Chase Utley ended NLDS Game 4 with a Vintage Chase Utley glove flip
The Nationals-Dodgers NLDS matchup has been an impressive showcase for the Phillies 2008 World Series championship team, and the Dodgers' 6-5 win in Game 4 gave Chase Utley the chance to do what he does best.
After Utley's go-ahead two-out RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning, Bryce Harper stood at the plate in the ninth with the Nationals down to their final out. With one swing, he could tie the game. He did swing, too, and made contact -- but Utley was not about to let the game slip away from the Dodgers again. He laid out and became Vintage Chase Utley™:
"I was calling it the whole time," Utley said after the game. "Once I was calling it, I didn't want to give up on it just in case [Adrian Gonzalez] was to give up on it. So, it was one of those plays where, glad it worked out."
For those keeping track, that's one game-winning hit and one game-ending defensive gem for the 37-year-old Utley in Game 4. As the saying goes, you're only as old as you feel diving into the dirt while making a textbook glove flip to your pitcher.
Tune in to see Utley in action during NLDS Game 5 on Thursday at either 5 p.m. or 8 p.m. ET on FS1.