He's been out since July 26 after getting hit by Nationals' left hander rookie John Lannan. Yet, he is still among the National League leaders in numerous categories:
- Seventh in RBIs with 79
- Eighth in runs scored, 82
- Second in doubles, 41
- Fifth in slugging %, .581
- Fifth in on base %, .414
The amazing Mr. Utley. If he doesn't get back soon, it will get late early for the Phillies.
With the inept middle relievers, and a spotty rotation, the Fightin's can't afford to lose any more ground on the Mets.
Plus, with the Law Firm of Coundrey, Mesa, Alfonesca, and Romero, it's personal injury and wrongful death after the starter comes out before the eighth.
Zagurski in now on the shelf, and Hernandez and Castro are back from Moose Country and report that Geary is doing fine up there. We wish him the best, and hope that his visit to Moose Country is a long one.
Cole Hammels has a strained elbow, whereas Myers and Garcia had strained shoulders. All of these strains use to be called "sore arms." Such as, Madson is on the shelf with a sore arm. Okay, we understand that and hope that he gets the hell back soon...so the Law Firm is not overworked.
It's gettin' late early.