The Striking Chase Utley

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Chase Utley hit two home runs for a total of four RBI against the Padres on Saturday afternoon. (Matt Slocum/AP)

Chase Utley did something both Sunday and Monday he hasn't done a lot of this year — strike out.

He has whiffed in less than 10 percent of his plate appearances, which would be a career low for him. Over the last two seasons, he has cut his strikeout percentage nearly in half:

Season     PA SO Pct.
2003      152 22      14.47%
2004 287 40 13.94%
2005 628      109 17.36%
2006 739 132 17.87%
2007 613 89 14.52%
2008 707 104 14.71%
2009 687 110 16.01%
2010 511 63 12.33%
2011 224 21 9.38%

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