Chase Utley wasn't supposed to have any power in his legs to drive the ball anymore. He wasn't supposed to have the mobility to play second base anymore.

And he wasn't supposed to be one of the most dynamic players in baseball anymore.

Well, with two swings of the bat – a home run in the first inning and a fly ball that was caught at the center-field fence in the third – that sent the ball a total of 800 feet, Utley proved, for one day at least, that maybe he can go back to being the dynamic player he once was.

Utley went 3-for-5 in the Phillies' 11-7 loss to the Pirates on Wednesday in a game in which Phillies manager Charlie Manuel used his bullpen for the entire game.