Friday, April 28, 2017

Phils to Face Chase Utley For the First Time This Season

Hi everybody,

The Phils head to Los Angeles to start a weekend series against the Dodgers and my hero Chase Utley.  Even after all this time...I am still not used to seeing Chase in a Dodgers uniform.  As always, I hope Chase does well but the Phillies still get the win.

I wonder if Murph will interview Chase again...

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 20: Marlins (10-9) at Phillies (10-9)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of yesterday's game:

Miami Marlins:                              2
Philadelphia Phillies:                   3

SP:   Jeremy Hellickson

WP:   Jeremy Hellickson (4-0)
SV:    Hector Neris (3)


RBIs:*

Odubel Herrera = 1 (7)
Brock Stassi = 1 (2)

* An additional run scored due to a throwing error in the 1st inning

Runs Scored:

Daniel Nava = 1 (8)
Freddy Galvis = 1 (10)
Michael Saunders = 1 (8)

Phils have swept their second straight series...


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Throwback Thursday (4-27-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's Throwback Thursday moment is from my trip to Gettysburg earlier this month.  This shot was taken when my friends and I visited General Lee's Headquarters.  This is the location where the old Quality Inn used to be before the land was restored to its 1863 appearance and given to the Gettysburg Battlefield Park.  Although I do miss the old hotel, the land look really nice historically restored.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Jim Thome Hired by the MLB Network

Hi everybody,

Just wanted to let you all know that former Phils first baseman and Wall of Famer Jim Thome has been hired by the MLB Network as an analyst.  He is scheduled to make his TV debut next Monday at 6PM on MLB Tonight.

Thome is nothing but a class act and will be a great addition to the MLB Network crew.  Congrats Big Jim!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 19: Marlins (10-8) at Phillies (9-9)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Miami Marlins:                              4
Philadelphia Phillies:                   7

SP:   Vincent Velasquez

WP:   Vincent Velasquez (1-2)


RBIs:

Maikel Franco = 4 (20)
Freddy Galvis = 1 (10)
Michael Saunders = 2 (8)

Home Runs:

Maikel Franco = 1 (4)*
Freddy Galvis = 1 (3)
Michael Saunders = 1 (1)

* Grand Slam in the 3rd inning

Runs Scored:

Aaron Altherr = 1 (10)
Odubel Herrera = 1 (9)
Maikel Franco = 1 (6)
Tommy Joseph = 1 (7)
Michael Saunders = 1 (7)
Freddy Galvis = 1 (9)
Vincent Velasquez = 1 (1)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Phillies Game Against the Marlins Rained Out

Hi everybody,

Unfortunately last night's Phillies game against the Miami Marlins has been postponed due to the weather.  No make-up date has been scheduled at this time.

Trying to keep dry...

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Aaron Nola Placed on the DL

Hi everybody,

Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola was placed on the 10-day DL (Disabled List) with a lower back strain.  The move was retroactive to April 21st so it is possible that Nola may only miss one start because the injury is not thought to be serious.  Phils minor league pitcher Nick Pivetta is expected to take Nola's place in the rotation for at least one game.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (4-26-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's gif is a bit goofy with a huge slice of pepperoni pizza floating near Chase.  I'm guessing that Chase is just talking about his love for pizza rather than some mutant slice of pie dancing near him.

Now I'm hungry for pizza...

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Monday, April 24, 2017

Game 18: Braves (6-11) at Phillies (8-9)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of yesterday's game:

Atlanta Braves:                            2
Philadelphia Phillies:                  5

SP:   Zach Eflin

WP:   Joely Rodriguez (1-0)


RBIs:

Freddy Galvis = 1 (9)
Cesar Hernandez = 2 (10)
Aaron Altherr = 1 (6)
Odubel Herrera = 1 (6)

Home Runs:*

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (4)
Aaron Altherr = 1 (2)
Odubel Herrera = 1 (2)

* Back-to-Back-to Back HRs in the 8th inning

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (18)
Aaron Altherr = 1 (9)
Odubel Herrera = 1 (8)
Daniel Nava = 1 (7)
Michael Saunders = 1 (6)


The Phils swept the Braves...

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 17: Braves (6-10) at Phillies (7-9)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Saturday, April 22nd:*

Atlanta Braves:                            3
Philadelphia Phillies:                  4


* Extra Innings (Game ended in the 10th)

SP:   Jerad Eickhoff

WP:   Jeanmar Gomez (2-1)


RBIs:

Odubel Herrera = 1 (5)
Maikel Franco = 3 (16)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 2 (17)
Aaron Altherr = 1 (8)
Brock Stassi = 1 (3)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 16: Braves (6-9) at Phillies (6-9)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Friday, April 21st:

Atlanta Braves:                            3
Philadelphia Phillies:                  4

SP:   Jeremy Hellickson

WP:   Jeremy Hellickson (3-0)
SV:    Hector Neris (2)


RBIs:

Freddy Galvis = 1 (8)
Aaron Altherr = 1 (5)
Tommy Joseph = 1 (7)
Maikel Franco = 1 (13)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 2 (15)
Aaron Altherr = 1 (7)
Michael Saunders = 1 (5)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Happy Birthday Phillie Phanatic

Hi everybody,

Just wanted to wish the Phillie Phanatic a Happy 39th Birthday and I hope you are enjoying you big day today down at the ballpark.  It is a little weird how the date of your birthday changes every year yet is always falls on a Sunday.  Since I started covering your birthday on my blog, the dates of your big day have been:

2013 = April 21st
2014 = May 18th
2015 = April 26th
2016 = April 17th
2017 = April 23rd

Oh well, I guess it's just a strange mystery.  Happy Birthday Phanatic and thanks again for making me laugh during every Phillies home game!!!


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Friday, April 21, 2017

Gettysburg Photo of the Month (April 2017)

Hi everybody,

This month's photo was taken during my trip to Gettysburg two weeks ago and is a shot of the monument to the 15th New York Battery.  This picture was taken near the Peach Orchard....which was the scene of heavy fighting on second day of the Battle of Gettysburg.  As you all can see...there are many other monuments in the background including the Pennsylvania Memorial.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 15: Phillies (5-9) at Mets (8-7)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                6
New York Mets:                         4

SP:   Aaron Nola

WP:   Aaron Nola (2-0)
SV:    Hector Neris (1)


RBIs:*

Tommy Joseph = 1 (6)
Andrew Knapp = 1 (1)
Maikel Franco = 2 (12)
Aaron Altherr = 1 (4)

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

Home Runs:

Maikel Franco = 1 (3)

Runs Scored:

Daniel Nava = 1 (6)
Odubel Herrera = 1 (7)
Maikel Franco = 1 (5)
Aaron Altherr = 1 (6)
Tommy Joseph = 1 (6)
Freddy Galvis = 1 (8)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Throwback Thursday (4-20-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's Throwback Thursday moment is another picture from my trip to New Orleans in September 2014.  This shot was taken during one of my wacky adventures down Bourbon Street.  New Orleans was such a cool place to visit.  I really want to get back there again someday.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Howie Kendrick Placed on the DL

Hi everybody,

Phillies starting left fielder Howie Kendrick was placed on the 10-day DL (Disabled List) with a right abdominal strain on Tuesday (April 18th).  Kendrick hasn't played since Saturday (April 15th) against the Washington Nationals when he injured himself throwing.  If he is healthy, he can return from the DL on April 26th.

The Phils have brought up relief pitch Mark Leiter Jr. from the minors to replace him on the roster.  Daniel Nava and Aaron Altherr are expected to split time in left field until Kendrick returns.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 14: Phillies (5-8) at Mets (7-7)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                4
New York Mets:                         5

SP:   Vincent Velasquez

LP:   Edubray Ramos (0-2)


RBIs:

Maikel Franco = 1 (10)
Vincent Velasquez = 1 (1)
Michael Saunders = 1 (6)
Daniel Nava = 1 (7)

Runs Scored:

Aaron Altherr = 2 (5)
Cameron Rupp = 1 (6)
Freddy Galvis = 1 (7)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (4-19-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's gif is a shot of Chase and Cole Hamels having a laugh during a question and answer session with fans at Citizen's Bank part before the start of the season (not sure which one).  I wonder what was so funny.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 13: Phillies (4-8) at Mets (7-6)

Hi everybody,

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

Philadelphia Phillies:                6
New York Mets:                         2

* Extra Innings (Game ended in the 10th)

SP:   Zach Eflin

WP:   Luis Garcia (1-0)


RBIs:

Odubel Herrera = 1 (4)
Andres Blanco = 1 (2)
Cameron Rupp = 1 (3)
Aaron Altherr = 1 (3)
Daniel Nava = 2 (6)

Home Runs:

Odubel Herrera = 1 (1)

Runs Scored:

Odubel Herrera = 1 (6)
Michael Saunders = 1 (4)
Tommy Joseph = 1 (5)
Cameron Rupp = 1 (5)
Freddy Galvis = 1 (6)
Aaron Altherr = 1 (3)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Monday, April 17, 2017

Game 12: Phillies (4-7) at Nationals (6-5)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of yesterday's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                      4
Washington Nationals:                    6

SP:   Jerad Eickhoff

LP:   Joaquin Benoit (0-1)*

* Blown save


RBIs:**

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (8)
Tommy Joseph = 1 (5)
Freddy Galvis = 1 (7)

