Chase Utley stood in front of his locker Friday night at Marlins Park, quietly answering questions as highlights of the Phillies’ 3-1 win played on a TV above his head.

Utley took up most of the video. His RBI triple in the 10th inning drove in the game-winning run. It showed Utley, teeth clenched, hustling to third just ahead of a throw.

Just 11 games into the 2013 season, his production has been typical Utley. The one before the knee injuries, of course.

He was hitting .316 coming into Saturday’s game with two home runs, 10 RBIs, a .372 on-base percentage and a 1.004 OPS. He and Domonic Brown entered Saturday as the only Phillies with multiple homers.

Looking past the numbers, Utley is doing the things he used to do, before his knees turned sour and the term “chondromalacia” became a condition Phillies officials had to know and learn. Utley was a little more cautious in his self-assessment.

“I’m pleased that I started the season, that’s for sure,” Utley said.

It’s a long way from the 2011 and 2012 season openers, when Utley was nowhere to be found on a Phillies roster card.

In 2011, the chronic knee problems began. He missed the first month and a half of the season and played in 103 games. The 2012 season was worse. Utley missed half the season, flying to Arizona often to see a specialist, and didn’t make his season debut until June 27. He hit just .256 in 83 games.

This year, though just 11 games in, feels different. Utley is running with the same recklessness on the base paths he showcased a couple of years ago. Coming into Saturday, he had stolen two bags and legged out two triples.

If you don’t believe Utley’s more comfortable this season, just ask John Lannan.