May 7, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard (6, left) is congratulated by catcher Carlos Ruiz (51) for hitting a solo home run during the ninth inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT

Carlos Ruiz and Ryan Howard Go Down at Appropriately Uplifting Moment for Phillies

Remember that time this season when everything was going right for the Phillies?

It was, like, 24 hours ago.  For about 20 minutes.  It was starting with Erik Kratz’s home run and after all the post game shows ended following Freddy Galvis’ home run.  Let’s take a trip back to that magical time in our lives.

May 19, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies catcher Erik Kratz (31) celebrates his home run in the ninth inning against the Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (54) at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies defeated the Reds, 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

May 19, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (54) reacts after giving up home run to Philadelphia Phillies catcher Erik Kratz (31) (not [pictured) in the ninth inning at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies defeated the Reds, 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

May 19, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia second baseman Freddy Galvis (13) celebrates his walk off home run \with Philadelphia Phillies third base coach Ryne Sandberg (23) in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies defeated the Reds, 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

May 19, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies catcher Erik Kratz (31) and second baseman Freddy Galvis (13) celebrate their back-to-back home runs in the ninth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies defeated the Reds, 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

May 19, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia second baseman Freddy Galvis (13) celebrates his walk off home run with his teammates in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies defeated the Reds, 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Good times.

Chooch will be out 3-4 weeks with a grade two hamstring strain.

The club has already put Humberto Quintero in a Phillies uniform and made the corresponding farm system shifts (Congratulations Justin Dalles for leaping from Lakewood to Lehigh, at least for a few weeks!)

Ryan Howard has been labeled “day-to-day.”  A doctor injected some cortisone into him.  We’re not entirely sure which “days” they’re talking about but Howard will be available for those, I guess.

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