Philadelphia Phillies Weekly Recap: Hail Cesar Herandez

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Jul 28, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez (16) throws a runner out at first against the Atlanta Braves in the second inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 28, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez (16) throws a runner out at first against the Atlanta Braves in the second inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports /
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It was a rough week for Phillies baseball. The team managed just two wins in six games played, dropping two of three against both the Dodgers and Cardinals at home this week.

The big story this week for the Fightins was the homecoming of the iconic Chase Utley. Appearing in Dodger Blue at Citizen’s Bank Park for the first time since he was traded last year, Chase received a hero’s welcome in South Philly. The beloved former Phillie received a long standing ovation from the Fightins faithful who were happy to see “The Man” back in the City of Brotherly love, even if he was playing for another team.

Utley responded with two homers (including a grand slam) in the Dodgers 15-5 blowout of the Phils on Friday. Surprisingly, Phillies fans cheered both of Utley’s dingers. It seems no matter what Utley can do no wrong in this town.

Let’s take a look at who was surging and who was struggling for the Fightins.

Next: Surging Bats

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