Thursday, August 31, 2017

Throwback Thursday (8-31-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's Throwback Thursday moment was from a couple years ago when my friends grilled some burgers and hot dogs.  That was an excellent meal.  I hope we can do some grilling this Labor Day weekend.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Phils Eliminated From NL East Division Race

Hi everybody,

Just wanted to let you know that the Phils were officially eliminated from the the NL East Division race yesterday.  This will mark the sixth straight season of not winning the NL East after 5-straight NL East Titles from 2007-2011. Even though we pretty much knew since the beginning of the season that this was going to happen, it still stinks.


Sigh....

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 132: Braves (58-72) at Phillies (49-82)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of yesterday's game:

Atlanta Braves:                            5
Philadelphia Phillies:                  2

* Game 2 of a doubleheader

SP:   Mark Leiter Jr.

LP:   Mark Leiter Jr. (2-4)


RBIs:

Pedro Florimon = 1 (5)
Andres Blanco = 1 (11)

Runs Scored:

Maikel Franco = 1 (52)
Hyun Soo Kim = 1 (5)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 131: Braves (57-72) at Phillies (49-81)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of yesterday's game:*

Atlanta Braves:                            9
Philadelphia Phillies:                  1

* Game 1 of a doubleheader

SP:   Jerad Eickhoff

LP:   Jerad Eickhoff (4-8)


RBIs:

Jorge Alfaro = 1 (5)

Runs Scored:

Rhys Hoskins = 1 (19)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (8-30-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's photo is of Chase sitting in the dugout during a game.  With the way he looks, I wouldn't be surprised if that shot was taken during his last season with the Phils.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Phillies Game Against the Braves Rained Out

Hi everybody,

Unfortunately last night's Phillies game against the Atlanta Braves was postponed due to the weather.  The Phils and Braves will make-up the game later today as part of a doubleheader.

Keeping dry the best I can...

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Game 130: Braves (57-71) at Phillies (48-81)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Atlanta Braves:                            1
Philadelphia Phillies:                  6

SP:   Aaron Nola

WP:   Aaron Nola (10-9)


RBIs:

Aaron Nola = 1 (1)
Rhys Hoskins = 1 (25)
Maikel Franco = 1 (62)
Cameron Rupp = 2 (30)
Andres Blanco = 1 (10)

Home Runs:

Cameron Rupp = 1 (14)

Runs Scored:

Nick Williams = 1 (30)
Rhys Hoskins = 2 (18)
Daniel Nava = 1 (20)
Pedro Florimon = 1 (4)
Cameron Rupp = 1 (34)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Monday, August 28, 2017

Rhys Hoskins Makes MLB History

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to congratulate Phillies outfielder (and future first baseman) Rhys Hoskins for making MLB history by becoming the fastest player to hit 11 home runs in his MLB debut. Hoskins has been on a tear since he arrived in the big leagues 17 games ago.  He has hit 11 home runs, 24 RBIs and scored 16 runs.  He has also homered in his last 5 games.

Hoskins has even been impressive in left field even though he is considered a first baseman.  He was involved in an amazing triple play against the Cubs yesterday (August 27th) after he caught a ball in left field and threw to 2nd base.

Congrats on this honor and keep up the great work, Rhys!


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Players Weekend

Hi everybody,

This past weekend (August 25th-27th) was the 1st annual MLB Players Weekend so the Phils were celebrating in style down at the ballpark with special uniforms and caps inspired by youth leagues.  The players were also allowed to use nicknames on their jerseys as well as a tribute patch on their right sleeve honoring a person or organization that was instrumental in the players development.

Here is a link where you all can see all the nicknames and tribute patch names of all the Phils players (Phillies Nicknames and Tribute Patches).

Even my hero Chase Utley got in on the action with his nickname of Silver Fox.  I couldn't find a picture of Chase in the special jersey but did find a pic of just the jersey.  I'm pretty sure that if Chase was still a Phillie that he would have be nicknamed The Man.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Daniel Nava Returns from the DL

Hi everybody,

Phillies outfielder Daniel Nava returned from the DL (Disabled List) just before Friday night's (August 25th) game against the Chicago Cubs.  Nava had been on the DL since August 12th with a strained lower back.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Philadelphia Soul Wins ArenaBowl XXX

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to congratulate the Philadelphia Soul for winning ArenaBowl XXX last night by the score of 44-40 against the Tampa Bay Storm.  This is the Soul's third ArenaBowl Championship.  The Soul won their first title in 2008 and their second title in 2016.  Congrats again to the Two-Time Champs!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 129: Cubs (69-59) at Phillies (47-81)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of today's game:

Chicago Cubs:                               3
Philadelphia Phillies:                    6

SP:   Nick Pivetta

WP:   Nick Pivetta (5-9)
SV:    Hector Neris (16)


RBIs:*

Freddy Galvis = 2 (56)
Nick Williams = 2 (30)
Rhys Hoskins = 1 (24)

* An additional run scored in the 5th in due to a wild pitch

Home Runs:

Nick Williams = 1 (8)
Rhys Hoskins = 1 (11)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (65)
Freddy Galvis = 1 (57)
Nick Williams = 1 (29)
Rhys Hoskins = 1 (16)
Pedro Florimon = 1 (3)
Cameron Rupp = 1 (33)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 128: Cubs (68-59) at Phillies (47-80)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Chicago Cubs:                              17
Philadelphia Phillies:                    2

SP:   Ben Lively

LP:   Ben Lively (1-5)


RBIs:

Rhys Hoskins = 2 (23)

Home Runs:

Rhys Hoskins = 1 (10)

Runs Scored:

Freddy Galvis = 1 (56)
Rhys Hoskins = 1 (15)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 127: Cubs (68-58) at Phillies (46-80)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Friday, August 25th:

Chicago Cubs:                               1
Philadelphia Phillies:                    7

SP:   Jerad Eickhoff

WP:   Jerad Eickhoff (4-7)


RBIs:

Rhys Hoskins = 2 (21)
Cesar Hernandez = 3 (26)
Freddy Galvis = 1 (54)
Maikel Franco = 1 (61)

Home Runs:

Rhys Hoskins = 1 (9)
Maikel Franco = 1 (18)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (64)
Freddy Galvis = 1 (55)
Rhys Hoskins = 1 (14)
Maikel Franco = 2 (51)
Jorge Alfaro = 1 (4)
Jerad Eickhoff = 1 (3)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Friday, August 25, 2017

Gettysburg Photo of the Month (August 2017)

Hi everybody,

This month's photo was taken on Little Round Top during my trip to Gettysburg in April.  Little Round Top was the scene of heavy fighting on the second day of battle and the monument in the picture is of Union General Gouverneur K. Warren (Gouverneur K. Warren) who ordered the fortification of Little Round Top just prior to a Confederate flank attack.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Philadelphia Soul Playing in ArenaBowl XXX Tomorrow Night

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to let everyone know that the Philadelphia Soul will be playing for the Arena Bowl Championship tomorrow night (August 26th) against the Tampa Bay Storm.  The Soul (who finished the regular season with a 13-1 record) are looking to capture their second straight AFL Title (Philadelphia Soul Wins ArenaBowl XXIX) and third in team history.  Good luck tomorrow night Soul...I'll be rooting for you!


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Chase Utley's Amazing Catch

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to share the gif of my hero Chase Utley's amazing catch in the 8th inning of the Dodgers/Pirates game on Wednesday night (August 23rd) to preserve a perfect game by Dodger pitcher Rich Hill.  Although the Dodgers would end up not getting the perfect game (or the win)....this Utley catch still deserves praise.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 126: Marlins (62-63) at Phillies (46-79)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of yesterday's game:

Miami Marlins:                               9
Philadelphia Phillies:                   8

SP:   Jake Thompson

LP:   Luis Garcia (1-4)


RBIs:

Rhys Hoskins = 3 (19)
Tommy Joseph = 3 (63)
Nick Williams = 2 (28)

Home Runs:

Rhys Hoskins = 1 (8)
Tommy Joseph = 1 (19)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (63)
Freddy Galvis = 1 (54)
Nick Williams = 1 (28)
Rhys Hoskins = 2 (13)
Tommy Joseph = 1 (46)
Cameron Rupp = 1 (32)
Jake Thompson = 1 (1)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Thursday, August 24, 2017

National Waffle Day

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy National Waffle Day!  I hope you all get to eat lots of waffles today!  I know that I'm planning to eat quite a few!



I just wish I could get my hands on a few of these!

I need this in my life.....