** An additional run scored due to a fielding error in the 8th inning

Home Runs:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (3)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 2 (13)
Daniel Nava = 1 (5)
Aaron Altherr = 1 (2)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 11: Phillies (3-7) at Nationals (6-4)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Saturday, April 15th:

Philadelphia Phillies:                      4
Washington Nationals:                    2

SP:   Jeremy Hellickson

WP:   Jeremy Hellickson (2-0)
SV:    Joaquin Benoit (1)


RBIs:

Odubel Herrera = 1 (3)
Maikel Franco = 1 (9)
Cesar Hernandez = 2 (7)

Home Runs:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (2)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 2 (11)
Howie Kendrick = 1 (5)
Freddy Galvis = 1 (5)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 10: Phillies (3-6) at Nationals (5-4)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Friday, April 14th:*

Philadelphia Phillies:                      2
Washington Nationals:                    3

* Extra Innings (Game ended in the 10th)

SP:   Aaron Nola

LP:   Jeanmar Gomez (1-1)


RBIs:

Tommy Joseph = 1 (4)
Cesar Hernandez = 1 (5)

Home Runs:

Tommy Joseph = 1 (1)

Runs Scored:

Tommy Joseph = 1 (4)
Cameron Rupp = 1 (4)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter

Hi everybody,


I just wanted to wish everybody a Happy Easter!  I hope you all have a great day!
 
 
Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Friday, April 14, 2017

Charleston Photo of the Month (April 2017)

Hi everybody,

This month's Charleston photo is a picture of the King Charles Inn.  The King Charles is located in the Historic District and is an excellent place to stay while visiting this amazing city.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Throwback Thursday (4-13-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's Throwback Thursday moment is yet another pic from my trip to New Orleans in September 2014.  This picture was taken after my friends and I returned from our trek down Bourbon Street one night.  I indulged in a couple adult beverages while out so I was feeling pretty good when this shot was taken.

How dry I am.....

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Clay Buchholz Likely Done For The Season

Hi everybody,

Just wanted to let you know that Phillies starting pitcher Clay Buchholz is likely done for the season after suffering an injury to his throwing arm.  He sustained the injury during Tuesday night's (April 11th) game against the New York Mets.  An MRI taken yesterday revealed a partial tear of the right flexor pronator mass.  This muscle connects the forearm to the elbow.

It is not known yet who will replace Buchholz in the rotation.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 9: Mets (5-3) at Phillies (3-5)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

New York Mets:                          5
Philadelphia Phillies:                 4

SP:   Vincent Velasquez

LP:   Vincent Velasquez (0-2)


RBIs:

Maikel Franco = 4 (8)

Home Runs:

Maikel Franco = 1 (2)*

* Grand Slam in the 6th inning

Runs Scored:

Brock Stassi = 1 (2)
Cesar Hernandez = 1 (9)
Odubel Herrera = 1 (5)
Maikel Franco = 1 (4)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (4-12-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's gif is a shot of Chase hustling around the bases like he usually does.  Look at him go!!!


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Pete Rose Selected as 2017 Phillies Wall of Fame Inductee

Hi everybody,

Former Phillies first baseman Pete Rose has been selected as the 2017 Wall of Fame Inductee.  He will be officially inducted on Saturday, August 12th during Alumni Weekend.

Rose played for the Phils for five seasons (1979-1983) and was instrumental in the 1980 World Series championship as well as being a part of the 1983 National League Championship team.  Rose also was a four-time All-Star while a member of the Phillies.

Rose is also the all-time MLB hits leader with 4,256 hits.

Congrats on your induction to the Wall of Fame, "Charlie Hustle"!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 8: Mets (4-3) at Phillies (3-4)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

New York Mets:                          14
Philadelphia Phillies:                  4

SP:   Clay Buchholz

LP:   Clay Buchholz (0-1)


RBIs:

Maikel Franco = 2 (4)
Michael Saunders = 1 (5)
Daniel Nava = 1 (4)

Home Runs:

Maikel Franco = 1 (1)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (8)
Howie Kendrick = 1 (4)
Daniel Nava = 1 (4)
Maikel Franco = 1 (3)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Game 7: Mets (3-3) at Phillies (3-3)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

New York Mets:                          4
Philadelphia Phillies:                 3

SP:   Jerad Eickhoff

LP:   Edubray Ramos (0-1)


RBIs:

Michael Saunders = 1 (4)
Cameron Rupp = 1 (2)
Brock Stassi = 1 (1)

Home Runs:

Brock Stassi = 1 (1)

Runs Scored:

Howie Kendrick = 1 (3)
Odubel Herrera = 1 (4)
Brock Stassi = 1 (1)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Monday, April 10, 2017

