Sunday, June 30, 2019

J.T. Realmuto Selected for 2019 National League All-Star Team

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to congratulate Phillies starting catcher J.T. Realmuto for his selection to the 2019 National League All-Star Team.  This is Realmuto's second All-Star appearance (2018 as a Miami Marlin) and first as a Phillie.  The All-Star Game will be played next Tuesday night (July 9th).  Congrats again, J.T. Realmuto!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Adam Haseley Returns from the DL

Hi everybody,

Phillies outfielder Adam Haseley was reactivated from the DL (Disabled List) on Friday (June 21th) and was assigned to the Triple A Lehigh Valley IronPigs.  Haseley has been on the DL since June 6th with a left groin strain.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Tommy Hunter Returns from the DL

Hi everybody,

Phillies relief pitcher Tommy Hunter was reactivated from the DL (Disabled List) before Friday's (June 28th) game against the Miami Marlins.  Hunter has been on the DL since Spring Training with a flexor strain.  The Phils designated relief pitcher Fernando Salas for assignment to make room for Hunter on the 25 man roster.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 84: Phillies (44-40) at Marlins (32-50)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of today's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                  13
Miami Marlins:                              6

SP:   Jake Arrieta

WP:   Jake Arrieta (8-6)


RBIs:*

Jake Arrieta = 2 (4)
Maikel Franco = 1 (40)
Bryce Harper = 4 (59)
Rhys Hoskins = 1 (55)
Brad Miller = 2 (4)

* An additional run scored in the 3rd inning (Stolen Home)
* An additional run scored in the 6th inning (Interference)
* An additional run scored in the 6th inning (Wild Pitch)

Home Runs:

Brad Miller = 1 (2)
Bryce Harper = 1 (15)

Runs Scored:

Scott Kingery = 1 (28)
Jean Segura = 2 (49)
Sean Rodriguez = 1 (9)
Bryce Harper = 2 (50)
J.T. Realmuto = 1 (49)
Cesar Hernandez = 2 (41)
Brad Miller = 2 (4)
Maikel Franco = 1 (34)
Jake Arrieta = 1 (2)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 83: Phillies (43-40) at Marlins (32-49)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of yesterday's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                   6
Miami Marlins:                              9

SP:   Zach Eflin

LP:   Adam Morgan (2-3)


RBIs:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (37)
Rhys Hoskins = 2 (54)
Scott Kingery = 2 (26)
J.T. Realmuto = 1 (37)

Home Runs:

Rhys Hoskins = 1 (19)

Runs Scored:

Scott Kingery = 1 (27)
Bryce Harper = 2 (48)
Rhys Hoskins = 1 (43)
Cesar Hernandez = 1 (39)
Maikel Franco = 1 (33)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 82: Phillies (43-39) at Marlins (31-49)

Hi everybody,

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

Philadelphia Phillies:                   2
Miami Marlins:                              6

SP:   Vincent Velasquez

LP:   Vincent Velasquez (2-5)


RBIs:

Vincent Velasquez = 2 (2)

Home Runs:

Vincent Velasquez = 1 (1)

Runs Scored:

Maikel Franco = 1 (32)
Vincent Velasquez = 1 (1)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Friday, June 28, 2019

Gettysburg Photo of the Month (June 2019)

Hi everybody,

This month's Gettysburg photo is a shot of a an old cottage house across the street from General Lee's Headquarters.  The old cottage used to be part of the Quality Inn Hotel that was located right by General Lee's Headquarters.  The hotel was purchased by the Gettysburg National Military Park a few years ago and the land was returned to the way it looked in 1863.  The cottage across the street remained though and is now not used.

My friends and I stayed at the cottage during one of my first visits to Gettysburg and I have some old pictures of me taken in the cottage.  They can be seen from time to time in my Throwback Thursday posts so check them out when you have a chance.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Chase Utley Retirement Night

Hi everybody,

Former Phillies second baseman, icon  and my hero Chase Utley officially retired as a Phillie on Friday (June 21st) and was honored before the game against the Miami Marlins.  The Phils gifted The Man with a custom painted glove showing some of his career highlights as well as a cool tribute video.  Many former Phils players and coaches were in attendance to celebrate Chase's amazing career.

After Chase gave his speech (https://www.mlb.com/phillies/video/utley-s-retirement-ceremony), he got to throw out the first pitch to a long-time fan who has always wanted to play catch with him....Mac from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

Finally gonna play catch...

I look forward to the day in a couple years when Chase get inducted onto the Phillies Wall of Fame.  I also hope that a Baseball Hall of Fame induction and retirement of his number 26 by the Phils also occurs.

I just want to add that this blog would have never started if it wasn't for my love of Chase and the Phillies so thank you to Chase and the Phils for that.

Congrats on an amazing career, Chase!



Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Adam Morgan Returns from the DL

Hi everybody,

Phillies relief pitcher Adam Morgan was reactivated from the DL (Disabled List) before Friday's (June 21th) game against the Miami Marlins.  Morgan has been on the DL since May 26th with a left forearm strain.  The Phils sent pitcher Cole Irvin to Triple A to make room for Morgan on the 25 man roster.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Pat Neshek Placed on the DL

Hi everybody,

Phillies relief pitcher Pat Neshek was placed on the 10-day DL (Disabled List) on June 20th with a left hamstring strain. Neshek has been replaced on the 25 man roster by Triple A pitcher Ranger Suarez.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 81: Mets (37-45) at Phillies (43-38)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of today's game:

New York Mets:                             3
Philadelphia Phillies:                    6

SP:   Aaron Nola

WP:   J.D. Hammer (1-0)


RBIs:

Bryce Harper = 1 (55)
Maikel Franco = 2 (39)
Jean Segura = 3 (38)

Home Runs:

Bryce Harper = 1 (14)
Maikel Franco = 1 (12)
Jean Segura = 1 (10)

Runs Scored:

Scott Kingery = 1 (26)
Jean Segura = 1 (47)
Bryce Harper = 1 (46)
Cesar Hernandez = 1 (38)
Maikel Franco = 1 (31)
Sean Rodriguez = 1 (8)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 80: Mets (37-44) at Phillies (42-38)

Hi everybody,

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

New York Mets:                             4
Philadelphia Phillies:                    5

* Extra Innings (Game ended in the 10th)

SP:   Nick Pivetta

WP:   Edgar Garcia (2-0)


RBIs:

Jay Bruce = 1 (20)
Cesar Hernandez = 1 (36)
Jean Segura = 3 (35)

Home Runs:

Jean Segura = 1 (9)

Runs Scored:

Jean Segura = 1 (46)
Roman Quinn = 1 (5)
J.T. Realmuto = 1 (48)
Cesar Hernandez = 1 (37)
Brad Miller = 1 (2)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 79: Mets (37-43) at Phillies (41-38)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Tuesday, June 25th:

New York Mets:                             5
Philadelphia Phillies:                    7

SP:   Jake Arrieta

WP:   Jake Arrieta (7-6)
SV:    Hector Neris (16)


RBIs:

Jay Bruce = 1 (19)
Maikel Franco = 2 (37)
Cesar Hernandez = 1 (35)
Rhys Hoskins = 1 (52)
Scott Kingery = 1 (24)
Brad Miller = 1 (2)

Home Runs:

Scott Kingery = 1 (10)
Rhys Hoskins = 1 (18)
Maikel Franco = 1 (11)
Brad Miller = 1 (1)

Runs Scored:

Scott Kingery = 1 (25)
Bryce Harper = 1 (45)
Rhys Hoskins = 1 (42)
J.T. Realmuto = 1 (47)
Cesar Hernandez = 1 (36)
Maikel Franco = 1 (30)
Brad Miller = 1 (1)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 78: Mets (37-42) at Phillies (40-38)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Monday, June 24th:

New York Mets:                             7
Philadelphia Phillies:                  13

SP:   Zach Eflin

WP:   Zach Eflin (7-7)


RBIs:

