Chase Utley has always had a flair for the dramatic.
And not just with his bat or hustle, but also with his glove.
Who can forget this clutch, heads-up play?
At 38 years old, Utley still throws around his body like he's 24 and in his rookie season. The former Phillie showed his signature full-out extension in a huge moment Wednesday night.
Pitching in the eighth inning against the Pirates, Dodgers starter Rich Hill had not allowed a runner to reach base. That looked like it was going to change when Josh Bell laced a liner destined to drop in right field. Utley then stunned everyone at PNC Park by preserving the perfect game bid with a jaw-dropping diving catch.
The best is Utley's typical stoicism, just getting up and acting like, no big deal, one down, fellas.
His teammates had the opposite reaction. They were in amazement, as seen below.
Believe it or not, Hill took a no-hitter into the bottom of the 10th inning when he lost it — and the game — on Josh Harrison's walk-off blast for a 1-0 defeat (see story).
Baseball is a funny game. Right now, the Dodgers are the best at it with an 89-36 record, 13 games ahead of the next closest teams (Nationals and Astros).
Before you know it, the playoffs will be here — and we all know Utley is bound for some October dramatics.