before the game on May 27th

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Daniel Nava Returns from the DL

Hi everybody,

Phillies outfielder Daniel Nava returned from the DL (Disabled List) in Friday's (June 2nd) game against the San Francisco Giants.  Nava has been on the DL since May 19th with a strained left hamstring.  Welcome back, Daniel Nava!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 54: Giants (23-34) at Phillies (18-35)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of yesterday's game:

San Francisco Giants:                   7
Philadelphia Phillies:                     9

SP:   Jeremy Hellickson

WP:   Pat Neshek (1-1)
SV:    Hector Neris (5)


RBIs:*

Odubel Herrera = 3 (20)
Howie Kendrick = 1 (7)
Freddy Galvis = 3 (28)
Maikel Franco = 1 (29)

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

Home Runs:

Freddy Galvis = 2 (6)
Odubel Herrera = 1 (4)
Maikel Franco = 1 (7)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 2 (38)
Odubel Herrera = 2 (18)
Howie Kendrick = 1 (8)
Maikel Franco = 1 (19)
Cameron Rupp = 1 (13)
Freddy Galvis = 2 (20)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 53: Giants (23-33) at Phillies (17-35)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Saturday, June 3rd:

San Francisco Giants:                   3
Philadelphia Phillies:                     5

SP:   Ben Lively

WP:   Ben Lively (1-0)
SV:    Jeanmar Gomez (2)


RBIs:

Tommy Joseph = 1 (25)
Freddy Galvis = 1 (25)
Odubel Herrera = 3 (17)

Home Runs:

Tommy Joseph = 1 (9)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (36)
Tommy Joseph = 1 (22)
Maikel Franco = 1 (18)
Andrew Knapp = 1 (7)
Freddy Galvis = 1 (18)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 52: Giants (22-33) at Phillies (17-34)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Friday, June 2nd:

San Francisco Giants:                  10
Philadelphia Phillies:                     0

SP:   Jerad Eickhoff

LP:   Jerad Eickhoff (0-6)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Friday, June 2, 2017

National Doughnut Day

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to wish you all a Happy National Doughnut Day.  I hope you all enjoy eating a couple doughnuts today.  I'm planning on having at least a dozen as well as a couple cups of Joe.  Happy eating!


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Throwback Thursday (6-1-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's Throwback Thursday moment is another pic from my trip to Gettysburg in April.  This shot was taken along West Confederate Avenue and the monument in the background is the Mississippi State Memorial.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Chase Utley Dodgers Stats (May 2017)

Hi everybody,

Here are Chase's batting stats as of May 31st:



Games Played = 44
At Bats = 111
Runs Scored = 15
Hits = 27
Doubles = 4
Triples = 3
Home Runs = 3
RBIs = 15
Walks = 13
Strike Outs = 19
Stolen Bases = 3
Caught Stealing = 1
Batting Average = .243
On Base Percentage = .336
Slugging Percentage = .414
On Base + Slugging Percentage = .750


Chase had a pretty good rebound at the plate after a slow start  to the season.  All of his numbers are up.  Let's hope he keeps improving the rest of the season.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

2017 NL East May Standings

Hi everybody,

Here are the standings as of May 31st:



NL East                                    W         L       PCT        GB
Washington Nationals              33        19       .635          --  
New York Mets                         23        28      .451         9.5
Atlanta Braves                         22        29      .431        10.5
Miami Marlins                          21        30      .412        11.5 
Philadelphia Phillies               17        34      .333        15.5



Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 51: Phillies (17-33) at Marlins (20-30)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of yesterday's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                   2
Miami Marlins:                             10

SP:   Aaron Nola

LP:   Aaron Nola (2-3)


RBIs:*

Aaron Altherr = 1 (28)

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

Runs Scored:

Howie Kendrick = 1 (7)
Michael Saunders = 1 (24)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase