Some Tuesday Phillies Links for You, May 24, 2011: The Big 0-Fer in the 2-Hole

The Phillies' lineup woes in the second position of the batting order continue. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Utley's back; so are Phillies bats | Courier-Post | courierpostonline.com
A tidy account of last night's big event by David Hale.

The Fightins " Chase Utley returns to the lineup, offense EXPLODES
Our pals at the FIghtins have the audio as Chase Utley steps to the plate. Teh gooey awesomesauce.

Phillies, Manuel will need Utley to be honest | Philadelphia Inquirer | 05/24/2011
Can a leopard change his spots? History suggests no, and yet past performance is no guarantee of future returns to the DL (or not).

Chase Utley’s return won’t be elixir for Phillies’ offensive woes - MLB - Sporting News
This explains the girlish giggling around Stan McNeal's cubicle this morning at The Sporting News.

Crashburn Alley " Blog Archive " Measuring Chase Utley’s Impact
Hey, Stan McNeal: SHOULD OF READ BILL BAER.

Phillies Notes: Blanton to be out at least a month | Philadelphia Inquirer | 05/24/2011
Worley's nickname is NITE OWL. There are no questions. While Blanton sees Dr. Andrews, Big Truck may be rolling down the Northeast Extension pretty soon.

NL East Roundup:

Corey Hart Hits 3 HR's, Milwaukee Brewers Cruise To 11-3 Victory Over Washington Nationals. - Federal Baseball
Utley is not the only big bat returning from a long DL stint. And to think I was thisclose from picking up Gorzelanny off the FA scrap heap.

Elsewheres in Baseball Internettery:

Pitchers & Poets
For those of you who are fans of first basemen of the 1990s, it's been a great reading of reading at Pitchers & Poets. My favorite is the Eric Karros tribute.

Minor Leagues:

The Associated Press: All Night Long: Class-A game goes 23 innings

Jupiter 2, Clearwater 1 (23 innings)
I kid you not. The box score to the Threshers game/marathon, featuring the return of Joe Savery, future Utility Hero(TM).

Scoreboard | Lakewood 6, West Virginia 5 (10)
Extrys Night down on the farm.

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