Jay Bruce = 2 (18)
Maikel Franco = 3 (35)
Bryce Harper = 2 (54)
Cesar Hernandez = 1 (34)
Rhys Hoskins = 1 (51)
Scott Kingery = 1 (23)
Roman Quinn = 1 (2)
Jean Segura = 2 (32)

Home Runs:

Jean Segura = 1 (8)
Rhys Hoskins = 1 (17)
Maikel Franco = 1 (10)
Jay Bruce = 1 (7)

Runs Scored:

Scott Kingery = 2 (24)
Jean Segura = 2 (45)
Rhys Hoskins = 1 (41)
J.T. Realmuto = 2 (46)
Cesar Hernandez = 1 (35)
Roman Quinn = 2 (4)
Maikel Franco = 2 (29)
Jay Bruce = 1 (11)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 77: Marlins (30-46) at Phillies (39-38)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Sunday, June 23rd:

Miami Marlins:                               6
Philadelphia Phillies:                    4

SP:   Enyel De Los Santos

LP:   Enyel De Los Santos (0-1)


RBIs:

Jay Bruce = 1 (16)
Sean Rodriguez = 1 (6)
Jean Segura = 2 (30)

Runs Scored:

Bryce Harper = 2 (44)
Rhys Hoskins = 1 (40)
Cesar Hernandez = 1 (34)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 76: Marlins (29-46) at Phillies (39-37)

Hi everybody,

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

Miami Marlins:                               5
Philadelphia Phillies:                    3

SP:   Vincent Velasquez

LP:   Adam Morgan (2-2)


RBIs:

Bryce Harper = 2 (52)
Rhys Hoskins = 1 (50)

Home Runs:

Bryce Harper = 1 (13)
Rhys Hoskins = 1 (16)

Runs Scored:

Bryce Harper = 1 (42)
Rhys Hoskins = 1 (39)
Cesar Hernandez = 1 (33)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 75: Marlins (28-46) at Phillies (39-36)

Hi everybody,

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

Miami Marlins:                               2
Philadelphia Phillies:                    1

SP:   Aaron Nola

LP:   Aaron Nola (6-2)


Runs Scored:*

Roman Quinn = 1 (2)

* Run scored in the 3rd inning when Quinn stole home


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 74: Phillies (39-35) at Nationals (36-38)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Thursday, June 20th:

Philadelphia Phillies:                       4
Washington Nationals:                    7

SP:   Nick Pivetta

LP:   Nick Pivetta (4-2)


RBIs:

Jay Bruce = 2 (15)
Bryce Harper = 1 (50)
Jean Segura = 1 (28)

Home Runs:

Jean Segura = 1 (7)
Jay Bruce = 1 (6)

Runs Scored:

Jay Bruce = 1 (10)
Jean Segura = 1 (43)
Cesar Hernandez = 1 (32)
Maikel Franco = 1 (27)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Throwback Thursday (6-27-19)

Hi everybody,

This week's Throwback Thursday moment is a shot taken a few years ago of my newly renovated saloon just as I was opening up.  As you all can see, I'm ready to serve some drinks.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (6-26-19)

Hi everybody,

This week's photo is a shot of Chase and Jayson Werth celebrating after scoring some runs during the 2008 World Series.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Friday, June 21, 2019

London Photo of the Month (June 2019)

Hi everybody,

This month's London photo is of a statue of the famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes.  The statue is located right by the Baker Street station entrance of the London Underground.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

National Selfie Day

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy National Selfie Day!  Hope you all enjoy sharing pictures of your mugs today!


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Throwback Thursday (6-20-19)

Hi everybody,

This week's Throwback Thursday moment is another shot of me bartending at my old bar before the renovations that changed it to LC's Saloon.  Here I am serving some pumpkin beer to my thirsty clients.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Jerad Eickhoff Placed on the DL

Hi everybody,

Phillies starting pitcher Jerad Eickhoff was placed on the 10-day DL (Disabled List) on Monday (June 17th) with right bicep tendinitis.  It is not known at this time who will replace Eickhoff in the starting rotation.  Triple A relief pitcher Edgar Garcia has been brought up to take Eickhoff's place on the 25 man roster.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Roman Quinn Returns from the DL

