In what should be his final rehab stint before returning to the Phillies, Chase Utley played a game at second base tonight for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, the Phillies' Triple-AAA affiliate.
Utley, who of course walked up to the plate with "Kashmir" blasting arround him, had a great night at the plate. It was an all-around great effort from everyone on the Pigs' roster, who defeated the Rochester Red Wings, 10-1
In his first at-bat, Chase lined-out to left fielder Wilkin Ramirez. However, he hit a ball in the same spot in the second inning for a single.
To lead off the fourth, Chase hit a solo homer to right field, pushing the Pigs' lead to 8-1.
In five at-bats tonight, tomorrow's second baseman for the Phillies went 2-5 with a single and a homer, striking out twice. He also looked great out at in the field.
It's been a long time since we've all heard Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir" at Citizens Bank Park, along with the sound of Dan Baker's voice announcing "now batting for the Phillies, number 26, Chase Utleeeey!"