Recap: Chase Utley Supplies Some Offense, But Dodgers’ Train Continues Rolling In Wrong Direction

The Los Angeles Dodgers took the field Saturday night looking to avoid their first six-game losing streak since they dropped eight...
Via Dodger Blue
2 days ago

Cincinnati Reds announcer has good point on Utley rule

Cincinnati Reds radio announcer Marty Brennaman is known for telling it like it is. This week he stirred controversy by doing just that. With comments critical of Major League Baseball’s new so-called Chase Utley rule. Brennaman stated on Wednesday that he’s not much of a fan of the c Chase Utley rule. Formally known as rule 6.01(j), it’s a rule that discourages the practice...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Video Recap: Utley Puts the Dodgers Up

In what became quite a high-scoring game, the Los Angeles Dodgers came up victorious.  Much of their effort on the scoreboard can be credited to the top of their lineup, which hit incredibly at the plate.  The 2-3-4 hitters – Corey Seager, Yasiel Puig, and Adrian Gonzalez accounted for 6 RBIs between the three of them on the day. But it was the guy ahead of all of them who put...
Via TopSportsReport
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Utley's RBI double lifts Dodgers to 12-10 win over Rockies

DENVER (AP) Chase Utley drove in the go-ahead run with a double in Los Angeles' five-run ninth and the Dodgers overcame a crucial error by Yasiel Puig to beat the Colorado Rockies 12-10 on Sunday. Trailing 10-7 in the ninth, the Dodgers lit up Rockies closer Jake McGee (0-1), with Trayce Thompson scoring the tying run on a wild pitch. Utley followed with an RBI double. All this...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Limitations of the "Chase Utley Rule"

Before this season, baseball coaches from high school all the way up to the big leagues instructed their players to do whatever it took to break up a double play. As long as baserunners kept their spikes down and slid within reach of the base, middle infielders never complained either. These plays at second base were dangerous part of the game and last season the issue of player safety surface...
Via The Sports Quotient
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Chase Utley’s suspension overturned by MLB

Chase Utley won’t serve any further time for his leg-breaking takeout slide of Ruben Tejada during 2015’s postseason, according to a report. According to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times, Utley won’t be forced to serve the remaining two games on the suspension that was handed down last October. According to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman, the league and the players’ union...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Chase Utley will not be suspended for slide

Despite the fact that Chase Utley broke Ruben Tejada’s leg, and despite the fact that MLB has changed its rules regarding sliding practices, the second baseman will not be suspended at all heading into the 2016 season. This news comes by way of Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times, who reports Utley won his appeal: Source: Chase Utley will not serve any suspension. He had...
Via Sportsnaut
March 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Dodgers close to re-signing Chase Utley

    Chase Utley may be spending more time in Los Angeles. FOX MLB insider Ken Rosenthal reports that Utley is close to re-signing with the Dodgers. The Dodgers traded for the soon-to-be 37-year-old in August and had him on their playoff roster. He experienced a down season, only batting .212 for the season with eight home runs, both career-low marks. The Dodgers are obviously...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 06, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB moving closer to ‘Chase Utley Rule’ for slide plays

Major League Baseball is making progress on a new rule that would be aimed at making slide plays into second base safer for fielders. During his press conference to wrap up the quarterly owners’ meetings on Thursday, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred confirmed speculation that the league is looking into a so-called “Chase Utley Rule.” According to Kevin Davidoff of The New York...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Citi Field gave Chase Utley a predictably chilly reception

During pregame introductions at Citi Field before Monday night’s NLDS Game 3, Mets fans gave Chase Utley an incredibly warm reception. Just kidding, they booed him like they’ve never booed anyone before. The Citi Field reception for Chase Utley was not warm — Jake Kaplan (@jakemkaplan) October 13, 2015 Utley isn’t in the starting lineup for...
Via The Outside Corner
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

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