Saturday, August 31, 2019

2019 NL East August Standings

Hi everybody,

Here are the NL East standings as of August 31st:



NL East                                    W         L       PCT        GB

Atlanta Braves                        83        54      .606         --
Washington Nationals            76        58      .567       5.5
Philadelphia Phillies               69        65      .515      12.5
New York Mets                        69        66       .511       13
Miami Marlins                          48        87      .356       34


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 134: Mets (69-66) at Phillies (69-65)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of today's game:

New York Mets:                              6
Philadelphia Phillies:                    3

SP:   Jason Vargas

LP:   Jason Vargas (0-2)


RBIs:

Bryce Harper = 2 (97)
Andrew Knapp = 1 (5)

Home Runs:

Bryce Harper = 1 (29)

Runs Scored:

Jean Segura = 1 (71)
Bryce Harper = 1 (84)
Logan Morrison = 1 (3)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 133: Mets (68-66) at Phillies (69-64)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

New York Mets:                             11
Philadelphia Phillies:                    5

SP:   Aaron Nola

LP:   Mike Morin (1-1)


RBIs:

Corey Dickerson = 1 (24)
Bryce Harper = 1 (95)
Rhys Hoskins = 1 (75)
J.T. Realmuto = 2 (71)

Runs Scored:

Corey Dickerson = 1 (9)
Bryce Harper = 1 (83)
Adam Haseley = 2 (19)
Logan Morrison = 1 (2)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 132: Pirates (56-77) at Phillies (69-63)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Wednesday, August 28th:

Pittsburgh Pirates:                            3
Philadelphia Phillies:                       12

SP:   Vincent Velasquez

WP:   Vincent Velasquez (6-7)


RBIs:*

Corey Dickerson = 1 (23)
Bryce Harper = 1 (94)
Adam Haseley = 2 (18)
Cesar Hernandez = 3 (57)
Rhys Hoskins = 1 (74)
Scott Kingery = 1 (44)
J.T. Realmuto = 1 (69)
Jean Segura = 1 (53)

* An additional run scored in the 7th inning (Passed Ball)

Home Runs:

Corey Dickerson = 1 (5)
J.T. Realmuto = 1 (20)

Runs Scored:

Corey Dickerson = 1 (8)
J.T. Realmuto = 2 (81)
Bryce Harper = 3 (82)
Rhys Hoskins = 2 (73)
Jean Segura = 1 (70)
Cesar Hernandez = 2 (61)
Adam Haseley = 1 (17)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Trio of Phillies Relief Pitchers Likely Done For The Season

Hi everybody,

Phillies announced earlier today that relief pitchers Seranthony Dominguez (UCL injury), Adam Morgan (strained left flexor) and Pat Neshek (strained left hamstring) are likely done for the season.  There was some hope that the three relievers may pitch in September but sadly won't be the case. The Phis relief pitchers have been devastated by injuries this season and this has played a big part in their struggles.

Dominguez

Morgan

Neshek

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Throwback Thursday (8-29-19)

Hi everybody,

This week's Throwback Thursday moment is from last fall when my friends made me and my best pal Little Sherlock a North Carolina Lemon Pie. What a great pie!  I hope my friends bring me and Little Sherlock another one of those pies someday.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Juan Nicasio Placed on the DL

Hi everybody,

Phillies relief pitcher Juan Nicasio was placed on the 10-day DL (Disabled List) on August 24th with right rotator cuff tendinitis.  In an additional move, Nick Pivetta was also sent down to Triple A.  Nicasio and Nivetta have been replaced on the 25 man roster by Triple A pitchers Edgar Garcia and Austin Davis.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Harper Family Has A Baby Boy

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to congratulate Phillies right-fielder Bryce Harper and his wife Kayla on the birth of their first child (Krew Aaron Harper) last Thursday (August 22nd).

While Bryce was on paternity leave this past weekend (August 23rd-25th)...Maikel Franco was brought up from Triple A to take his place on the 25 man roster.

Congrats again to the Harper family!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

2019 MLB Players Weekend

Hi everybody,

This past weekend (August 23rd-25th) was the 3rd annual MLB Players Weekend so the Phils were celebrating in Miami with special uniforms.  The players were also allowed to use nicknames on their jerseys as well as the permission to wear/use customized belts, shoes and bats.

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

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 131: Pirates (56-76) at Phillies (68-63)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Pittsburgh Pirates:                           5
Philadelphia Phillies:                       4

SP:   Drew Smyly

LP:   Hector Neris (2-5)


RBIs:

Corey Dickerson = 1 (22)
Adam Haseley = 2 (16)
Logan Morrison = 1 (1)

Home Runs:

Logan Morrison = 1 (1)

Runs Scored:

Bryce Harper = 1 (79)
Corey Dickerson = 1 (7)
Sean Rodriguez = 1 (18)
Logan Morrison = 1 (1)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 130: Pirates (55-76) at Phillies (68-62)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Monday, August 26th:

Pittsburgh Pirates:                           5
Philadelphia Phillies:                       6

* Extra Innings (Game ended in the 11th)

SP:   Jason Vargas

WP:   Mike Morin (1-0)


RBIs:

Corey Dickerson = 2 (21)
Bryce Harper = 1 (93)
Brad Miller = 2 (10)
Sean Rodriguez = 1 (11)

Home Runs:

Brad Miller = 1 (4)
Bryce Harper = 1 (28)
Corey Dickerson = 1 (4)
Sean Rodriguez = 1 (4)*

* Walk-off Home Run (11th inning)

Runs Scored:

Bryce Harper = 1 (78)
J.T. Realmuto = 2 (79)
Corey Dickerson = 1 (6)
Brad Miller = 1 (10)
Sean Rodriguez = 1 (17)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 129: Phillies (67-62) at Marlins (47-82)

Hi everybody,

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

Philadelphia Phillies:                   2
Miami Marlins:                              3

SP:   Aaron Nola

LP:   Aaron Nola (12-4)


RBIs:

Rhys Hoskins = 2 (73)

Home Runs:

Rhys Hoskins = 1 (25)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (59)
Rhys Hoskins = 1 (71)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 128: Phillies (67-61) at Marlins (46-82)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Saturday, August 24th:

Philadelphia Phillies:                   9
Miami Marlins:                              3

SP:   Zach Eflin

WP:   Zach Eflin (8-11)


RBIs:

Corey Dickerson = 5 (19)
Scott Kingery = 3 (43)
J.T. Realmuto = 1 (68)

Home Runs:

Scott Kingery = 1 (15)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 2 (58)
Rhys Hoskins = 2 (70)
Corey Dickerson = 1 (5)
Jean Segura = 1 (69)
Scott Kingery = 1 (51)
Zach Eflin = 1 (2)
Maikel Franco = 1 (44)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 127: Phillies (66-61) at Marlins (46-81)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Friday, August 23rd:

Philadelphia Phillies:                  11
Miami Marlins:                             19

SP:   Vincent Velasquez

LP:   Nick Pivetta (4-6)


RBIs:

Corey Dickerson = 2 (14)
Maikel Franco = 1 (48)
Adam Haseley = 1 (14)
Cesar Hernandez = 1 (54)
Rhys Hoskins = 1 (71)
Scott Kingery = 3 (40)
J.T. Realmuto = 1 (67)
Vincent Velasquez = 1 (3)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (56)
Rhys Hoskins = 2 (68)
J.T. Realmuto = 2 (77)
Jean Segura = 2 (68)
Brad Miller = 1 (9)
Maikel Franco = 2 (43)
Scott Kingery = 1 (50)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 126: Phillies (66-60) at Red Sox (68-61)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Wednesday, August 21st:

Philadelphia Phillies:                 5
Boston Red Sox:                        2

SP:   Drew Smyly

WP:   Jared Hughes (1-1)
SV:    Hector Neris (23)


RBIs:*

Corey Dickerson = 2 (12)
Bryce Harper = 2 (92)

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

Home Runs:

Bryce Harper = 1 (27)

Runs Scored:

Rhys Hoskins = 2 (66)
Bryce Harper = 1 (77)
Cesar Hernandez = 1 (55)
Adam Haseley = 1 (16)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (8-28-19)

Hi everybody,

This week's photo is a shot of Chase and his wife Jen hanging out and having some fun.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Saturday, August 24, 2019

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 will eat this sammich someday!!!

Someday you will be mine.....

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Friday, August 23, 2019

Gettysburg Photo of the Month (August 2019)

Hi everybody,

This month's Gettysburg photo is a pic of a group of Union monuments on Doubleday Road near the Peace Light Memorial and the Doubleday Inn.



Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Throwback Thursday (8-22-19)

Hi everybody,

This week's Throwback Thursday moment is from several years back and is a shot of me chowing down on some pie.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Cole Hamels Pitched First Game At Citizens Bank Park Since Being Traded

Classy move...
Hi everybody,

Former Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels pitched in Citizens Bank Park last Wednesday (August 14th) for the first time since being traded to the Texas Rangers in July 2015.  Although Hamels (now pitching for the Chicago Cubs) had a rough outing he was treated with a standing ovation by the Philly fans.

In an extremely classy move, Hamels also wore the Phils commemorative patch honoring the late David Montgomery...who passed away on May 8th. When asked about potentially being fined for wearing it, Hamels said that Montgomery had meant a lot to him and his family and didn't care if he was fined.

Hamels is a free agent at the end of this season and I hope the Phils sign him as a free agent in the offseason.  Would love to see him finish his career as a Phillie.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Jerad Eickhoff Returns from the DL

Hi everybody,

Phillies starting pitcher Jerad Eickhoff was reactivated from the DL (Disabled List) yesterday (August 20th) and was assigned to the Triple A Lehigh Valley IronPigs.  Eickhoff has been on the DL since June 17th with right bicep tendinitis.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Roman Quinn Placed on the DL

Hi everybody,

Phillies center fielder Roman Quinn was placed on the 10-day DL (Disabled List) last Saturday (August 17th) with a right groin strain. Quinn has been replaced on the 25 man roster by relief pitcher Jared Hughes.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Phillies Acquire Free Agent Relief Pitcher Jared Hughes

Hi everybody,

The Phillies signed free agent right-handed relief pitcher Jared Hughes last Saturday (August 17th). Welcome to Philly, Jared Hughes!

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Jake Arrieta Done for the Season

Hi everybody,

Phillies starting pitcher Jake Arrieta is done for the season because he is having surgery to repair the bone spur in his right elbow.  Arrieta is expected to be ready to go by Spring Training. 1st Baseman/Bench Bat Logan Morrison has been called up from Triple A to replace Arrieta on the 25-man roster.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 125: Phillies (65-60) at Red Sox (68-60)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                 3
Boston Red Sox:                        2

SP:   Aaron Nola

WP:   Aaron Nola (12-3)
SV:    Hector Neris (22)


RBIs:

Scott Kingery = 1 (37)
Jean Segura = 2 (52)

Runs Scored:

Rhys Hoskins = 1 (64)
Bryce Harper = 1 (76)
Jean Segura = 1 (66)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 124: Padres (58-65) at Phillies (64-60)

Hi everybody,

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

San Diego Padres:                    3
Philadelphia Phillies:                2

SP:   Jason Vargas

LP:   Jared Hughes (0-1)


RBIs:

Jean Segura = 2 (50)

Runs Scored:

Bryce Harper = 1 (75)
Adam Haseley = 1 (15)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 123: Padres (57-65) at Phillies (64-59)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Saturday, August 17th:

San Diego Padres:                    5
Philadelphia Phillies:                3

SP:   Zach Eflin

LP:   Nick Pivetta (4-5)


RBIs:

Zach Eflin = 1 (2)
Scott Kingery = 1 (36)
J.T. Realmuto = 1 (66)

Home Runs:

J.T. Realmuto = 1 (19)

Runs Scored:

J.T. Realmuto = 1 (75)
Jean Segura = 1 (65)
Scott Kingery = 1 (49)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 122: Padres (56-65) at Phillies (64-58)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Friday, August 16th:

San Diego Padres:                    4
Philadelphia Phillies:                8

SP:   Vincent Velasquez

WP:   Vincent Velasquez (5-7)


RBIs:*

Bryce Harper = 3 (90)
Cesar Hernandez = 1 (53)
Roman Quinn = 1 (11)
J.T. Realmuto = 2 (65)

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

Home Runs:

Roman Quinn = 1 (4)
J.T. Realmuto = 1 (18)
Bryce Harper = 1 (26)

Runs Scored:

Roman Quinn = 2 (18)
Bryce Harper = 2 (74)
J.T. Realmuto = 1 (74)
Jean Segura = 2 (64)
Cesar Hernandez = 1 (54)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 121: Cubs (64-57) at Phillies (63-58)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Thursday, August 15th:

Chicago Cubs:                               5
Philadelphia Phillies:                    7

SP:   Drew Smyly

WP:   Ranger Suarez (4-1)


RBIs:

Corey Dickerson = 1 (10)
Bryce Harper = 4 (87)
Brad Miller = 1 (8)
Roman Quinn = 1 (10)

Home Runs:

Bryce Harper = 1 (25)*

* Walk-Off Grand Slam (9th Inning)

Runs Scored:

Rhys Hoskins = 1 (63)
Bryce Harper = 1 (72)
Cesar Hernandez = 1 (53)
Scott Kingery = 1 (48)
Brad Miller = 1 (8)
Roman Quinn = 2 (16)

This was the most exciting and biggest win the Phils have had since 2011. Harper was pumped up after blasting the game winning Grand Slam.  Here is the video of the blast and post-game celebration (Harper Grand Slam).

Harper go BOOM!!!

Bryce celebrating...

Harper commenting on Philly after the game...


