Erik Kratz takes a hit from Chipper Jones (Photo: AP)
As John Mayberry Jr. raced toward the infield, a blooper dropped into shallow center field. He immediately fired the baseball home while Chipper Jones rounded third. The throw was a little up the line, but Erik Kratz was able to make one of the top defensive plays of the year. As soon as the ball hit the glove, Jones collided with Kratz. Kratz took a huge hit from Chipper Jones at the plate, but Kratz was able to hold on for the out. The play saved a run, but it wasn’t the only big play from Kratz that night.
The Phillies found themselves trailing 4-1 entering the top of the sixth inning. They were able to tie the game in the sixth, but the Braves quickly regained the lead.
Down by a run in the top of the ninth inning with Craig Krimbel on the mound, it looked like the Phillies were going to lose this game for sure. With two strikes, Krimbel fired a 99 mph fastball to Kratz, but Kratz drilled it to the left field seats. ...