Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley has been selected as this year’s winner of the annual Roy Campanella Award.
Utley, 37, began the day batting .253 with 12 home runs, 50 RBIs and 74 runs scored in 130 games this season.
The award is given annually to the Dodgers player “who best exemplifies the spirit and leadership” of the late Hall of Fame catcher Roy Campanella. The award is voted on by the Dodgers’ uniformed personnel, players, and coaches. The award has been given out every year since 2006.
Utley will be presented with the award prior to Saturday’s game.
Chase Utley hit two home runs for the Dodgers in his first game ever in Philadelphia as a visiting player. (Getty Images)
Chase Utley hit two home runs Tuesday, including a grand slam, in his first game as a visiting player in Philadelphia. The Dodgers beat the Phillies 15-5 and took over first place later in the day when the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the San Francisco Giants. The box score is here.
Utley, 37, said he wants to play next year.
The latest adjustment to the Dodgers’ starting rotation will see Ross Stripling start Thursday in Philadelphia, followed by Bud Norris Friday in Cincinnati and Brett Anderson on Saturday.
Chase Utley, 37, is leading the Dodgers by example. (Getty Images)
Bill Plunkett checked in from the road today with this feature
on Chase Utley
, whose contributions at age 37 go beyond the (pretty good) numbers he’s putting up.
Noah Syndergaard was ejected for throwing a pitch behind Chase Utley in the Dodgers’ 9-1 win. (Getty Images)
NEW YORK — Chase Utley
owned the Mets so bad on Saturday, a day the franchise set aside to honor its 1986 championship team, it became a part of his Wikipedia page
. Utley hit two home runs, including a grand slam, and effectively got Noah Syndergaard
thrown out of the game when a pitch whizzed behind him in the third inning
of the Dodgers’ 9-1 win. The box score is here
Julio Urias‘ first major league call-up did not last long.
Here’s what they were saying after the game:
NEW YORK — In the third inning of the sixth game between the New York Mets and the Dodgers this season, Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard was ejected for throwing a pitch behind the back of Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley.
Here’s a closer look at the pitch in question, the first pitch Utley saw in his second plate appearance: