NEW YORK — Even a game-tying, life-infusing blast Wednesday could not win Chase Utley a spot in the lineup Thursday.
The Phillies said they would religiously stick to a "two days on, one day off" plan for Utley upon his return. The second baseman said his chronically injured knees have felt stronger than last season. He said Wednesday he would discuss with Charlie Manuel his schedule.
Turns out the plan won.
Here is the lineup to face knuckeballing R.A. Dickey: