Sunday, September 29, 2019

Time to Put My Phils Jersey Away

Hi everybody,

With the 2019 season coming to a close...it's time for me to put my Phillies jersey away.  Will still be watching playoff baseball as well as watching other Philly sports but this time of year is always a little sad for me.  I'll miss watching the Phils every night. 

We'll still have some fun on the blog though and before you know it...it will be time to put that Phils jersey back on again.


See you in 2020, Phillies....

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Phillies Get ??? Pick in 2020 MLB Draft

Hi everybody,

The Phillies will be receiving the fifteenth pick in the 2020 MLB Draft due to their 81-81 record.  I hope this pick in next year's draft will help the Phils in a few seasons when they will hopefully be contenders again.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

2019 NL East Final Standings

Hi everybody,

Here are the final standings for the NL East this season:



NL East                                    W         L       PCT        GB

Atlanta Braves                        97        65      .599         --
Washington Nationals            93        69      .574         4
New York Mets                        86        76      .531        11
Philadelphia Phillies               81        81      .500        16
Miami Marlins                          57       105     .352        40

The Phillies ended the season with one more win than last season.  The season once again started with great promise but another late season slump put the Phils out of contention.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 162: Marlins (57-105) at Phillies (81-81)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of today's game:

Miami Marlins:                               4
Philadelphia Phillies:                    3

SP:   Blake Parker

LP:   Blake Parker (2-1)



RBIs:

Brad Miller = 3 (21)

Home Runs:

Brad Miller = 2 (12)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (77)
Brad Miller = 2 (22)


After a second straight season with a hot start and cold finish...the Phillies finish the season with a 81-81 record and that my friends is that.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

National Coffee Day

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to wish you all a Happy National Coffee Day!  Hope you all get to enjoy a great cup of Joe or two today....and maybe a couple donuts!!


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Game 161: Marlins (56-105) at Phillies (81-80)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of tonight's game:

Miami Marlins:                               3
Philadelphia Phillies:                    9

SP:   Zach Eflin

WP:   Zach Eflin (10-13)


RBIs:

Maikel Franco = 2 (56)
Deivy Grunion = 1 (1)
Bryce Harper = 3 (114)
Adam Haseley = 2 (26)
Cesar Hernandez = 1 (71)

Home Runs:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (14)
Maikel Franco = 1 (17)
Bryce Harper = 1 (35)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (76)
Phil Gosselin = 1 (5)
Bryce Harper = 1 (98)
Rhys Hoskins = 1 (86)
Sean Rodriguez = 2 (24)
Maikel Franco = 1 (48)
Adam Haseley = 1 (30)
Zach Eflin = 1 (3)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

National Ghost Hunting Day

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to wish you all a Happy National Ghost Hunting Day!  Be safe if you go out ghost hunting tonight!

Boo

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

National Drink Beer Day

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy National Drink Beer Day!  I hope all you adults get a chance to have a cold one sometime today...but do drink responsibly.

I hear the best place to get a great beer at is LC's Saloon.  What a classy joint LC's is plus the bartender/owner is one of smartest and best looking guys around. :-)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Vacation Time in Charleston

Hi everybody,

I'm off to Charleston, SC for vacation with my friends.  I may not be able to post much while away but you can follow all of my vacay adventures on Twitter.  Just click the link at the bottom of the page to get to my Twitter page.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Friday, September 27, 2019

Game 160: Marlins (56-104) at Phillies (80-80)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of tonight's game:

Miami Marlins:                               4
Philadelphia Phillies:                    5

* Extra Innings (Game ended in the 15th)

SP:   Vincent Velasquez

WP:   Ranger Suarez (6-1)



RBIs:**

Bryce Harper = 2 (111)
Adam Haseley = 1 (24)
Rhys Hoskins = 1 (85)

** An additional run scored in the 15th inning (Fielding Error)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 2 (75)
Bryce Harper = 1 (97)
Rhys Hoskins = 1 (85)
Brad Miller = 1 (20)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Gettysburg Photo of the Month (September 2019)

Hi everybody,

This month's Gettysburg photo is a shot of the Doubleday Inn.  The Doubleday Inn is located on the Gettysburg Battlefield near the Peace Light Memorial.  Although I have never stayed there, my friends have and they really enjoyed it.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Week 4: Philadelphia Eagles (2-2) Beat Green Bay Packers (3-1)

Hi everybody,

The Eagles beat the Packers earlier tonight 34-27 to even their record at 2-2.  The Birds will play the New York Jets next Sunday (October 6th) in Philly.  Go Birds!


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 159: Phillies (79-80) at Nationals (90-69)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of today's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                       3
Washington Nationals:                    6

SP:   Jason Vargas

LP:   Jason Vargas (1-4)


RBIs:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (70)
Andrew Knapp = 2 (8)

Home Runs:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (13)
Andrew Knapp = 1 (2)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (73)
Maikel Franco = 1 (47)
Andrew Knapp = 1 (12)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

National Key Lime Pie Day

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to wish you all a Happy National Key Lime Pie Day!  I hope you all get to enjoy some Key Lime Pie today.  I certainly am planning on having some with my good pal Little Sherlock.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Throwback Thursday (9-26-19)

Hi everybody,

This week's Throwback Thursday moment is yet another photo of me posing with some of the food that I brought home from my first ever visit to Roy Rogers Restaurant.  This time I'm pictured with my empty drink cup and my cinnamon roll dessert.

I guess this past month in Throwback Thursday was Roy Rogers month. I'm guessing that I really want to get back there and get some more chow.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

J.T. Realmuto Done for the Season

Hi everybody,

Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto is done for the season with a right knee injury. The Phils announced earlier today that he will be having meniscus cleanup surgery on his right knee as early as this Friday (September 27th).  The surgery is considered minor and Realmuto will be ready to go by Spring Training.

Realmuto enters the last year of his contract in 2020 but his amazing play should ensure that the Phillies sign him to a long-term deal this offseason.

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) yesterday (September 24th).  Nicasio has been on the DL since August 24th with right rotator cuff tendinitis.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Phils Eliminated From Post-Season Play

Hi everybody,

Just wanted to let you all know that the Phils were officially eliminated from post-season play after Game 1 of yesterday's (September 24th) Double Header against the Washington Nationals.  This will mark the eigth straight season of not reaching the playoffs after making it five years in a row (with 5-straight NL East Titles) from 2007-2011.

After an amazing offseason with the Phils signing Bryce Harper and Andrew McCutchen as well as trading for J.T. Realmuto....it stinks how the Phils once again stumbled late in the season and were unable to make the playoffs.

I miss this....

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 158: Phillies (79-79) at Nationals (89-69)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of tonight's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                       2
Washington Nationals:                    5

SP:   Drew Smyly

LP:   Mike Morin (1-3)


RBIs:

Rhys Hoskins = 1 (84)
Brad Miller = 1 (18)

Home Runs:

Brad Miller = 1 (10)

Runs Scored:

Bryce Harper = 1 (96)
Brad Miller = 1 (19)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 157: Phillies (79-78) at Nationals (88-69)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of last night's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                       5
Washington Nationals:                    6

* Game 2 of Double Header

SP:   Aaron Nola

LP:   Aaron Nola (12-7)


RBIs:

Brad Miller = 4 (17)
Bryce Harper = 1 (109)

Home Runs:

Brad Miller = 2 (9)
Bryce Harper = 1 (34)

Runs Scored:

Logan Morrison = 1 (5)
Jean Segura = 1 (79)
Brad Miller = 2 (18)
Bryce Harper = 1 (95)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 156: Phillies (79-77) at Nationals (87-69)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of yesterday's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                       1
Washington Nationals:                    4

* Game 1 of Double Header

SP:   Blake Parker

LP:   Nick Vincent (1-2)


RBIs:

Jean Segura = 1 (60)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (72)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 155: Phillies (79-76) at Nationals (86-69)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Monday, September 23rd:

Philadelphia Phillies:                       2
Washington Nationals:                    7

SP:   Zach Eflin

LP:   Zach Eflin (9-13)


RBIs:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (69)
Andrew Knapp = 1 (6)

Runs Scored:

Bryce Harper = 1 (94)
Adam Haseley = 1 (29)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 154: Phillies (79-75) at Indians (92-64)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Sunday, September 22nd:

Philadelphia Phillies:                     1
Cleveland Indians:                        10

SP:   Vincent Velasquez

LP:   Vincent Velasquez (7-8)


RBIs:

J.T. Realmuto = 1 (83)

Runs Scored:

Scott Kingery = 1 (64)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 153: Phillies (79-74) at Indians (91-64)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Saturday, September 21st:

Philadelphia Phillies:                     9
Cleveland Indians:                         4

SP:   Jason Vargas

WP:   Jason Vargas (1-3)


RBIs:

Jay Bruce = 1 (31)
Bryce Harper = 4 (108)
Adam Haseley = 1 (23)
Cesar Hernandez = 1 (68)
Brad Miller = 2 (13)

Home Runs:

Brad Miller = 2 (7)
Bryce Harper = 1 (33)
Jay Bruce = 1 (12)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (71)
J.T. Realmuto = 1 (92)
Bryce Harper = 1 (93)
Jay Bruce = 1 (16)
Jean Segura = 1 (78)
Brad Miller = 2 (16)
Scott Kingery = 1 (63)
Adam Haseley = 1 (28)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 152: Phillies (78-74) at Indians (91-63)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Friday, September 20th:

Philadelphia Phillies:                     2
Cleveland Indians:                         5

SP:   Drew Smyly

LP:   Drew Smyly (3-2)


RBIs:

Maikel Franco = 2 (54)

Runs Scored:

Brad Miller = 1 (14)
Adam Haseley = 1 (27)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 151: Phillies (78-73) at Braves (94-60)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Thursday, September 19th:

Philadelphia Phillies:                   4
Atlanta Braves:                            5

SP:   Aaron Nola

LP:   Aaron Nola (12-6)


RBIs:

Adam Haseley = 1 (22)
Cesar Hernandez = 1 (67)
Scott Kingery = 1 (55)
Jean Segura = 1 (59)

Runs Scored:

Bryce Harper = 1 (92)
Rhys Hoskins = 1 (84)
Scott Kingery = 1 (62)
Adam Haseley = 1 (26)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 150: Phillies (78-72) at Braves (93-60)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Wednesday, September 18th:

Philadelphia Phillies:                   4
Atlanta Braves:                            1

SP:   Zach Eflin

WP:   Zach Eflin (9-12)
SV:    Hector Neris (28)


RBIs:

Bryce Harper = 2 (104)
Cesar Hernandez = 1 (66)
Jean Segura = 1 (58)

Home Runs:

Bryce Harper = 1 (32)
Cesar Hernandez = 1 (12)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (70)
J.T. Realmuto = 2 (91)
Bryce Harper = 1 (91)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (9-25-19)

Hi everybody,

This week's photo is just a shot of Chase watching the game from the dugout.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

National Comic Book Day

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to wish you all a Happy National Comic Book Day!  I hope you all get to read some comic books today.  Instead of reading some comic books, I decided to celebrate by reenacting some superhero scenes with my pal Little Sherlock.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Week 3: Philadelphia Eagles (1-2) Lose To Detroit Lions (2-0-1)

Hi everybody,

The Eagles lost to the Lions 27-24 tonight to obtain a record of 1-2.  The Birds will play the Green Bay Packers this Thursday night (September 26th) in Green Bay.  Go Birds!


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Friday, September 20, 2019

London Photo of the Month (September 2019)

Hi everybody,

This month's London photo is a shot of the Palace of Westminster (where the British Parliament meets) as well as an iconic double decker bus.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

National Pepperoni Pizza Day

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to wish you all a Happy National Pepperoni Pizza Day.  I hope you all get to eat some pepperoni pizza today.

Not much pepperoni left so I guess I'll eat some sausage slices...

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Throwback Thursday (9-19-19)

Hi everybody,

This week's Throwback Thursday moment is another shot of me posing with some of the food that I brought home from my first visit to Roy Rogers Restaurant.  As you can see, I already finished my fries and drink before the picture was taken.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

National Talk Like A Pirate Day

Arrgh everybody,

I just wanted to wish all ye landlubbers a Happy National Talk Like A Pirate Day!  I hope ye all get to speak like a pirate today!  Shiver me timbers!


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

National Cheeseburger Day

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to wish you all a Happy National Cheeseburger Day!  I hope you all get to enjoy a cheeseburger today.  I certainly am planning on downing a few cheeseburgers to celebrate.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Chase Utley Photo of the Week (9-18-19)

Hi everybody,

This week's photo is another shot of Chase running the bases.


