Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (5-31-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's gif is just Chase acting indifferent to something in the dugout.  I guess it isn't a big deal to him that today is the last day of May.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Vincent Velasquez Placed on the DL

Hi everybody,

Phillies starting pitcher Vincent Velasquez has been placed on the 10-day DL (Disabled List) with a right elbow flexor strain.  The injury occurred during the second inning of last night's (May 30th) game against the Miami Marlins.  Velasquez will undergo an MRI in the next couple days to see what the extent of the injury is.  There is no timetable for his return and his replacement in the rotation has not yet been named.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 50: Phillies (17-32) at Marlins (19-30)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                   2
Miami Marlins:                              7

SP:   Vincent Velaszquez

LP:   Vincent Velasquez (2-5)


RBIs:

Howie Kendrick = 1 (6)
Odubel Herrera = 1 (14)

Home Runs:

Howie Kendrick = 1 (1)

Runs Scored:

Howie Kendrick = 1 (6)
Ty Kelly = 1 (1)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Howie Kendrick Returns from the DL

Hi everybody,

Phillies outfielder Howie Kendrick returned from the DL (Disabled List) in yesterday's (May 29th) game against the Miami Marlins.  Kendrick has been on the DL since mid-April with an abdominal strain.  Welcome back, Howie!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

National Hamburger Day

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to wish you all a belated Happy National Hamburger Day!  Many people celebrated this "holiday" on Sunday (May 28th) and I hope you were among them.  I certainly had a few burgers to celebrate the occasion.

What a great excuse to down a few burgers...

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 49: Phillies (17-31) at Marlins (18-30)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                   1
Miami Marlins:                              4

SP:   Jeremy Hellickson

LP:   Jeremy Hellickson (5-3)


RBIs:

Aaron Altherr = 1 (27)

Runs Scored:

Jeremy Hellickson = 1 (1)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 48: Reds (23-25) at Phillies (17-30)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Sunday, May 28th:

Cincinnati Reds:                          8
Philadelphia Phillies:                  4

SP:   Zach Eflin

LP:   Zach Eflin (0-3)


RBIs:

Andrew Knapp = 3 (7)
Zach Eflin = 1 (1)

Home Runs:

Andrew Knapp = 1 (3)

Runs Scored:

Tommy Joseph = 1 (21)
Michael Saunders = 1 (23)
Andrew Knapp = 1 (6)
Freddy Galvis = 1 (17)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 47: Reds (23-24) at Phillies (16-30)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Saturday, May 27th:

Cincinnati Reds:                          3
Philadelphia Phillies:                  4

SP:   Jerad Eickhoff

WP:   Hector Neris (2-2)


RBIs:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (12)
Michael Saunders = 1 (19)
Tommy Joseph = 2 (24)

Home Runs:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (5)
Michael Saunders = 1 (6)
Tommy Joseph = 1 (8)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (35)
Aaron Altherr = 1 (25)
Tommy Joseph = 1 (20)
Michael Saunders = 1 (22)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 46: Reds (22-24) at Phillies (16-29)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Friday, May 26th:

Cincinnati Reds:                          5
Philadelphia Phillies:                  2

SP:   Aaron Nola

LP:   Aaron Nola (2-2)


RBIs:

Aaron Altherr = 1 (26)
Michael Saunders = 1 (18)

Runs Scored:

Odubel Herrera = 1 (16)
Andres Blanco = 1 (2)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day

Hi everybody,

Just wanted to wish everyone a happy and safe Memorial Day.  I also want to thank all the members of the Armed Forces, both past and present, for your service to our great country.  Thank you!



Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Friday, May 26, 2017

National Wine Day

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to wish you all a belated Happy National Wine Day!  Many people celebrated this "holiday" yesterday and if you were among them...I hope you all had a good time drinking some wine.

I feel fancy....

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Jeanmar Gomez Returns from the DL

Hi everybody,

Phillies relief pitcher Jeanmar Gomez returned from the DL (Disabled List) in yesterday's (May 25th) game against the Colorado Rockies.  Gomez has been on the DL since early May with an elbow injury (right elbow impingement).  Gomez looked good in his return by pitching a scoreless 11th inning and getting the win.  Let's hope he can keep it up the rest of the season.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 45: Rockies (31-17) at Phillies (15-29)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of yesterday's game:*

Colorado Rockies:                     1
Philadelphia Phillies:                 2

* Extra Innings (Game ended in the 11th)

SP:   Vincent Velasquez

WP:   Jeanmar Gomez (3-1)


RBI:

Tommy Joseph = 2 (22)

Home Runs:

Tommy Joseph = 1 (7)

Runs Scored:

Michael Saunders = 1 (21)
Tommy Joseph = 1 (19)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Red Nose Day in America

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to let you all know that today is Red Nose Day in America.  Red Nose Day is a fundraising drive that benefits children living in poverty.  Please visit https://rednoseday.org/ to help contribute to this worthwhile cause.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Throwback Thursday (5-25-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's Throwback Thursday moment is still another pic from my trip to Gettysburg last month.  This shot was taken at the Alabama State Memorial along West Confederate Avenue.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 44: Rockies (30-17) at Phillies (15-28)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Colorado Rockies:                     7
Philadelphia Phillies:                 2

SP:   Jeremy Hellickson

LP:   Jeremy Hellickson (5-2)


RBIs:

Michael Saunders = 2 (17)

Home Runs:

Michael Saunders = 1 (5)

Runs Scored:

Andrew Knapp = 1 (5)
Michael Saunders = 1 (20)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (5-24-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's gif was suggested by my good friend (and sometimes blogger) Ann Onymous.  I'm not entirely certain what she is trying to convey.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Daniel Nava Placed on the DL

Hi everybody,

Phillies outfielder Daniel Nava was placed on the 10-day DL (Disabled List) with a strained left hamstring.  The injury occurred during last Friday's (May 19th) game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.  The Phils are hopeful that Nava will only be on the DL for the minimum amount of time.  Left-handed relief pitcher Adam Morgan has been brought up from Triple A to replace Nava on the roster and hopefully bolster the bullpen.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 43: Rockies (29-17) at Phillies (15-27)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Colorado Rockies:                     8
Philadelphia Phillies:                 2

SP:   Zach Eflin

LP:   Zach Eflin (0-2)


RBIs:

Andres Blanco = 1 (4)
Andrew Knapp = 1 (4)

Home Runs:

Andrew Knapp = 1 (2)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (34)
Andrew Knapp = 1 (4)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Game 42: Rockies (28-17) at Phillies (15-26)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Colorado Rockies:                     8
Philadelphia Phillies:                 1

SP:   Jerad Eickhoff

LP:   Jerad Eickhoff (0-5)


RBIs:

Tommy Joseph = 1 (20)

Runs Scored:

Aaron Altherr = 1 (24)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Monday, May 22, 2017

Aaron Nola Returns from the DL

Hi everybody,

Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola returned from the DL (Disabled List) in yesterday's (May 21st) game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Nola has been on the DL since April 21st with a lower back strain.  Nola looked really good in his return game and hopefully will continue to play well (and injury free) for the remainder of the season.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 41: Phillies (15-25) at Pirates (19-24)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of yesterday's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                       0
Pittsburgh Pirates:                           1

SP:   Aaron Nola

LP:   Aaron Nola (2-1)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 40: Phillies (15-24) at Pirates (18-24)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Saturday, May 20th:

Philadelphia Phillies:                       3
Pittsburgh Pirates:                           6

SP:   Vincent Velasquez

LP:   Vincent Velasquez (2-4)


RBIs:

Aaron Altherr = 2 (25)
Cameron Rupp = 1 (13)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 2 (33)
Maikel Franco = 1 (17)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 39: Phillies (14-24) at Pirates (18-23)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Friday, May 19th:

Philadelphia Phillies:                        7
Pittsburgh Pirates:                           2

SP:   Jeremy Hellickson

WP:   Jeremy Hellickson (5-1)


RBIs:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (11)
Aaron Altherr = 1 (23)
Tommy Joseph = 1 (19)
Jeremy Hellickson = 1 (2)
Cameron Rupp = 3 (12)

Home Runs:

Cameron Rupp = 1 (4)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (31)
Daniel Nava = 1 (11)
Maikel Franco = 2 (16)
Freddy Galvis = 2 (16)
Cameron Rupp = 1 (12)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Friday, May 19, 2017

Gettysburg Photo of the Month (May 2017)

Hi everybody,

This month's photo was taken during my trip to Gettysburg last month and is a shot of General Lee's Headquarters.  This area used to be home to a Quality Inn but it was torn down last year and the land was restored to its appearance in 1863.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 38: Phillies (14-23) at Rangers (21-20)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of yesterday's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                4
Texas Rangers:                         8

SP:   Nick Pivetta

LP:   Joely Rodriguez (1-2)


RBIs:

Maikel Franco = 2 (28)
Tommy Joseph = 2 (18)

Home Runs:

Maikel Franco = 1 (6)
Tommy Joseph = 1 (6)

Runs Scored:

Aaron Altherr = 1 (23)
Tommy Joseph = 1 (18)
Michael Saunders = 1 (19)
Maikel Franco = 1 (14)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Throwback Thursday (5-18-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's Throwback Thursday moment is another picture from my trip to Gettysburg last month.  This shot was taken in the car at Devil's Den.  Union and Confederate forces fought fiercely over these rocks near Little Round Top on the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 37: Phillies (14-22) at Rangers (20-20)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                3
Texas Rangers:                         9

SP:   Zach Eflin

LP:   Zach Eflin (0-1)


RBIs:

Michael Saunders = 2 (15)
Maikel Franco = 1 (26)

Home Runs:

Michael Saunders = 1 (4)

Runs Scored:

Aaron Altherr = 1 (22)
Tommy Joseph = 1 (17)
Michael Saunders = 1 (18)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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

Hi everybody,

This week's gif is a shot of Chase after he hit a double in August 2015.  This was one of Chase's last games as a Phillie and was having a little fun doing the horn gesture that Odubel Herrera usually does.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 36: Phillies (14-21) at Rangers (19-20)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                1
Texas Rangers:                         5

SP:   Jerad Eickhoff

LP:   Jerad Eickhoff (0-4)


RBIs:

Freddy Galvis = 1 (24)

Runs Scored:

Michael Saunders = 1 (17)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Phils to See Cole Hamels For the First Time Since Being Traded

Hi everybody,

The Phillies are in Texas to play the Rangers tonight and will see former Phils pitcher Cole Hamels for the first time since he was traded in July 2015.  Unfortunately Hamels is injured (out eight weeks with a strained oblique muscle) and will be unable to pitch in the series.  It will still be good to see Hamels in the dugout but I would have liked to see him pitch against the Phils.

Miss Cole and Hunter on the Phils...

Hamels will always look better in Phils pinstripes....

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Monday, May 15, 2017

Game 35: Phillies (14-20) at Nationals (23-13)

Hi everybody,

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

Philadelphia Phillies:                      5
Washington Nationals:                    6

* Game 2 of a Double Header

SP:   Vincent Velasquez

LP:   Pat Neshek (0-1)


RBIs:

Brock Stassi = 1 (6)
Andrew Knapp = 1 (3)
Andres Blanco = 1 (3)
Freddy Galvis = 2 (23)

Runs Scored:

Aaron Altherr = 1 (21)
Michael Saunders = 3 (16)
Tommy Joseph = 1 (16)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 34: Phillies (13-20) at Nationals (23-12)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of yesterday's game:*

Philadelphia Phillies:                      4
Washington Nationals:                    3