Hi everybody,

Phillies outfielder Roman Quinn was reactivated from the DL (Disabled List) on Monday (June 17th).  Quinn has been on the DL since April 25th with a right groin strain.  The Phils sent outfielder Nick Williams to Triple A to make room for Quinn on the 25 man roster.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Pat Neshek Returns from the DL

Hi everybody,

Phillies relief pitcher Pat Neshek was reactivated from the DL (Disabled List) before Sunday's (June 16th) game against the Atlanta Braves.  Neshek has been on the DL since May 24th with a right shoulder strain.  The Phils sent relief pitchers Ranger Suarez and Edgar Garcia to Triple A to make room for Neshek and pitcher Cole Irvin on the 25 man roster.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Phillies Acquire Brad Miller From Yankees

Hi everybody,

The Phillies acquired reserve infielder Jay Bruce from the New York Yankees for cash considerations on Friday (June 14th). Miller replaces reserve infielder Phil Gosselin (sent to Triple A) on the 25 man roster.  Welcome to Philly, Brad Miller!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 73: Phillies (39-34) at Nationals (35-38)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of tonight's game:*

Philadelphia Phillies:                       0
Washington Nationals:                    2

* Game 2 of Double Header

SP:   Jake Arrieta

LP:   Jake Arrieta (6-6)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 72: Phillies (39-33) at Nationals (34-38)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of today's game:*

Philadelphia Phillies:                       2
Washington Nationals:                    6

* Game 1 of Double Header

SP:   Zach Eflin

LP:   Zach Eflin (6-7)


RBIs:

Scott Kingery = 1 (22)
Brad Miller = 1 (1)

Home Runs:

Scott Kingery = 1 (9)

Runs Scored:

Scott Kingery = 1 (22)
Cesar Hernandez = 1 (31)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Phillies Game on 6/18/19 Against the Nationals Rained Out

Hi everybody,

Unfortunately the Phillies game on Tuesday, June 18th against the Washington Nationals was postponed do to the weather.  The Phils and Nationals are scheduled to play a double header on Tuesday (September 24th) to make-up the game.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Phillies Game on 6/17/19 Against the Nationals Rained Out

Hi everybody,

Unfortunately the Phillies game on Monday, June 17th against the Washington Nationals was postponed do to the weather.  The Phils and Nationals are scheduled to play a double header on Wednesday (June 19th) to make-up the game.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 71: Phillies (39-32) at Braves (42-30)

Hi everybody,

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

Philadelphia Phillies:                    1
Atlanta Braves:                            15

SP:   Vincent Velasquez

LP:   Vincent Velasquez (2-4)


RBIs:

Bryce Harper = 1 (49)

Runs Scored:

Andrew Knapp = 1 (7)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 70: Phillies (39-31) at Braves (41-30)

Hi everybody,

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

Philadelphia Phillies:                   6
Atlanta Braves:                            5

SP:   Aaron Nola

WP:   Edubray Ramos (1-0)
SV:    Hector Neris (15)


RBIs:*

Cesar Hernandez = 3 (33)
Scott Kingery = 2 (21)

* An additional run scored in the 3rd inning (Fielding Error)

Home Runs:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (7)

Runs Scored:

Bryce Harper = 1 (41)
J.T. Realmuto = 1 (44)
Rhys Hoskins = 1 (38)
Scott Kingery = 1 (21)
Sean Rodriguez = 1 (7)
Cesar Hernandez = 1 (30)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 69: Phillies (38-31) at Braves (41-29)

Hi everybody,

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

Philadelphia Phillies:                   8
Atlanta Braves:                            9

SP:   Nick Pivetta

LP:   Hector Neris (1-3)


RBIs:*

Bryce Harper = 2 (48)
Cesar Hernandez = 1 (30)
Rhys Hoskins = 2 (49)
Scott Kingery = 1 (19)
Sean Rodriguez = 1 (5)

* An additional run scored in the 5th inning (Wild Pitch)

Home Runs:

Bryce Harper = 1 (12)
Scott Kingery = 1 (8)
Rhys Hoskins = 1 (15)

Runs Scored:

Jean Segura = 1 (42)
Bryce Harper = 1 (40)
J.T. Realmuto = 2 (43)
Rhys Hoskins = 1 (37)
Jay Bruce = 1 (9)
Scott Kingery = 2 (20)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (6-19-19)

Hi everybody,

This week's photo is another shot of Chase celebrating with Jimmy Rollins.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Sunday, June 16, 2019

National Mascot Day

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to wish a Happy National Mascot Day to the greatest mascot in all of sports...the Phillie Phanatic!  Enjoy your special day, Big Guy!


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

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 14, 2019

Charleston Photo of the Month (June 2019)

Hi everybody,

This month's Charleston photo is a shot taken last year of the pineapple fountain down by the waterfront.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Happy Flag Day

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to wish you all a Happy Flag Day!


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

United States Army Birthday

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to wish the United States Army a Happy 244th 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

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Phillies Phestival

Hi everybody,

The 2019 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

Throwback Thursday (6-13-19)

Hi everybody,

This week's Throwback Thursday moment is from a few years ago at my bar serving tequila shots.  This was before the renovations that changed Little C's to LC's Saloon.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Game 68: Diamondbacks (36-33) at Phillies (38-30)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of tonight's game:

Arizona Diamondbacks:              2
Philadelphia Phillies:                   0

SP:   Zach Eflin

LP:   Zach Eflin (6-6)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 67: Diamondbacks (35-33) at Phillies (38-29)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Arizona Diamondbacks:              4
Philadelphia Phillies:                   7

SP:   Jake Arrieta

WP:   Jake Arrieta (6-5)
SV:    Hector Neris (14)


RBIs:*

Jay Bruce = 1 (13)
Bryce Harper = 1 (46)
Rhys Hoskins = 1 (47)
Scott Kingery = 3 (18)

* An additional run scored in the 5th inning (Throwing Error)

Home Runs:

Scott Kingery = 1 (7)

Runs Scored:

Rhys Hoskins = 1 (36)
J.T. Realmuto = 2 (41)
Jay Bruce = 1 (8)
Scott Kingery = 1 (18)
Sean Rodriguez = 1 (6)
Phil Gosselin = 1 (3)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 66: Diamondbacks (35-32) at Phillies (37-29)

Hi everybody,

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

Arizona Diamondbacks:             13
Philadelphia Phillies:                   8

SP:   Jerad Eickhoff

LP:   Jerad Eickhoff (3-4)


RBIs:

Jay Bruce = 1 (12)
Maikel Franco = 1 (32)
Bryce Harper = 1 (45)
Rhys Hoskins = 2 (46)
Scott Kingery = 2 (15)
Jean Segura = 1 (27)

Home Runs:

Jean Segura = 1 (6)
Scott Kingery = 2 (6)
Rhys Hoskins = 1 (14)
Jay Bruce = 1 (5)

Runs Scored:

Jean Segura = 2 (41)
Rhys Hoskins = 1 (35)
Jay Bruce = 1 (7)
Scott Kingery = 3 (17)
Nick Williams = 1 (8)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 65: Reds (29-35) at Phillies (37-28)

Hi everybody,

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

Cincinnati Reds:                          4
Philadelphia Phillies:                  3

SP:   Aaron Nola

LP:   Jose Alvarez (0-2)


RBIs:

Rhys Hoskins = 2 (44)
Jean Segura = 1 (26)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (29)
Bryce Harper = 1 (39)
Maikel Franco = 1 (26)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 64: Reds (28-35) at Phillies (37-27)

Hi everybody,

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

Cincinnati Reds:                          1
Philadelphia Phillies:                  4

SP:   Nick Pivetta

WP:   Nick Pivetta (4-1)


RBIs:

Jay Bruce = 2 (11)
J.T. Realmuto = 1 (36)
Jean Segura = 1 (25)

Home Runs:

J.T. Realmuto = 1 (10)

Runs Scored:

Bryce Harper = 1 (38)
Jean Segura = 1 (39)
Rhys Hoskins = 1 (34)
J.T. Realmuto = 1 (39)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase