Chase Utley had his rehab outing for Double A Reading last night and although he went 0-4 in the game, according to Utley, he says it went well.
I could have slid, dove — I was all in. It went well. I played eight innings, got four at-bats and I played with no reservations, which is a good feeling to have. Initially I was scheduled to play seven, but I wanted to get that extra at-bat, so I played an extra inning on defense and I thought it went really well. I felt like I was swinging 100 percent. Obviously, I haven’t seen live pitching in a month. My timing was a little off, but overall it went pretty well. The last four or five days I’ve been letting go pretty good and not holding back.
This is great to hear and hopefully we see Utley back in the Phillies lineup shortly.