Utley had two rehab starts with Double-A Reading the past two nights and said after last night's game that he felt 100%. Obviously, the team agreed. Utley, 34, had not played since May 20th against the Marlins and was on the disabled list since then with a mild oblique strain suffered in batting practice on May 21st. He is hitting .272/.339/.475 with seven home runs and 25 RBI in 158 at-bats this season for the Phillies.
It is exciting to get "The Man" back. Check out this highlight video to get you ready for Utley's return. And yes, yes I did write this while listening exclusively to Kashmir.
Follow Steve on Twitter @SDolan3
Follow Whiz Wit on Twitter @WhizWitSports