Wednesday, July 31, 2019

David Robertson Done for the Season

Hi everybody,

Phillies relief pitcher David Robertson is done for the season after the Phillies announced earlier today that he is having elbow surgery.  Although Robertson is signed through next season, he may not recover until 2021 so he may have pitched his last game as a Phillie.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Phillies Acquire Corey Dickerson From Pirates

Hi everybody,

The Phillies traded international bonus money and a player to be named later to the Pittsburgh Pirates for outfielder Corey Dickerson earlier today.  Welcome to Philly, Corey Dickerson!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Phillies Acquire Free Agent Relief Pitcher Blake Parker

Hi everybody,

The Phillies signed free agent right-handed relief pitcher Blake Parker on Tuesday (July 30th). Parker will be replacing Edgar Garcia (sent to Triple A) in the bullpen. Welcome to Philly, Blake Parker!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Phillies Acquire Jason Vargas From Mets

Hi everybody,

The Phillies traded minor league catcher Austin Bossart to the New York Mets for left-handed starting pitcher Jason Vargas and cash considerations on Monday (July 29th).  Welcome to Philly, Jason Vargas!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Sean Rodriguez Returns from the DL

Hi everybody,

Phillies bench player Sean Rodriguez was reactivated from the DL (Disabled List) before Wednesday's (July 24th) game against the Detroit Tigers. Rodriguez has been on the DL since July 10th with a right abdominal strain.  To make room for Rodriguez on the 25 man roster, the injured Brad Miller was placed on the DL.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Brad Miller Placed on the DL

Hi everybody,

Phillies bench player Brad Miller was placed on the 10-day DL (Disabled List) on July 24th with a right hip flexor strain.  Miller has been replaced on the 25 man roster by the returning Sean Rodriguez.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Tommy Hunter Done for the Season

Hi everybody,

Phillies relief pitcher Tommy Hunter is done for the season after having season ending surgery to repair his flexor tendon on July 23rd.  Hunter is a free-agent at the end of the season so he has probably pitched his last game as a Phillie.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 107: Giants (55-53) at Phillies (56-51)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of tonight's game:

San Francisco Giants:                    5
Philadelphia Phillies:                      1

SP:   Vincent Velasquez

LP:   Vincent Velasquez (3-6)


RBIs:

Adam Haseley = 1 (10)

Runs Scored:

Bryce Harper = 1 (61)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 106: Giants (54-53) at Phillies (56-50)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

San Francisco Giants:                    2
Philadelphia Phillies:                      4

SP:   Drew Smyly

WP:   Drew Smyly (1-0)
SV:    Hector Neris (19)


RBIs:

Maikel Franco = 1 (47)
Adam Haseley = 1 (9)
Rhys Hoskins = 2 (68)

Home Runs:

Rhys Hoskins = 1 (23)

Runs Scored:

Bryce Harper = 1 (60)
Rhys Hoskins = 1 (54)
J.T. Realmuto = 1 (62)
Cesar Hernandez = 1 (48)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 105: Braves (62-44) at Phillies (55-50)

Hi everybody,

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

Atlanta Braves:                              4
Philadelphia Phillies:                    9

SP:   Aaron Nola

WP:   Aaron Nola (9-2)


RBIs:

Bryce Harper = 1 (72)
Adam Haseley = 2 (8)
Rhys Hoskins = 2 (66)
J.T. Realmuto = 4 (52)

Home Runs:

Bryce Harper = 1 (18)
Adam Haseley = 1 (3)
J.T. Realmuto = 1 (14)*
Rhys Hoskins = 1 (22)

* Grand Slam (5th Inning)

Runs Scored:

Scott Kingery = 1 (40)
Jean Segura = 1 (59)
Bryce Harper = 2 (59)
Rhys Hoskins = 1 (53)
J.T. Realmuto = 1 (61)
Cesar Hernandez = 1 (47)
Adam Haseley = 1 (8)
Aaron Nola = 1 (5)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 104: Braves (62-43) at Phillies (54-50)

Hi everybody,

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

Atlanta Braves:                             15
Philadelphia Phillies:                    7

SP:   Zach Eflin

LP:   Zach Eflin (7-11)


RBIs:*

Andrew Knapp = 2 (4)
J.T. Realmuto = 2 (48)
Sean Rodriguez = 2 (10)