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 120: Cubs (64-56) at Phillies (62-58)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Wednesday, August 14th:

Chicago Cubs:                               1
Philadelphia Phillies:                    11

SP:   Aaron Nola

WP:   Aaron Nola (11-3)


RBIs:

Bryce Harper = 3 (83)
Adam Haseley = 1 (13)
Cesar Hernandez = 1 (52)
Rhys Hoskins = 1 (70)
Aaron Nola = 1 (2)
J.T. Realmuto = 4 (63)

Home Runs:

Bryce Harper = 2 (24)
J.T. Realmuto = 1 (17)*

* Grand Slam (3rd Inning)

Runs Scored:

Rhys Hoskins = 2 (62)
J.T. Realmuto = 1 (73)
Bryce Harper = 2 (71)
Scott Kingery = 1 (47)
Roman Quinn = 2 (14)
Cesar Hernandez = 1 (52)
Adam Haseley = 1 (14)
Aaron Nola = 1 (6)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (8-21-19)

Hi everybody,

This week's photo is a just a shot of Chase celebrating a win with his teammates.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Monday, August 19, 2019

World Photography Day

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to wish you all a Happy World Photography Day!  I hope you all get to take and enjoy some pictures today.  For this special day, I wanted to share this photo my friends took in London of Buckingham Palace at dusk.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Saturday, August 17, 2019

National Honey Bee Day

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to wish you all a Happy National Honey Bee Day.  I hope you all get to appreciate some honey bees and have some honey today.  I know that I plan to eat lots of honey as soon as I finish my flight.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Friday, August 16, 2019

London Photo of the Month (August 2019)

Hi everybody,

This month's London photo is a pic of the Tower Bridge that was taken at night near the Tower of London.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

National Roller Coaster Day

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to wish you all a Happy National Roller Coaster Day.  I hope you all get to ride on a roller coaster today.  Unfortunately, I won't be able to go on one but here is a picture of me in front of a roller coaster in Ocean City, NJ.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Throwback Thursday (8-15-19)

Hi everybody,

This week's Throwback Thursday moment is from a few years back just before I was about to chow down on some KFC chicken and sides.  Seeing that KFC chicken is making me hungry.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

National Relaxation Day

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to wish you all a Happy National Lazy Day.  I hope you all get to do some relaxing today.  I plan to celebrate by taking a nap.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Charlie Manuel Named New Phillies Hitting Coach

Hi everybody,

Former Phillies manager Charlie Manuel was named the new Phillies Hitting Coach before last night's (August 13th) game against the Chicago Cubs.  Charlie (who starts working with the hitters today) replaces John Mallee for the remainder of the 2019 season.  Even though Charlie is only expected to be hitting coach for the remainder of the season, I hope his many years of experience will help some of the players. Welcome back Charlie!!!

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) last Friday (August 9th) with a left flexor strain.  Bruce has been replaced on the 25 man roster by Triple A outfielder Adam Haseley.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Jay Bruce Returns from the DL

Hi everybody,

Phillies left fielder Jay Bruce was reactivated from the DL (Disabled List) before Thursday's (August 8th) game against the San Francisco Giants. Bruce has been on the DL since July 17th with a right oblique strain.  To make room for Bruce on the 25 man roster, Adam Haseley was sent down to Triple A.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 119: Cubs (64-55) at Phillies (61-58)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Chicago Cubs:                               2
Philadelphia Phillies:                    4

SP:   Jason Vargas

WP:   Blake Parker (1-0)


RBIs:

Scott Kingery = 1 (35)
Roman Quinn = 1 (9)
J.T. Realmuto = 2 (59)

Home Runs:

J.T. Realmuto = 1 (16)

Runs Scored:

J.T. Realmuto = 2 (72)
Sean Rodriguez = 1 (16)
Andrew Knapp = 1 (10)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 118: Phillies (60-58) at Giants (59-60)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Sunday, August 11th:

Philadelphia Phillies:                      6
San Francisco Giants:                    9

SP:   Jake Arrieta

LP:   Jose Alvarez (3-3)


RBIs:

Corey Dickerson = 1 (9)
Bryce Harper = 2 (80)
Cesar Hernandez = 2 (51)
Roman Quinn = 1 (8)

Runs Scored:

J.T. Realmuto = 3 (70)
Scott Kingery = 2 (46)
Cesar Hernandez = 1 (51)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 117: Phillies (60-57) at Giants (58-60)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Saturday, August 10th:

Philadelphia Phillies:                      1
San Francisco Giants:                    3

SP:   Vincent Velasquez

LP:   Vincent Velasquez (4-7)


RBIs:

Corey Dickerson = 1 (8)

Home Runs:

Corey Dickerson = 1 (3)

Runs Scored:

Corey Dickerson = 1 (4)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase