Phillies Week in Review: Goodbye Chooch, Hello A.J.

alexis1020
Aug 28, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; Philadelphia Phillies catcher A.J. Ellis (34) hits a two run double against the New York Mets during the seventh inning at Citi Field. The Phillies won 5-1. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 28, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; Philadelphia Phillies catcher A.J. Ellis (34) hits a two run double against the New York Mets during the seventh inning at Citi Field. The Phillies won 5-1. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports /
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
1 of 5
Next

It was a short and forgettable week of play for the Phillies. The team split a two game set in Chicago against the White Sox, and then dropped two of three against the Mets at Citi Field.

The biggest news this week was that the Phillies finally made a trade. The team shipped catcher Carlos Ruiz to the Los Angeles Dodgers for veteran backstop A.J. Ellis and minor league pitcher Tommy Begjans. Ryan Howard is now the last man standing from the 2008 World Series Championship team.

While it’s hard to say goodbye to Chooch, fans can take comfort in knowing he will be reunited in L.A. with Chase Utley, and that the duo will likely have a chance to compete for another ring. In case you missed it, Matt Veasey had a nice article this week about Chooch’s place in Phillies history.

Let’s take a look at who was surging and who was struggling for the Fightins this week.

Next: Surging Bats

facebooktwitterreddit