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Alec Bohm and Ethan Lindow Named 2019 Paul Owens Award Winners

Hi everybody,

Phillies minor league prospects Alec Bohm and Ethan Lindow were named the the 2019 Paul Owens Award Winners on Thursday, September 12th and were presented their awards before the game against the Atlanta Braves.

The Paul Owens Award is presented to the best Phillies minor league player (Bohm) and pitcher (Lindow).  Congrats to both players.  I expect we will see both of them up with the big league team someday.

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Corey Dickerson Done for the Season

Hi everybody,

Phillies left fielder Corey Dickerson is done for the season after suffering a fractured left foot. 

Dickerson is a free agent at the end of the season but has played extremely well since being acquired in a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates at the end of July.

Dickerson has said that he has enjoyed his time in Philly and would like to stay with the team next season.  We shall see if the Phils offer him a contract in the offseason.  I'd like to see him back if the Phils can make it work.

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 on Sunday (September 15th). This will mark the eigth straight season of not winning the NL East after 5-straight NL East Titles from 2007-2011.  The Phils still have a slim shot of making the NL Playoffs as a Wildcard Team but they have a uphill battle to obtain one of the two Wildcard slots.

I miss those days....

Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 149: Phillies (77-72) at Braves (93-59)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of tonight's game:

Philadelphia Phillies:                   5
Atlanta Braves:                            4

SP:   Vincent Velasquez

WP:   Vincent Velasquez (7-7)
SV:    Hector Neris (27)


RBIs:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (65)
Rhys Hoskins = 2 (83)
Jose Pirela = 2 (2)

Home Runs:

Rhys Hoskins = 1 (29)
Jose Pirela = 1 (1)

Runs Scored:

Bryce Harper = 1 (90)
Rhys Hoskins = 1 (83)
Scott Kingery = 1 (61)
Sean Rodriguez = 1 (22)
Jose Pirela = 1 (1)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 148: Red Sox (79-70) at Phillies (76-72)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Sunday, September 15th:

Boston Red Sox:                           6
Philadelphia Phillies:                    3

SP:   Jason Vargas

LP:   Jason Vargas (0-3)


RBIs:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (64)
Rhys Hoskins = 1 (81)
Jean Segura = 1 (57)

Home Runs:

Rhys Hoskins = 1 (28)

Runs Scored:

Rhys Hoskins = 2 (82)
Scott Kingery = 1 (60)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 147: Red Sox (78-70) at Phillies (76-71)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Saturday, September 14th:

Boston Red Sox:                           2
Philadelphia Phillies:                    1

SP:   Aaron Nola

LP:   Hector Neris (3-6)


RBIs:

Maikel Franco = 1 (52)

Runs Scored:

Bryce Harper = 1 (89)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 146: Braves (91-57) at Phillies (76-70)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Thursday, September 12th:

Atlanta Braves:                              5
Philadelphia Phillies:                    9

SP:   Drew Smyly

WP:   Jared Hughes (2-1)
SV:    Hector Neris (26)


RBIs:

Adam Haseley = 2 (21)
Cesar Hernandez = 2 (63)
J.T. Realmuto = 2 (82)
Sean Rodriguez = 1 (12)
Jean Segura = 2 (56)

Home Runs:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (11)
Adam Haseley = 1 (5)
Jean Segura = 1 (12)
J.T. Realmuto = 1 (25)

Runs Scored:

Cesar Hernandez = 1 (69)
J.T. Realmuto = 1 (89)
Rhys Hoskins = 1 (80)
Jean Segura = 1 (77)
Scott Kingery = 1 (59)
Adam Haseley = 2 (25)
Maikel Franco = 1 (46)
Sean Rodriguez = 1 (21)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Game 145: Braves (91-56) at Phillies (75-70)

Hi everybody,

Here is the score of the game on Wednesday, September 11th:

Atlanta Braves:                              3
Philadelphia Phillies:                    1

SP:   Zach Eflin

LP:   Zach Eflin (8-12)


RBIs:

Scott Kingery = 1 (54)

Runs Scored:

Bryce Harper = 1 (88)


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Week 2: Philadelphia Eagles (1-1) Lose To Atlanta Falcons (1-1)

Hi everybody,

The Eagles lost to the Falcons 24-20 tonight to even their record at 1-1.  The Birds will play the Detroit Lions next Sunday (September 22nd) in Philly.  Go Birds!


Talk to you soon,
Little Chase