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Throwback Thursday (8-24-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's Throwback Thursday moment is from a few years ago when I first got to try Popeyes Chicken.  It was great and it is safe to say that I have eaten Popeyes many more times since.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 125: Marlins (62-62) at Phillies (45-79)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Miami Marlins:                               0
Philadelphia Phillies:                   8

SP:   Mark Leiter Jr.

WP:   Mark Leiter Jr. (2-3)


RBIs:

Tommy Joseph = 1 (60)
Freddy Galvis = 1 (53)
Rhys Hoskins = 5 (16)
Jorge Alfaro = 1 (4)

Home Runs:

Rhys Hoskins = 1 (7)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (62)
Freddy Galvis = 2 (53)
Nick Williams = 3 (27)
Rhys Hoskins = 1 (11)
Maikel Franco = 1 (49)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (8-23-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's photo is a shot of Chase taking a swing at a ball.  Not sure if Chase got a hit but I sure do miss seeing Chase play here in Philly.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Zach Eflin Placed on the DL

Hi everybody,

Phillies starting pitcher Zach Eflin was placed on the 10-day DL (Disabled List) with a strained right shoulder yesterday (August 22nd).  The injury isn't thought to be serious and the Phils are hoping that Eflin only misses one start.  Minor League pitcher Yacksel Rios has been brought up from Triple A to take Eflin's place on the 25-man roster.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Vincent Velasquez Done for the Season

Hi everybody,

The Phillies announced yesterday (August 22nd) that starting pitcher Vincent Velasquez will be having season ending surgery to help the blood flow to his injured right middle finger.  The injury occurred on August 11th (Vincent Velasquez Placed on DL) and Velasquez hasn't pitched since.  Velasquez is expected to be completely healed and ready for Spring Training.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 124: Marlins (61-62) at Phillies (45-78)

Hi everybody,

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

Miami Marlins:                               7
Philadelphia Phillies:                   4

* Game 2 of a doubleheader

SP:   Nick Pivetta

LP:   Nick Pivetta (4-9)


RBIs:

Nick Williams = 1 (26)
Andres Blanco = 2 (9)
Tommy Joseph = 1 (59)

Home Runs:

Nick Williams = 1 (7)
Andres Blanco = 1 (3)
Tommy Joseph = 1 (18)

Runs Scored:

Nick Williams = 1 (24)
Tommy Joseph = 1 (45)
Hyun Soo Kim = 1 (4)
Andres Blanco = 1 (8)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 123: Marlins (60-62) at Phillies (45-77)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of yesterday's game:*

Miami Marlins:                              12
Philadelphia Phillies:                   8

* Game 1 of a doubleheader

SP:   Aaron Nola

LP:   Aaron Nola (9-9)


RBIs:

Rhys Hoskins = 2 (11)
Cameron Rupp = 1 (28)
Maikel Franco = 1 (60)
Cesar Hernandez = 1 (23)
Tommy Joseph = 1 (58)
Andres Blanco = 2 (7)

Home Runs:

Rhys Hoskins = 1 (6)
Cameron Rupp = 1 (13)
Cesar Hernandez = 1 (8)
Tommy Joseph = 1 (17)
Andres Blanco = 1 (2)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (61)
Nick Williams = 1 (23)
Rhys Hoskins = 1 (10)
Tommy Joseph = 2 (44)
Hyun Soo Kim = 1 (3)
Cameron Rupp = 1 (31)
Andres Blanco = 1 (7)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Krispy Kreme Eclipse Doughnut

Hi everybody,

To help celebrate the solar eclipse yesterday (August 21st), Krispy Kreme decided to sell a special chocolate glazed doughnut.  The doughnut was sold all day yesterday and a few hours on Saturday and Sunday (August 19th-20th).

As soon as I heard about these bad boys...I knew that I had to have at least a couple dozen.  My friends were nice enough to drive me into South Jersey to visit the Krispy Kreme in Collingswood on Saturday afternoon so I could get some of the first ones made.  After waiting in line for a little while, I saw those special doughnuts heading down the conveyor belt toward me.

Krispy Kreme Collingswood

Waiting in line.....

Here they come...

After purchasing a lot of them, we headed home and admired our bounty before I got down to some serious eating.

Need doughnuts....

Time to eat the first of many....

I quickly ate the first dozen and when I was ready to eat the next batch...I showed them off to my best pal Little Sherlock before offering him some.

Admiring the doughnuts with my pal Little Sherlock

Thanks for making these Krispy Kreme.  I hope to see them again someday...preferably before the next eclipse.



Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Monday, August 21, 2017

Odubel Herrera Placed on the DL

Hi everybody,

Phillies starting center fielder Odubel Herrera was placed on the 10-day DL (Disabled List) with a sore left hamstring before Friday night's (August 18th) game against the San Francisco Giants.  It is believed that the injury occurred during last Monday's (August 14th) game against the San Diego Padres.  El Torito hasn't played since and will be eligible to return to the roster on August 26th if he is ready.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 122: Phillies (44-77) at Giants (50-75)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of yesterday's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                     5
San Francisco Giants:                   2

SP:   Ben Lively

WP:   Adam Morgan (2-1)
SV:    Hector Neris (15)


RBIs:

Pedro Florimon = 3 (4)
Jorge Alfaro = 1 (3)
Rhys Hoskins = 1 (9)

Home Runs:

Rhys Hoskins = 1 (5)

Runs Scored:

Rhys Hoskins = 2 (9)
Maikel Franco = 1 (48)
Jorge Alfaro = 1 (3)
Nick Williams = 1 (22)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 121: Phillies (43-77) at Giants (50-74)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Saturday, August 19th:

Philadelphia Phillies:                    12
San Francisco Giants:                   9

SP:   Jerad Eickhoff

WP:   Adam Morgan (1-1)
SV:    Hector Neris (14)


RBIs:

Cameron Perkins = 2 (7)
Rhys Hoskins = 3 (8)
Pedro Florimon = 1 (1)
Freddy Galvis = 1 (52)
Ty Kelly = 4 (14)
Cameron Rupp = 1 (27)

Home Runs:

Rhys Hoskins = 1 (4)
Ty Kelly = 1 (2)*
Cameron Rupp = 1 (12)

* Grand Slam in the 6th inning

Runs Scored:

Freddy Galvis = 2 (51)
Nick Williams = 2 (21)
Rhys Hoskins = 2 (7)
Maikel Franco = 1 (47)
Ty Kelly = 1 (7)
Cameron Rupp = 2 (30)
Cameron Perkins = 1 (6)
Pedro Florimon = 1 (2)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 120: Phillies (43-76) at Giants (49-74)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Friday, August 18th:

Philadelphia Phillies:                     2
San Francisco Giants:                  10

SP:   Zach Eflin

LP:   Zach Eflin (1-5)


RBIs:

Freddy Galvis = 2 (51)

Runs Scored:

Jorge Alfaro = 1 (2)
Pedro Florimon = 1 (1)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Friday, August 18, 2017

Game 119: Phillies (43-75) at Giants (48-74)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                     4
San Francisco Giants:                   5


SP:   Aaron Nola

LP:   Aaron Nola (9-8)


RBIs:*

Cameron Rupp = 1 (26)
Nick Williams = 1 (25)
Hyun Soo Kim = 1 (1)

* An additional run scored in the 6th inning during a double play ball hit by
  Tommy Joseph

Home Runs:

Cameron Rupp = 1 (11)
Nick Williams = 1 (6)

Runs Scored:

Nick Williams = 1 (19)
Rhys Hoskins = 1 (5)
Maikel Franco = 1 (46)
Cameron Rupp = 1 (28)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Throwback Thursday (8-17-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's Throwback Thursday moment is from a few years ago when I went to a Phillies game and got my Chase Utley Bobblehead figurine.  When we got home I couldn't wait to open it.  My friends said that after I opened it I stared at it for a long time.  What a cool giveaway from the Phils!


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 118: Phillies (43-74) at Padres (53-66)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of yesterday's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                0
San Diego Padres:                    3

SP:   Nick Pivetta

LP:   Nick Pivetta (4-8)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (8-16-17)

Hi everybody,

This week's photo of Chase is just a cool shot that I found.  Looks like he either just got a hit or is running the bases after another home run.  I'm just going to assume that it is the latter.


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 lower back before last night's (August 15th) game against the San Diego Padres.  It is believed that the injury occurred during Friday's (August 11th) game against the New York Mets so Nava's DL stint is retroactive to Saturday, August 12th.  This is the third time this season that Nava has been on the DL.  Cameron Perkins has been brought up from Triple A to take Nava's place on the roster.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase