Wednesday's game was a game of the future for the Phillies, and not only because Tyler Cloyd was on the mound.

In a move supposed to be "under the radar," Chase Utley was spotted taking grounders at third base in the hours before Wednesday's game. Utley has played second base his entire big-league career.

"Obviously, it didn't work," Utley said of keeping the grounders under wraps.

Utley, 32, proposed the idea of him playing third base to Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. on Monday. Amaro said the query surprised him but called it "very cool."