Game 6: Nationals (3-2) at Phillies (2-3)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of yesterday's game:

Washington Nationals:                     3
Philadelphia Phillies:                       4

SP:   Jeremy Hellickson

WP:   Jeanmar Gomez (1-0)*

* Blown save


RBIs:

Freddy Galvis = 1 (6)
Cesar Hernandez = 2 (4)
Howie Kendrick = 1 (5)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (7)
Tommy Joseph = 1 (3)
Daniel Nava = 1 (3)
Andrew Knapp = 1 (1)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 5: Nationals (3-1) at Phillies (1-3)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Saturday, April 8th:

Washington Nationals:                     3
Philadelphia Phillies:                      17

SP:   Aaron Nola

WP:   Aaron Nola (1-0)


RBIs:*

Maikel Franco = 2 (2)
Michael Saunders = 2 (3)
Tommy Joseph = 3 (3)
Freddy Galvis = 1 (5)
Cesar Hernandez = 1 (2)
Howie Kendrick = 4 (4)
Odubel Herrera = 1 (2)
Andres Blanco = 1 (1)
Cameron Rupp = 1 (1)

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

Home Runs:

Andres Blanco = 1 (1)
Cameron Rupp = 1 (1)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 3 (6)
Howie Kendrick = 2 (2)
Odubel Herrera = 2 (3)
Maikel Franco = 1 (2)
Michael Saunders = 3 (3)
Tommy Joseph = 1 (2)
Cameron Rupp = 2 (3)
Aaron Nola = 2 (2)
Andres Blanco = 1 (1)


The Phils scored 12 runs in the 1st inning which is a franchise record for most runs scored in the 1st.  9 of the 12 runs were scored with 2 outs.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 4: Nationals (2-1) at Phillies (1-2)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Friday, April 7th:

Washington Nationals:                    7
Philadelphia Phillies:                      6

SP:   Vincent Velasquez

LP:   Vincent Velasquez (0-1)


RBIs:

Odubel Herrera = 1 (1)
Freddy Galvis = 3 (4)
Aaron Altherr = 2 (2)

Home Runs:

Aaron Altherr = 1 (1)
Freddy Galvis = 1 (2)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (3)
Tommy Joseph = 1 (1)
Cameron Rupp = 1 (1)
Freddy Galvis = 2 (4)
Aaron Altherr = 1 (1)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 3: Phillies (1-1) at Reds (1-1)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Thursday, April 6th:

Philadelphia Phillies:                   4
Cincinnati Reds:                           7

SP:   Clay Buchholz

LP:   Adam Morgan (0-1)


RBIs:*

Daniel Nava = 3 (3)

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

Home Runs:

Daniel Nava = 2 (2)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (2)
Daniel Nava = 2 (2)
Odubel Herrera = 1 (1)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 2: Phillies (1-0) at Reds (0-1)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Wednesday, April 5th:

Philadelphia Phillies:                   0
Cincinnati Reds:                           2

SP:   Jerad Eickhoff

LP:   Jerad Eickhoff (0-1)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 1: Phillies (0-0) at Reds (0-0)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Monday, April 3rd:

Philadelphia Phillies:                   4
Cincinnati Reds:                           3

SP:   Jeremy Hellickson

WP:   Jeremy Hellickson (1-0)
SV:    Jeanmar Gomez (1)


RBIs:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (1)
Michael Saunders = 1 (1)
Freddy Galvis = 1 (1)
Jeremy Hellickson = 1 (1)

Home Runs:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (1)
Freddy Galvis = 1 (1)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (1)
Maikel Franco = 1 (1)
Freddy Galvis = 2 (2)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Ryan Howard Signs With The Atlanta Braves

Hi everybody,

Former Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard has signed a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves.  Howard signed the deal on April 6th and will report to extended Spring Training in Florida before reporting to the Braves Triple A ball club.  Congrats and good luck Big Piece!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Throwback Thursday (4-6-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's Throwback Thursday moment is another pic from my trip to New Orleans in September 2014.  In this shot, I am back at my hotel room enjoying some delicious beignets and a large cup of Cafe Au Lait from Cafe Beignet New Orleans (http://www.cafebeignet.com/).  What an amazing treat!  I wish I could eat some beignets right now!

Wish I could have gotten a lot more....

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (4-5-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's gif is showing Chase up to bat as he is hit in the knee by a pitch.  That really must have hurt but my hero is tough enough to take it!


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Monday, April 3, 2017

Opening Day 2017

Hi everybody,

Today is Opening Day of the Phillies 2017 season. Even though I am currently on vacation and unable to watch the game, I still wanted to post this.  I am happy that the Phillies are back in action and am really looking forward to watching many games this season. Go Phils!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase