Monday, July 31, 2017

Jeremy Hellickson Traded to the Baltimore Orioles

Hi everybody,

The Phillies traded starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson and cash considerations to the Baltimore Orioles last Friday night (July 28th) for outfielder Hyun Soo Kim and left-handed pitcher Garrett Cleavinger.  The Phils also received international amateur signing bonus pool space as part of the trade.  Good luck in Baltimore, Jeremy!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Howie Kendrick Traded to the Washington Nationals

Hi everybody,

The Phillies traded infielder/outfielder Howie Kendrick and cash considerations to the Washington Nationals last Friday night (July 28th) for Minor League prospect McKenzie Mills (left-handed pitcher).  The Phils also received international amateur signing bonus pool space as part of the trade.  Good luck in Washington, Howie!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 102: Braves (48-54) at Phillies (37-64)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of yesterday's game:

Atlanta Braves:                            1
Philadelphia Phillies:                  2

SP:   Vincent Velasquez

WP:   Hector Neris (4-4)


RBIs:*

Freddy Galvis = 1 (44)

* An additional run scored due to a passed ball (wild pitch) in the 4th inning

Runs Scored:

Odubel Herrera = 1 (45)
Andrew Knapp = 1 (25)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 101: Braves (48-53) at Phillies (36-64)

Hi everybody,

This is the score of the game on Saturday, July 29th:*

Atlanta Braves:                            3
Philadelphia Phillies:                  4

* Extra Innings (Game ended in the 11th)

SP:   Jerad Eickhoff

WP:   Hector Neris (3-4)


RBIs:

Odubel Herrera = 2 (38)
Aaron Altherr = 1 (47)
Ty Kelly = 1 (10)

Home Runs:

Odubel Herrera = 1 (10)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (49)
Aaron Altherr = 1 (45)
Tommy Joseph = 1 (40)
Odubel Herrera = 1 (44)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 100: Braves (48-52) at Phillies (35-64)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Friday, July 28th:

Atlanta Braves:                            3
Philadelphia Phillies:                 10


SP:   Jake Thompson

WP:   Jake Thompson (1-0)
SV:    Joaquin Benoit (2)


RBIs:*

Aaron Altherr = 2 (46)
Cameron Rupp = 1 (23)
Freddy Galvis = 2 (43)
Tommy Joseph = 3 (51)

* Two additional runs scored due to throwing errors in the 1st and 5th innings

Home Runs:

Aaron Altherr = 2 (16)
Cameron Rupp = 1 (10)
Tommy Joseph = 1 (16)

Runs Scored:

Freddy Galvis = 2 (41)
Nick Williams = 1 (12)
Odubel Herrera = 1 (43)
Tommy Joseph = 1 (39)
Aaron Altherr = 2 (44)
Cameron Rupp = 2 (27)
Ty Kelly = 1 (6)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Throwback Thursday (7-27-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's Throwback Thursday moment is a photo of me with my best pal Little Sherlock.  I met LS about two years ago and we quickly became best buds.  He's a great guy who always puts up with my shenanigans with his cheery disposition.

Best buds....

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Pat Neshek Traded to the Colorado Rockies

Hi everybody,

The Phillies traded right-handed relief pitcher Pat Neshek and cash to the Colorado Rockies for Minor League prospects Jose Gomez (shortstop), Alejandro Requena (right-handed pitcher) and J.D. Hammer (right-handed pitcher).  All three of the new Phillies prospects were named All-Stars of the South Atlantic League this season.

Neshek (who was the sole Phillies All-Star) goes to a Rockies team that is in Wild Card contention.  Neshek spoke fondly of his brief time in Philly and stated he would be open to resign with the Phils after this season.  Good luck in Colorado, Pat Neshek!

Neshek All-Star

The Phanatic is our sole All-Star now...

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Aaron Altherr Returns from the DL

Hi everybody,

Phillies starting outfielder Aaron Altherr returned from the DL (Disabled List) in last night's (July 26th) game against the Houston Astros.  Altherr had been on the DL since July 14th with a strained right hamstring.  Welcome back, Aaron Altherr!

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 left hamstring strain before last night's (July 26th) game against the Houston Astros.  The injury occurred during Saturday's (July 22nd) game against the Milwaukee Brewers so Nava's DL stint is retroactive to July 23rd.  Nava will be able to return by August 2nd, but it is unknown if he will be ready to play by then.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 99: Astros (67-33) at Phillies (34-64)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Houston Astros:                               0
Philadelphia Phillies:                      9

SP:   Aaron Nola

WP:   Aaron Nola (8-6)


RBIs:

Cameron Rupp = 4 (22)
Nick Williams = 1 (19)
Maikel Franco = 2 (54)
Tommy Joseph = 2 (48)

Home Runs:

Cameron Rupp = 2 (9)
Maikel Franco = 1 (15)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (48)
Nick Williams = 1 (11)
Aaron Altherr = 2 (42)
Maikel Franco = 1 (39)
Tommy Joseph = 2 (38)
Cameron Rupp = 2 (25)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (7-26-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's gif is from Chase's last game as a Phillie before he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers.  At this point it was known that Chase was about to be traded so he tipped his cap to the fans at the end of the game as he was leaving the field.  After all this time it still makes me sad to see this.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 98: Astros (66-33) at Phillies (34-63)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Houston Astros:                               5
Philadelphia Phillies:                      0

SP:   Nick Pivetta

LP:   Nick Pivetta (3-6)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Game 97: Astros (65-33) at Phillies (34-62)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Houston Astros:                              13
Philadelphia Phillies:                      4

SP:   Vincent Velasquez

LP:   Vincent Velasquez (2-6)


RBIs:

Tommy Joseph = 1 (46)
Nick Williams = 3 (18)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (47)
Odubel Herrera = 1 (42)
Andrew Knapp = 1 (24)
Cameron Perkins = 1 (5)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Monday, July 24, 2017

Howie Kendrick Returns from the DL

Hi everybody,

Phillies outfielder Howie Kendrick returned from the DL (Disabled List) in Friday's (July 21st) game against the Milwaukee Brewers.  Kendrick had been on the DL since June 30th with a left hamstring injury.  Welcome back, Howie!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 96: Brewers (53-47) at Phillies (33-62)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of yesterday's game:

Milwaukee Brewers:                3
Philadelphia Phillies:               6

SP:   Jerad Eickhoff

WP:   Jerad Eickhoff (2-7)
SV:    Luis Garcia (1)


RBIs:

Nick Williams = 3 (15)
Howie Kendrick = 2 (16)
Odubel Herrera = 1 (36)

Home Runs:

Nick Williams = 1 (4)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (46)
Freddy Galvis = 1 (39)
Howie Kendrick = 1 (16)
Maikel Franco = 1 (38)
Nick Williams = 1 (10)
Jerad Eickhoff = 1 (2)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 95: Brewers (52-47) at Phillies (33-61)

Hi everybody,

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

Milwaukee Brewers:                9
Philadelphia Phillies:               8

SP:   Jeremy Hellickson

LP:   Hector Neris (2-4)


RBIs:

Odubel Herrera = 1 (35)
Cameron Perkins = 1 (5)
Cesar Hernandez = 3 (20)
Cameron Rupp = 3 (18)

Home Runs:

Odubel Herrera = 1 (9)
Cesar Hernandez = 1 (6)
Cameron Rupp = 1 (7)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (45)
Nick Williams = 1 (9)
Odubel Herrera = 3 (41)
Cameron Rupp = 2 (23)
Cameron Perkins = 1 (4)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 94: Brewers (52-46) at Phillies (32-61)

Hi everybody,

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

Milwaukee Brewers:                1
Philadelphia Phillies:               6

SP:   Aaron Nola

WP:   Aaron Nola (7-6)


RBIs:

Freddy Galvis = 3 (41)
Tommy Joseph = 2 (45)
Cesar Hernandez = 1 (17)

Home Runs:

Freddy Galvis = 1 (11)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (44)
Freddy Galvis = 1 (38)
Maikel Franco = 1 (37)
Daniel Nava = 1 (18)
Tommy Joseph = 1 (36)
Odubel Herrera = 1 (38)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Friday, July 21, 2017

Gettysburg Photo of the Month (July 2017)

Hi everybody,

This month's photo was taken during my trip to Gettysburg in April and is a picture of the Alabama State Memorial.  It was taken along West Confederate Avenue where the vast majority of Southern monuments are located.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Throwback Thursday (7-20-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's Throwback Thursday moment is a shot of the angel wings my friends got me for a potential Halloween costume last year.  Although I ended up dressing as Little Thor I decided to keep the wings because they may be useful someday.



Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

National Hot Dog Day

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to wish everybody a belated Happy National Hot Dog Day!  This special day occurred yesterday (July 19th) and although I didn't write a blog post about it, I did get to eat plenty of hot dogs.  I hope you all got to as well.

May as well eat these burgers too since they are just sitting here...

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 93: Phillies (31-61) at Marlins (42-50)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of yesterday's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                  10
Miami Marlins:                              3

SP:   Nick Pivetta

WP:   Nick Pivetta (3-5)


RBIs:

Nick Williams = 2 (12)
Maikel Franco = 3 (52)
Cesar Hernandez = 1 (16)
Andrew Knapp = 1 (12)
Daniel Nava = 2 (17)
Odubel Herrera = 1 (34)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 2 (43)
Freddy Galvis = 3 (37)
Nick Williams = 2 (8)
Maikel Franco = 1 (36)
Andrew Knapp = 2 (23)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (7-19-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's gif is Chase at a press conference during Spring Training before the 2015 season.  I'm guessing that Chase had plenty of interesting things to say to all the reporters.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Freddy Galvis Named Phillies Heart and Hustle Award Winner

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to congratulate Phils shortstop Freddy Galvis for being selected as the Phillies 2017 Heart and Hustle Award winner.  Heart and Hustle Award winners are voted on by former MLB players and are awarded to active players who most represent passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit and tradition of the game.  The final winner among the 30 chosen (one for each MLB Team) will be selected on November 14th during the 18th Annual Legends for Youth Dinner in New York City.  Congrats again, Freddy!


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Vincent Velasquez Returns from the DL

Hi everybody,

Phillies starting pitcher Vincent Velasquez returned from the DL (Disabled List) in yesterday's (July 18th) game against the Miami Marlins.  Velasquez has been on the DL since the end of May with a right elbow flexor strain.  Velasquez looked good in his first game back and hopefully he will continue to pitch well for the rest of the season.  Welcome back, Vince!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 92: Phillies (30-61) at Marlins (42-49)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                   5
Miami Marlins:                              2

SP:   Vincent Velasquez

WP:   Pat Neshek (3-2)
SV:    Hector Neris (9)


RBIs:

Cameron Perkins = 2 (4)
Maikel Franco = 1 (49)
Nick Williams = 2 (10)

Home Runs:

Maikel Franco = 1 (14)
Nick Williams = 1 (3)

Runs Scored:

Nick Williams = 1 (6)
Maikel Franco = 1 (35)
Odubel Herrera = 2 (37)
Andres Blanco = 1 (5)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Monday, July 17, 2017

Game 91: Phillies (30-60) at Marlins (41-49)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of tonight's game:*

Philadelphia Phillies:                   5
Miami Marlins:                              6

* Extra Innings (Game ended in the 10th)

SP:   Jerad Eickhoff

LP:   Mark Leiter Jr. (1-2)


RBIs:

Freddy Galvis = 1 (38)
Maikel Franco = 1 (48)
Nick Williams = 2 (8)
Cesar Hernandez = 1 (15)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (41)
Freddy Galvis = 1 (34)
Odubel Herrera = 1 (35)
Maikel Franco = 1 (34)
Brock Stassi = 1 (6)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Cesar Hernandez Returns from the DL

Hi everybody,

Phillies starting second baseman Cesar Hernandez returned from the DL (Disabled List) before tonight's game with the Miami Marlins.  Hernandez has been on the DL since June 11th with a strained left abdomen. Welcome back, Cesar!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Aaron Altherr Placed on the DL

Hi everybody,

Phillies starting outfielder Aaron Altherr was placed on the DL (Disabled List) with a strained right hamstring before tonight's game against the Miami Marlins. The injury occurred during Friday night's (July 14th) game against the Milwaukee Brewers. It is not known how long Altherr will be out.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Game 90: Phillies (29-60) at Brewers (52-41)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of today's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:               5
Milwaukee Brewers:                2

SP:   Jeremy Hellickson

WP:   Jeremy Hellickson (6-5)
SV:    Hector Neris (8)


RBIs:

Odubel Herrera = 1 (33)
Nick Williams = 4 (6)

Home Runs:

Nick Williams = 1 (2)*

* Grand Slam in the 6th inning

Runs Scored:

Maikel Franco = 1 (33)
Andrew Knapp = 1 (21)
Tommy Joseph = 1 (35)
Nick Williams = 1 (5)
Ty Kelly = 1 (5)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 89: Phillies (29-59) at Brewers (51-41)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                2
Milwaukee Brewers:                 3

SP:   Aaron Nola

LP:   Joaquin Benoit (1-4)


RBIs:

Ty Kelly = 1 (9)
Odubel Herrera = 1 (32)

Home Runs:

Odubel Herrera = 1 (8)

Runs Scored:

Odubel Herrera = 1 (34)
Cameron Rupp = 1 (21)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 88: Phillies (29-58) at Brewers (50-41)

Hi everybody,

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

Philadelphia Phillies:                6
Milwaukee Brewers:                 9

SP:   Nick Pivetta

LP:   Nick Pivetta (2-5)


RBIs:*

Maikel Franco = 2 (47)
Nick Williams = 1 (2)
Odubel Herrera = 2 (31)

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

Home Runs:

Odubel Herrera = 1 (7)

Runs Scored:

Aaron Altherr = 1 (40)
Cameron Perkins = 1 (3)
Freddy Galvis = 2 (33)
Andrew Knapp = 1 (20)
Odubel Herrera = 1 (33)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Thursday, July 13, 2017

National French Fry Day

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy National French Fry Day!  I hope you all get to have some french fries today!

Gonna have me some fries and a burger...

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Throwback Thursday (7-13-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's Throwback Thursday moment is from my saloon where I was serving some wine to one of my patrons.  The lady seemed to enjoy it and I always love to make my customers happy.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (7-12-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's gif is another view of the play where Chase barrelled through the Chicago Cubs catcher Dioner Navarro at home plate in a game in August 2013.  What a brutal slide/hit by Chase!


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

2017 MLB All-Star Game

Hi everybody,

The 2017 MLB All-Star game was last night and the National League lost to the American League 2-1 in 10 innings.  Even though the National League lost, Phils relief pitcher Pat Neshek pitched well.  Neshek pitched a scoreless 2nd inning and upped his potential trade value if the Phillies elect to move him by the trade deadline.


Congrats Pat Neshek

2-Time All-Star Neshek
All-Star Phillie Phanatic and friends before the All-Star Game

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Phillies All-Star Pat Neshek and the Phillie Phanatic Receive Their Jerseys

Hi everybody,

Phillies All-Star relief pitcher Pat Neshek and All-Star mascot the Phillie Phanatic received their NL All-Star jerseys during a pregame ceremony on Sunday (July 9th).  Neshek and the Phanatic seemed pretty happy when they were presented with their All-Star jerseys and got to pose with them on the field.  Congrats to Pat Neshek and the greatest mascot in all of sports...the Phillie Phanatic.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Monday, July 10, 2017

Chase Utley Gets His 1000th Career RBI

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to congratulate former Phillies 2nd baseman (and my hero) Chase Utley for knocking in his 1000th career RBI on Friday (July 7th) against the Kansas City Royals.  I wish Chase could have done this career milestone as a member of the Phils but I am still very happy for him.  Congrats again, Chase and as the great Harry Kalas once said....Chase Utley you are the man!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Jerad Eickhoff Returns from the DL

Hi everybody,

Phillies starting pitcher Jerad Eickhoff returned from the DL (Disabled List) before yesterday's (July 9th) game against the San Diego Padres.  Eickhoff had been on the DL since June 20th with a strained upper back.

Eickhoff looked impressive in his return and earned his first victory of the season.  Hopefully he will continue to pitch well when the Phils return from the All-Star break.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 87: Padres (38-49) at Phillies (28-58)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of yesterday's game:

San Diego Padres:                    1
Philadelphia Phillies:                7

SP:   Jerad Eickhoff

WP:   Jerad Eickhoff (1-7)


RBIs:

Nick Williams = 1 (1)
Cameron Rupp = 1 (15)
Freddy Galvis = 3 (37)
Odubel Herrera = 1 (29)
Aaron Altherr = 1 (44)

Home Runs:

Nick Williams = 1 (1)
Cameron Rupp = 1 (6)
Freddy Galvis = 2 (10)
Odubel Herrera = 1 (6)
Aaron Altherr = 1 (14)

Runs Scored:

Aaron Altherr = 2 (39)
Freddy Galvis = 2 (31)
Nick Williams = 1 (4)
Odubel Herrera = 1 (32)
Cameron Rupp = 1 (20)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 86: Padres (37-49) at Phillies (28-57)

Hi everybody,

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

San Diego Padres:                    2
Philadelphia Phillies:                1

SP:   Aaron Nola

LP:   Aaron Nola (6-6)


RBIs:

Maikel Franco = 1 (45)

Home Runs:

Maikel Franco = 1 (13)

Runs Scored:

Maikel Franco = 1 (32)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 85: Padres (36-49) at Phillies (28-56)

Hi everybody,

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

San Diego Padres:                    4
Philadelphia Phillies:                3

SP:   Nick Pivetta

LP:   Hector Neris (2-3)


RBIs:

Tommy Joseph = 1 (43)
Daniel Nava = 1 (15)
Freddy Galvis = 1 (34)

Home Runs:

Tommy Joseph = 1 (15)

Runs Scored:

Tommy Joseph = 1 (34)
Cameron Rupp = 1 (19)
Nick Williams = 1 (3)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Friday, July 7, 2017

Charleston Photo of the Month (July 2017)

Hi everybody,

This month's Charleston photo was taken at The Battery of the monument to Revolutionary War hero William Moultrie.  Moultrie successfully defended Charleston against a British attack in 1776 from a small fort on Sullivan's Island.  That fort would later be named Fort Moultrie in his honor.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase