Originally written on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 8/30/14
As I watch the Sunday afternoon Game between the Phillies and Diamondbacks I can only imagine what a difference it could make to start bringing more position players up to the big club. We had to endure the 1st inning screw up by Eric Kratz when he was in a chase down to third base and held onto the ball to long, result the runner slid back to third and was safe. Next two batters Kratz had to come out to the mound to clarify the signals. This has been a problem between Kratz and Hamels, Halladay and Kendrick. Halladay actually requested that Kratz not catch for him, I’m sure this was separate from his injury. To my point, we have a great minor leaguer Tommy Josephs, that is hopefully the catcher of the future. Cody Asche, third base just hit for a grand slam on Saturday. Darin Ruf has been much improved in triple A playing left field and getting his swing back. Ethan Martin, pitcher, has his 3 rd win, better than Hamels, seven strikeouts in six innings. Finally there s Cesar Hernan...
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