Utley to Rehab in Arizona; Phils Final Preseason Tune Up

Utley to Rehab in Arizona; Phils Final Preseason Tune Up

Ruben Amaro Jr. spoke with reporters in South Philadelphia tonight prior to the Phillies final preseason tune up against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Most notably, he updated the status of Chase Utley, who will leave the team to go rehab with a specialist in Arizona.

“He’s been progressing pretty well, but he has to build on the
progression,” Amaro said. “He’s gonna go back and see Brett Fischer in
Arizona and then he’s gonna meet the club when we go out there, to the
West Coast. I’m not sure quite how long he’s going to be there, but it’s
kind of more intensive one-on-one work.”

Chase will start the season on the DL along with Ryan Howard, Jose Contreras, Justin DeFratus, and Michael Martinez.

For more on the Phillies opening day roster as well as injury updates, check out John Finger's report from the ball park this evening.

If you're heading down to CBP, look for many of the players roaming the ball park as they did last night.

Real thing starts Thursday.

Penn can't stop Chase Edmonds in loss to Fordham

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Photo: Penn Athletics

Penn can't stop Chase Edmonds in loss to Fordham

BOX SCORE

NEW YORK -- Chase Edmonds ran for 152 yards, added 49 yards receiving, and scored four total touchdowns to help lead Fordham to a 31-17 win over Penn on Saturday.

Kevin Anderson threw for 231 yards and one TD and Austin Longi added 92 yards receiving for the Rams (2-1).

Edmonds scored three times in the first half and Fordham opened up a 24-10 lead at halftime.

Penn responded late in the third on an Alek Torgersen 2-yard plunge which cut the score to 24-17. The Quakers (0-2) had an opportunity to tie it late but were turned away on downs at the Fordham 27-yard line.

Edmonds added his fourth score on the ensuing drive to put the game out of reach.

Torgersen had 125 yards passing for Penn.

Fordham has won three straight in the series and is now 25-2 at home since 2012, third best in FCS during that time frame.

Tonight's Lineup: Jorge Alfaro catches, bats 8th vs. Mets

Tonight's Lineup: Jorge Alfaro catches, bats 8th vs. Mets

Jorge Alfaro is behind the plate for the Phillies tonight and bats eighth. Alfaro has appeared in just four games since being called up earlier this month, and has just one hit in 10 at-bats. 

Tommy Joseph is back in the lineup and batting fifth. Pete Mackanin has said that Ryan Howard would get a lot of playing time during the last few games, but it is Joseph who gets the start tonight. Joseph is batting just .154 against the Mets this season. 

Odubel Herrera, who has been hitting well in September, will remain in the three spot. He has two homers and is batting .391 over the past week. Herrera has two hits in six at-bats against Mets' starter Sean Gilmartin. 

Phillies

1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
2. Roman Quinn, RF
3. Odubel Herrera, CF 
4. Maikel Franco, 3B 
5. Tommy Joseph, 1B
6. Darin Ruf, LF
7. Freddy Galvis, SS
8. Jorge Alfaro, C
9. Alec Asher, P