* An additional run scored in the 2nd inning (Passed Ball)

Home Runs:

Sean Rodriguez = 1 (3)
J.T. Realmuto = 1 (13)

Runs Scored:

Scott Kingery = 1 (39)
Rhys Hoskins = 1 (52)
J.T. Realmuto = 1 (60)
Maikel Franco = 1 (41)
Sean Rodriguez = 3 (14)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 103: Braves (61-43) at Phillies (54-49)

Hi everybody,

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

Atlanta Braves:                              9
Philadelphia Phillies:                    2

SP:   Jake Arrieta

LP:   Jake Arrieta (8-8)


RBIs:

Bryce Harper = 1 (71)
Jean Segura = 1 (44)

Home Runs:

Jean Segura = 1 (11)

Runs Scored:

Jean Segura = 1 (58)
Adam Haseley = 1 (7)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 102: Phillies (54-48) at Tigers (30-67)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Wednesday, July 24th:

Philadelphia Phillies:                       4
Detroit Tigers:                                  0

SP:   Vincent Velasquez

WP:   Vincent Velasquez (3-5)


RBIs:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (43)
Rhys Hoskins = 1 (64)
J.T. Realmuto = 1 (46)
Nick Williams = 1 (5)

Home Runs:

J.T. Realmuto = 1 (12)
Nick Williams = 1 (2)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (46)
J.T. Realmuto = 1 (59)
Nick Williams = 1 (9)
Roman Quinn = 1 (9)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 101: Phillies (53-48) at Tigers (30-66)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Tuesday, July 23rd:*

Philadelphia Phillies:                       3
Detroit Tigers:                                  2

* Extra Innings (Game ended in the 15th)

SP:   Aaron Nola

WP:   Jose Alvarez (1-2)


RBIs:

Rhys Hoskins = 1 (63)
Roman Quinn = 2 (4)

Home Runs:

Roman Quinn = 1 (1)

Runs Scored:

Scott Kingery = 1 (38)
Adam Haseley = 1 (6)
Roman Quinn = 1 (8)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (7-31-19)

Hi everybody,

This week's photo is a shot of Chase hugging his second biggest fan after Chase threw out the first pitch during Chase Utley Retirement Night.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Monday, July 29, 2019

National Chicken Wing Day

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to wish you all a Happy National Chicken Wing Day!  I hope you all get to enjoy some chicken wings today.  Unfortunately I don't have a picture of me eating any chicken wings so here I am chowing down on some KFC.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Saturday, July 27, 2019

National New Jersey Day

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to with everyone a Happy National New Jersey Day!  If you don't live in New Jersey...please visit the Garden State.  I think you will have a great time.

Enjoying some Jersey Shore pizza from Ocean City....

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Happy Birthday Krispy Kreme

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to wish a Happy Birthday to Krispy Kreme...one of my favorite places to eat.  Thanks for all the great doughnuts that I have enjoyed over the years.

About to chow down with my pal Little Sherlock...

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Friday, July 26, 2019

Gettysburg Photo of the Month (July 2019)

Hi everybody,

This month's Gettysburg photo was taken a few years ago from the summit of Little Round Top.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Throwback Thursday (7-25-19)

Hi everybody,

This week's Throwback Thursday moment is a photo from a couple years back of me getting ready to enjoy a special Fourth of July cake that my friends had bought.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

National Tequila Day

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to wish you all a Happy National Tequila Day.  If you wish, I hope that you get to enjoy some tequila today...if you are at least 21 years old.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (7-24-19)

Hi everybody,

This week's photo is another shot of Chase and his second biggest fan Mac during Chase Utley Retirement Night.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Roy Halladay Inducted Into the National Baseball Hall of Fame

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to congratulate former Phillies starting pitcher and Wall of Famer the late Roy Halladay for his official induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Halladay was inducted on Sunday (July 21th) during a ceremony in Cooperstown, NY.  Halladay's widow Brandy gave an emotional induction speech honoring Halladay (Halliday Induction Speech). Congrats, Doc!  Wish you were here to have been a part of it!

Brandy Halladay Accepting HoF Award For Doc

Halladay Hall of Fame Plaque

R.I.P. Doc

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Phillies Acquire Free Agent Starting Pitcher Drew Smyly

Hi everybody,

The Phillies signed free agent starting pitcher Drew Smyly on Sunday (July 21st).  He is replacing Nick Pivetta (who is moving to the bullpen) in the starting rotation.  Welcome to Philly, Drew Smyly!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Phillies Acquire Mike Morin From Twins

Hi everybody,

The Phillies traded cash considerations to the Minnesota Twins for right handed relief pitcher Mike Morin on Saturday (July 20th).  To make room for Morin on the 25-man roster, the Phils sent relief pitcher J.D. Hammer down to Triple A.  Welcome to Philly, Mike Morin!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 100: Phillies (52-48) at Pirates (46-51)

Hi everybody,

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

Philadelphia Phillies:                     2
Pittsburgh Pirates:                         1

* Extra Innings (Game ended in the 11th)

SP:   Drew Smyly

WP:   Ranger Suarez (3-0)


RBIs:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (42)
Rhys Hoskins = 1 (62)

Home Runs:

Rhys Hoskins = 1 (21)

Runs Scored:

Bryce Harper = 1 (57)
Rhys Hoskins = 1 (51)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 99: Phillies (51-48) at Pirates (46-51)

Hi everybody,

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

Philadelphia Phillies:                     1
Pittsburgh Pirates:                         5

SP:   Zach Eflin

LP:   Zach Eflin (7-10)


RBIs:

Adam Haseley = 1 (6)

Runs Scored:

Brad Miller = 1 (7)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 98: Phillies (51-47) at Pirates (45-51)

Hi everybody,

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

Philadelphia Phillies:                     6
Pittsburgh Pirates:                         1

SP:   Jake Arrieta

WP:   Juan Nicasio (2-3)
SV:    Cole Irvin (1)


RBIs:*

Maikel Franco = 1 (46)
Bryce Harper = 1 (70)
Adam Haseley = 2 (5)
Jean Segura = 1 (43)

* An additional run scored in the 9th inning (Wild Pitch)

Home Runs:

Adam Haseley = 1 (2)

Runs Scored:

J.T. Realmuto = 1 (58)
Cesar Hernandez = 1 (45)
Maikel Franco = 2 (40)
Adam Haseley = 1 (5)
Brad Miller = 1 (6)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 97: Dodgers (64-35) at Phillies (50-47)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Thursday, July 18th:

Los Angeles Dodgers:                    6
Philadelphia Phillies:                      7

SP:   Aaron Nola

WP:   Ranger Suarez (2-0)
SV:    Hector Neris (18)


RBIs:

Bryce Harper = 2 (69)
Adam Haseley = 1 (3)
Rhys Hoskins = 2 (61)
J.T. Realmuto = 1 (45)
Jean Segura = 1 (42)

Home Runs:

Adam Haseley = 1 (1)

Runs Scored:

Scott Kingery = 1 (37)
Jean Segura = 1 (57)
Bryce Harper = 2 (56)
Adam Haseley = 2 (4)
Roman Quinn = 1 (7)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 96: Dodgers (64-34) at Phillies (49-47)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Wednesday, July 17th:

Los Angeles Dodgers:                    7
Philadelphia Phillies:                      2

SP:   Nick Pivetta

LP:   Juan Nicasio (1-3)


RBIs:

Adam Haseley = 1 (2)
Brad Miller = 1 (7)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (44)
Scott Kingery = 1 (36)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Sunday, July 21, 2019

National Ice Cream Day

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy National Ice Cream Day!  I hope you all get to enjoy some ice cream today!


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Friday, July 19, 2019

London Photo of the Month (July 2019)

Hi everybody,

This month's London photo is a shot of Speedy's Cafe.  Fans of the BBC series Sherlock will recognize Speedy's as the cafe located next door to Sherlock and Watson's residence at 221B Baker Street.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Throwback Thursday (7-18-19)

Hi everybody,

This week's Throwback Thursday moment is just a shot of me chilling in the pool on a hot summer day.  I was just relaxing by myself when this nice woman joined me for a spell.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Ryan Howard Retirement Day

Hi everybody,

Former Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard officially retired as a Phillie on Sunday (July 14th) and was honored before the game against the Washington Nationals.  The Phils gifted Big Piece with a beautiful painting of Howard after he hit the first of three home run in a single game.  There was also a cool tribute video of Howard's playing accomplishments.  Many former Phils players and coaches were in attendance to celebrate Howard's amazing career.

After Howard gave his speech he got to throw out the first pitch to his son.

I look forward to the day in a couple years when Ryan get inducted onto the Phillies Wall of Fame.  I also hope that a Baseball Hall of Fame induction and retirement of his number 6 by the Phils also occurs.

Congrats on an amazing career, Big Piece!


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Jay Bruce Placed on the DL

Hi everybody,

Phillies left fielder Jay Bruce was placed on the 10-day DL (Disabled List) earlier today (July 17th) with a right oblique strain.  Bruce has been replaced on the 25 man roster by Triple A outfielder Nick Williams.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Juan Nicasio Returns from the DL

Hi everybody,

Phillies relief pitcher Juan Nicasio was reactivated from the DL (Disabled List) before yesterday's (July 16th) game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.  Nicasio has been on the DL since July 4th with a left groin strain.  The Phils sent relief pitcher Yacksel Rios to Triple A to make room for Nicasio on the 25 man roster.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Edubray Ramos Placed on the DL

Hi everybody,

Phillies relief pitcher Edubray Ramos was placed on the 10-day DL (Disabled List) on July 16th with a right shoulder impingement. Ramos has been replaced on the 25 man roster by Triple A pitcher Austin Davis.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

J.T. Realmuto Named Phillies 2019 Heart and Hustle Award Winner

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to congratulate Phils catcher J.T. Realmuto for being selected as the Phillies 2019 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 7th during the 20th Annual Legends for Youth Dinner in New York City.  Congrats again, J.T.!


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Maikel Franco Gets His 100th Career Home Run

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to congratulate Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco for knocking in his 100th Career Home Run during Sunday's (July 14th) game against the Washington Nationals. Congrats to Maikel for reaching this career milestone.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Tommy Hunter Placed on the DL

Hi everybody,

Phillies relief pitcher Tommy Hunter was placed on the 10-day DL (Disabled List) on July 14th with a right forearm strain.  Hunter has been replaced on the 25 man roster by Triple A pitcher Edubray Ramos.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Sean Rodriguez Placed on the DL

Hi everybody,

Phillies bench player/infielder Sean Rodriguez was placed on the 10-day DL (Disabled List) on July 10th with a right abdominal strain. Rodriguez has been replaced on the 25 man roster by Triple A outfielder Adam Haseley.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

J.T. Realmuto Welcomes Baby Girl To Family

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to congratulate Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto and his family on the birth of his second daughter last Friday (July 12th).  Realmuto was placed on maternity leave for last Friday's game against the Washington Nationals.  He returned to the roster the next night.  Congrats again to the Realmuto family!


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 95: Dodgers (63-34) at Phillies (49-46)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Los Angeles Dodgers:                    8
Philadelphia Phillies:                      9

SP:   Vincent Velasquez

WP:   Ranger Suarez (1-0)


RBIs:

Bryce Harper = 5 (67)
Scott Kingery = 2 (30)
Brad Miller = 2 (6)

Home Runs:

Scott Kingery = 1 (13)
Brad Miller = 1 (3)
Bryce Harper = 1 (17)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (43)
Scott Kingery = 3 (35)
Bryce Harper = 1 (54)
J.T. Realmuto = 1 (57)
Brad Miller = 1 (5)
Vincent Velasquez = 1 (2)
Andrew Knapp = 1 (8)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 94: Dodgers (63-33) at Phillies (48-46)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Monday, July 15th:

Los Angeles Dodgers:                   16
Philadelphia Phillies:                      2

SP:   Zach Eflin

LP:   Zach Eflin (7-9)


RBIs:

Scott Kingery = 1 (28)
Maikel Franco = 1 (45)

Home Runs:

Scott Kingery = 1 (12)

Runs Scored:

Scott Kingery = 1 (32)
Rhys Hoskins = 1 (50)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 93: Nationals (49-43) at Phillies (48-45)

Hi everybody,

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

Washington Nationals:                   3
Philadelphia Phillies:                      4

SP:   Jake Arrieta

WP:   Hector Neris (2-4)


RBIs:

Maikel Franco = 1 (44)
J.T. Realmuto = 2 (44)
Jean Segura = 1 (41)

Home Runs:

J.T. Realmuto = 1 (11)
Maikel Franco = 1 (15)

Runs Scored:

Jean Segura = 1 (56)
J.T. Realmuto = 1 (56)
Maikel Franco = 2 (38)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase