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That’s right folks. He’s back.
Chase Utley will bat third and play second tonight at Citizens Bank Park.
Yeah, for the Phillies.
Utley got to play the field with the IronPigs on Tuesday night, and went 2-5 with a home run. After the game he said that he felt good.
“So far, so good,” he said. “It felt pretty good out there. … I’m feeling pretty confident out there. I felt a little bit more comfortable out there on the field and in the batter’s box and hopefully I’ll move forward from here. I’m extremely anxious to get back,” Utley said. “It’s been quite a while since I’ve been with my teammates.”
It’s all but a given that he’ll be starting tonight against the Pirates.
“I’ll talk to Ruben tonight and tell him how I feel and go from there,” he said. “Right now I feel good. Everything so far has been pretty good.”
Hopefully Chase can remain strong, and contribute. It’s been his number one concern all along, but the Phillies production has been low, so most likely anything Utley can give them is an upgrade.
“I think I’m a little bit more confident in the things that I’m doing and what’s working for me,” he said. “I didn’t have a whole lot of leg strength (last year), and for me that’s the bottom line — trying to keep my legs strong without irritating them, and right now we’re moving forward.
I would expect Chase to be activated sometime this afternoon.
Until then, just keep blasting the Zepplin.
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