Erik Kratz is Superman (.gifs)

Erik Kratz has been a very pleasant surprise for the Phillies since he took over for Carlos Ruiz in late July. He entered the night with a .921 OPS with 14 of his 24 hits having gone for extra bases. He’s done a good job behind the plate as well, having thrown out at least three attempted base stealers from his knees. His great performance continued last night when he not only survived an earth-shattering hit from Chipper Jones at home plate in the fourth inning, but played the role of hero, hitting a lead-off, game-tying solo home run against one of the best relievers in baseball in Craig Kimbrel.

Also during the game, Phillippe Aumont made Dan Uggla look silly and John Mayberry hit a go-ahead three-run home run that pushed Phillies broadcaster Tom McCarthy into puberty. After the jump, click the link below to reveal some .gifs and a video.

Reveal Kratz collision .gifs

Reveal Aumont vs. Uggla .gif

Reveal Kratz vs. Kimbrel .gifs

Reveal Mayberry HR video

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  1. Richard

    September 01, 2012 07:41 AM

    great stuff.

    if you have a chance, try to watch Atlanta’s feed of Aumont’s pitch to Uggla… really get a great look of it there (Atlanta has a straight on view of pitches)

  2. Rich

    September 01, 2012 07:46 AM

    A great win last night, why couldn’t have this happened so much more this year though?

    Oh yes, and Uggla is still thinking that ball is after him@ ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Fantusta

    September 01, 2012 08:35 AM

    I kinda feel like Chipper could’ve been safe if he had just slid.

  4. Rafi

    September 01, 2012 11:24 AM

    So, is Kratz actually just Crash Davis in real life?

  5. Steve

    September 01, 2012 05:55 PM

    Never really noticed before because I hadn’t ever seen him pitch, but sheesh, Aumont is really freakin tall.

  6. Dan K.

    September 02, 2012 02:54 AM

    That Aumont gif is why i can’t give up on him as a prospect…

    More gifs please, by the way. One of my favorite things to see on this site.

  7. Chris S

    September 04, 2012 11:02 AM

    Man that Aumont off-speed pitch (slider?), was sick, very nice movement on it. If he can control his pitches and not walk people he will be a lights out relief pitcher.

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