Phillies second baseman Chase Utley homers in rehab game at Triple A Lehigh Valley
That familiar No. 26 won't be on the back of Chase Utley's uniform tonight when he plays for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
Chase Utley led off the fourth inning with a solo home run in a rehab assignment appearance for Triple A Lehigh Valley against Rochester.
Utley hammered a 1-2 fastball off reliever Esmerling Vasquez as the IronPigs have scored in every inning to this point and lead, 8-1.
Utley, batting third, lined out in the first and singled in the second.
He was called out on strikes to end the fifth inning with a man on second, and struck out swinging to lead off the 8th inning.
That familiar No. 26, though, was not on the back of his uniform.
He was trumped by the mascot.
Ferris, the team's porcine representation, wears No. 26, because, as all you fans of the periodic table of elements know, that is the number for iron.
The mascot's name is derived from the Latin name for iron.
Utley is wearing No. 21.