Chase Utley saved our collective hides yesterday when he slapped a single through the right side of the infield to score the winning run for the Dodgers in the bottom of the eight inning. It was both a moment of elation and relief, and I think it's fair to say that Utley's been quite a godsend since he decided to wear Dodger Blue to close-out his career.
In commemoration of his base hit Topps has issued his very first 23016 Topps Now card. Go here to check it out and order. It says the following on the reverse:
No stranger to the big stage of the Postseason over his 14-year career, Chase Utley provides the Dodgers lineup with a calming presence at the plate and in the field. Trailing the Washington Nationals two games to one in the NLDS, Chase lived up to that billing in Game 4. The second baseman singled in the go-ahead run with a two-out single in the bottom of the eighth and then preserved the lead in the ninth with a spectacular glove flip to closer Kenley Jansen, who was covering first.UPDATE: The print run for this card is 367.
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