* Game 1 of a Double Header

SP:   Jeremy Hellickson

WP:   Joaquin Benoit (1-2)
SV:    Hector Neris (4)


RBIs:

Tommy Joseph = 1 (16)
Aaron Altherr = 1 (22)
Cameron Rupp = 1 (9)
Ty Kelly = 1 (2)

Home Runs:

Tommy Joseph = 1 (5)
Aaron Altherr = 1 (8)

Runs Scored:

Aaron Altherr = 1 (20)
Tommy Joseph = 1 (15)
Maikel Franco = 1 (13)
Andrew Knapp = 1 (3)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 33: Phillies (13-19) at Nationals (22-12)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Saturday, May 13th:

Philadelphia Phillies:                      4
Washington Nationals:                    6

SP:   Nick Pivetta

LP:   Edubray Ramos (0-3)


RBIs:

Michael Saunders = 1 (13)
Cameron Rupp = 2 (8)
Tommy Joseph = 1 (15)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (30)
Tommy Joseph = 1 (14)
Michael Saunders = 1 (13)
Nick Pivetta = 1 (1)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Phillies Game Against the Nationals Rained Out

Hi everybody,

Unfortunately the Phillies game on Friday, May 12th against the Washington Nationals was postponed do to the weather.  The Phils and Nationals played a double header on Sunday, May 14th to make-up the game.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to wish all the Moms out there a very Happy Mother's Day.  I hope you all have a very special day.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Friday, May 12, 2017

Charleston Photo of the Month (May 2017)

Hi everybody,

This month's Charleston photo is a picture of Rainbow Row at dusk.  Rainbow Row is group of multi-colored homes located near the waterfront as you head toward the Battery at the southern tip of the Charleston peninsula.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Phillies Give Two-Year Contract Extension to Pete Mackanin

Hi everybody,

Just wanted to congratulate Phillies Manager Pete Mackanin for getting a two-year contract extension.  This means that Mackanin will be the skipper through the end of the 2018 season with an option for the 2019 season.  Mackanin has been the Phillie manager since Ryne Sandberg resigned on June 26th, 2015.  The skipper has a win-loss record of 121-161 since he took over as Phils manager.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Phillies Phestival

Hi everybody,

The 2017 Phillies Phestival is being held later today from 4-6PM down at the ballpark.  Proceeds from the Phestival will benefit the fight against ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis).  Here is a link to learn more about ALS (http://www.alsa.org/about-als/what-is-als.html).

The Phillies have been involved in the fight against ALS since 1984 so thank you to the Phillies and the fans for supporting such a great cause.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

National Eat What You Want Day

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to wish you all a Happy National Eat What You Want Day!  I'm going to celebrate by eating everything that I can get my hands on!  Hope you all have as a fun of a time as I'm going to!

I'll start off with some cinnamon rolls...

Then some fried chicken from Royal Farms....

A cheeseburger from Five Guys...

How about a dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts....

May as well have a turkey too....

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Throwback Thursday (5-11-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's Throwback Thursday moment is yet another picture from my trip to Gettysburg last month.  This shot was taken along West Confederate Avenue.  The monument behind me is the Louisiana State Memorial.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Carlos Ruiz Returns to Philadelphia as a Mariner

Hi everybody,

As I wrote a couple days ago (Phils to Face Carlos Ruiz For the First Time Since Being Traded)....Carlos Ruiz returned to Philly with the Seattle Mariners for a two-games series on Tuesday and Wednesday (May 9-10).  During the game on Tuesday the Phils aired a video tribute to Chooch on the giant videotron.  An emotional Ruiz tipped his cap to the cheering Phillies fans after the video.


When Chooch batted for the first time later that night, he received another standing ovation from the fans.


You can watch the standing ovation here: http://www.csnphilly.com/video/phillies-fans-welcome-back-carlos-ruiz-standing-ovation

It was good to see you again Chooch!   No matter what uniform you wear...you will always be a Phillie!


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase