Chase Utley at the Bat

The best hitters in the baseball fail two thirds of the time.  Pitches dart left and right, drop, sometimes a couple feet.  Professional hitters are charged to “square up” the ball.  Problem is, their tool for this task is round, as is the ball, which comes at them faster than a car on an interstate. […]
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Phillies Nation TV – Chase Utley’s Start, Phils Home Opener and Tommy Greene

In this week’s episode, Pat and Corey discuss Chase Utley‘s torrid start as well as the Brewers series that was painful to watch. Ian and Natalie report from the parking lots outside the Phillies home opener. And Tommy Greene returns for another pitching lesson, this time on the conditioning differences between starters and relievers.
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chase Utley: A Comeback On the Horizon?

Ask any Philadelphia Phillies fan who is “the man” on the Phillies, they will all answer with a resounding “Chase Utley you are the man!” Chase Utley has made many memories while in a Phillies uniform , including that memory where legendary announcer Harry Kalas proclaimed Utley as “the man” on August 9th 2006 when he advanced from 2nd to home plate on an infield ground...
Via The MLB Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Chase Utley's homer helps Phillies sweep Marlins

Chase Utley’s reputation precedes him. Before Tony Gwynn Jr. joined the Phillies Utley was viewed a certain way. Since joining the team there has been nothing to sway Gwynn’s original assessment. “He was a baller,” Gwynn said. “And he continues to be a baller.” It was Utley’s home run with two outs in the eighth inning that lifted the Phillies to a 4-3 victory over...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins fall on Chase Utley's eighth-inning homer

PHILADELPHIA -- Chase Utley extended his hot start with the tiebreaking homer among three hits, sparking the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Sunday for a three-game sweep. Utley raised his average to .500 through 10 games, with six doubles, three home runs and 10 RBIs. The five-time All-Star, who missed two games with the flu, has a hit in each of...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Utley Lifts Phils Over Fish

Chase Utley‘s eight inning home run lifted the Phillies over the Marlins on Sunday, 4-3. Kyle Kendrick threw a solid six innings, and the bullpen got the job done. This completes a three game sweep of the Marlins–something that was much needed after getting swept by the Brewers in the first series at Citizens Bank Park in 2014. More Issues on Defense Ryan Howard had another error...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Not So Fast, Phillies Fandom

Under the radar of number-crunching fatalists and die-hard optimists, the competitive reality of Cole Hamels and the 2014 Philadelphia Phillies rests mostly on the shoulders of 25 players. Is it possible that the experts have underestimated this Phils team? Please, scroll down for this edition of Fresh Insight: Diamond Appraisal. TAL’S STORYLINES Welcome, Newcomers: This...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies: Opening day preview

In a season that is 162 games long, every game matters.  The Philadelphia Phillies know this, having won the NL East in 2007 and 2008 in the second to last game of the season.  Therefore the team needs to leave Texas with a series win over the Rangers.  A lot of doubt surrounds this Phillies team, and starting off the season on the right foot can go a long way. The team’s offense...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Nation Roundtable: 2014 Predictions

A few of us agree that Utley will have a pretty good year. After that, we’re all over the place with where the Phillies will finish. It’s that time of year again – less than 24 hours from the first pitch of Phillies baseball, the staff at Phillies Nation has put together their Phillies’ predictions for the upcoming season. They range from the optimistic (Kenny) to the downright...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies window for success closing

It was only three years ago that the Philadelphia Phillies set a franchise record with 102 wins in 2011, but now the team is hoping to have its first winning season since that record setting year.  The aging core of Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, and Carlos Ruiz are still the team’s hope for contending.  It may also be the team’s last chance to contend.  While these...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

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