The Philadelphia Phillies are in last place in the NL East. After 17 games, the Phillies have seven wins and the second-lowest runs total in the National League. They could really, really use Chase Utley.
As for Utley? Maybe the best way to explain it is with the teaser text that Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer sent out in a tweet to promote an update on Utley's progress:
Secrets and questions linger in Chase Utley's rehab, but he believes he's made real progress.
The Philadelphia Phillies currently sit in last place in the National League East, and they have really missed sluggers Chase Utley and Ryan Howard so far, who are unavailable because of injuries. Last night the Phillies took on th... Read Post
Making up the gap in the National League East standings could be a lot more difficult for the Phillies. Chase Utley, placed on the disabled list Tuesday, was scheduled to undergo surgery on his injured thumb Thursday. Multiple repor... Read Post