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2002 Grandstand Clearwater Phillies #4
Fortunately, the fact these three guys are even on rehab assignments means they are getting closer to returning to active duty for the big club.
All three played five innings. After a solid first inning (14 pitches – 13 for strikes), Oswalt looked shaky at times, allowing three runs on seven hits while striking out five. It also looked as if the velocity on his fastball was down. But as analyst Ricky Bottalico pointed out – he was definitely working on his stuff, and not necessarily going with his normal gameplan. Utley walked and hit a solo home run in the fifth. Ruiz went one for three with a run scored.
Utley spent all of 2001 in Clearwater, his first full year in the Phillies system, while Ruiz spent parts of 2002 and 2003 in Clearwater.