Chase Utley smoked a home run down the right field line in the fifth inning of the Threshers’ 7-5 victory over the Palm Beach Cardinals.
In three plate appearances, Utley notched a K, a walk and a homer. He looked comfortable running the bases and avoided a takeout slide on a double play in the field. He also rocked the hell out of the high, red socks.
Oswalt looked alright, letting across three runs on seven hits in five innings of work. His fastball appeared to be as lackluster as it was in his final start before hitting the DL – a three-inning, five-run outing against the D-Backs on April 26. Despite his seemingly average stuff, Oswalt did manage to strike out five batters in Thursday’s rehab start, while walking one.
Carlos Ruiz went 1-for-3 at the plate with a single through the left side of the infield. He will likely return to the big club tomorrow.