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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||550.00||13.00||.260||70.00||70.00||8.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Atlanta||6||1||0|| .375|| .167|| .167|
|vs Fister (Career)||14||3||0|| .214||.267||.214|
|vs RHP||39||5||1|| .186|| .205|| .128|
|12/26/2014||Tony Watson, RP PIT|
Neil Walker, 2B PIT
Jordan Zimmermann, SP WAS
Alfredo Simon, SP DET
James Shields, SP SD
Jayson Werth, RF WAS
Chase Utley, 2B PHI
Joe Smith, RP LAA
Edinson Volquez, SP KC
|Kyle Seager, 3B SEA|
Mark Trumbo, RF ARI
Justin Upton, LF SD
Max Scherzer, SP WAS
Drew Storen, RP WAS
Carlos Santana, 1B CLE
Yordano Ventura, SP KC
Pablo Sandoval, 3B BOS
Taijuan Walker, SP SEA
Matt Shoemaker, SP LAA
Marcus Stroman, SP TOR
Michael Wacha, SP STL
|12/25/2014||Chase Utley, 2B PHI|
J.D. Martinez, RF DET
|David Ortiz, DH BOS|
|12/23/2014||Steve Cishek, RP MIA|
Martin Prado, 3B MIA
|Denard Span, CF WAS|
Chase Utley, 2B PHI
|Last 10 Games|
Howard, Utley, Galvis, Ruiz reinserted into Phillies lineup on Friday
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(4/24/15) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard, second baseman Chase Utley, shortstop Freddy Galvis and catcher Carlos Ruiz were all held out of the starting lineup on Thursday. All four starters returned to the starting lineup Friday night against the Braves.
Howard moved back to the No. 5 spot in the order for just the second time this season. Utley returned to his regular No. 3 spot, while Ruiz batted seventh, followed by Galviz eighth.
Philadelphia is considered a slight underdog (+105) at home against Atlanta, per VegasInsider.com.
Howard, Utley, Galvis, Ruiz absent from Phillies lineup Thursday
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(4/23/15) Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg chose to rest four of his starters for Thursday's day game against the Marlins.
First baseman Ryan Howard, second baseman Chase Utley, shortstop Freddy Galvis and catcher Carlos Ruiz were all held out of the starting lineup. Darin Ruf started at first base, Cesar Hernandez started at second base, Andres Blanco started at shortstop and Cameron Rupp started at catcher.
Ruiz (.184), Howard (.196) and Utley (.120) are all batting below the Mendoza Line (.200). Galvis is batting .300 (15 for 50) with one double, one triple, one home run and eight RBI through 14 games.
Phillies manager sticking with Chase Utley at third in the lineup
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(4/22/15) Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg remains confident in Chase Utley to figure things out at the plate, continuing to slot him at third in the batting order. Sandberg said he thinks Utley still provides a threat in the middle of his lineup, even if he hasn't produced it yet, according to Philly.com.
"That was a little uncharacteristic of him," Sandberg said. "He's usually pretty good with two strikes as far as putting the ball in play. But, you know what, he has been a positive in producing with men on third base, he’s had a real good knack for that, that's how he's gotten his RBI. He's been a good guy in those situations, with quality at-bats, really bearing down and getting the guy in. Some are sac flies, some are ground balls with the infield back."
Utley is currently in an 0 for 21 slump at the plate despite picking up an RBI on a sacrifice fly Tuesday.
"I can count, I don’t know, maybe 10 or 12 balls that he's hit right on the nose since Opening Day. That's a good sign, even though he has nothing to show for it. ... For me he's always a threat every time he walks up to home plate."
Phillies' Chase Utley out of lineup Sunday vs. Nationals
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/19/15) Phillies second baseman Chase Utley is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals.
It's the second day off this season for Utley, who has started six straight games but has hit just .119/.170/.262 in 42 at-bats this April and is 0 for 17 in his last four games. Cesar Hernandez will start at second base in his place.
Left fielder Ben Revere is back in the starting lineup after three straight games on the bench. He went 1 for 1 with a double, a stolen base and two runs scored Saturday after entering the game as a pinch runner in the seventh inning.
The Phillies are massive underdogs (+200) against the Nationals Sunday, per VegasInsider.com.
Phillies second baseman Chase Utley cracks two home runs Tuesday
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(4/14/15) Phillies second baseman Chase Utley went a perfect 3 for 3 at the plate in Philadelphia's 6-5 loss to the Mets Tuesday. Utley got things going early, ripping a 1-2 pitch from Matt Harvey to right field for a solo homer in the first inning.
Utley kept rolling in the third when he smacked the first pitch he saw to center field, driving in Ben Revere from second. After being hit by a pitch in his third plate appearance, Utley cranked a 1-1 pitch from Sean Gilmartin to center for his second solo home run of the game.
Utley boosted his average to .200 on the season with six RBI in 25 at-bats.
|2014 summary: The good news for Chase Utley was that, for the first time since 2009, he avoided the disabled list. Appearing in 155 games helped Utley to fill out his counting stats, and his 78 RBI were a five-year high, but a lack of home run power kept him mired among the second-tier second basemen. The 12-year Phillies veteran did hit 36 doubles and six triples, but with just 11 homers, he ranked eighth at his position in points leagues and 10th in Rotisserie leagues.|
Playing time status: Utley hadn't played as many as 135 games in any of the previous four seasons, so even though he was healthy for all of 2014, he's not the safest bet to turn in a full season's worth of games.
2015 outlook: Because Utley can still churn out doubles, hit for a decent average and pitch in with 10 or more steals, he will continue to have value in standard mixed leagues. His days as an elite at second base are well in the past, but he is still worth a pick in the middle rounds.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/27/15||@ STL||8:15 pm||John Lackey|
|4/28/15||@ STL||8:15 pm||Michael Wacha|
|4/29/15||@ STL||8:15 pm||Carlos Martinez|
|4/30/15||@ STL||1:45 pm||Adam Wainwright|
|5/1/15||@ MIA||7:10 pm||Tom Koehler|
|5/2/15||@ MIA||4:10 pm||Dan Haren|
|5/3/15||@ MIA||1:10 pm||Jarred Cosart|