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Erik Kratz

  1. Hose Report: Turkey Bacon stood no chance at the plate

    Mar 5, 2014, 9:32 AM EDT


    Not a ton of interesting chatter coming out of Clearwater, Florida this week. The Phillies are back in action this afternoon after a loss last night. We’ve been a little lax on our hardball chatter, so let’s take a look… The Daily News’ Ryan Lawrence has an interesting look at prospect Roman Quinn and his…

  2. Erik Kratz traded for Brad Lincoln: Let’s all watch the turkey bacon commercial one last time

    Dec 4, 2013, 9:05 AM EDT


    “Hey, you’re Erik Kratz, the catcher for Philadelphia, right?” the cartoon turkey wearing a pig’s costume innocently asks. In the fun and exciting world of television commercials, Erik Kratz still answers that question affirmatively. But we’re not W.B. Mason and we don’t live in jingles. After Tuesday’s wild day in Major League Baseball, the spokesman…

  3. Could’ve Been Worse: Erik Kratz Out 6-8 Weeks

    Jun 12, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT


    When Erik Kratz said he heard a pop in his knee, and it was revealed the injury would require surgery, I just assumed the worst. Thankfully it does not sound like that will be the last call for turkey bacon this season after all. The Inquirer’s Matt Gelb Tweets that Kratz underwent a successful procedure…

  4. And Now the Phillies Are Without Erik Kratz

    Jun 10, 2013, 11:29 AM EDT


    So let’s recap the weekend for the Phillies: They lost Friday night, they lost Saturday night, and they lost on Sunday. Oh, and they also lost Erik Kratz to the DL with an unspecified knee injury that could sideline him for who knows how long. The Phillies will now roll with a catching duo of…

  5. Erik Kratz’s Huge Collision at Home in GIF, Video, and Photos

    May 24, 2013, 10:41 PM EDT


    The Phillies lost on Friday night in the opening game of their series with the Nationals down in DC. One of the few highlights for the Philadelphia side was when Ben Revere threw a guy out at the plate (!) in the 4th inning on what would turn out to be a pretty viscous collision…

  6. WHAT THE!?! Kratz and Galvis CRUSH Back to Back Jacks to Walk Off Winners

    May 19, 2013, 4:57 PM EDT

    Freddy Galvis

    Holy crap. That was one of the more improbable endings to a Phillies game we’ve ever seen. After Delmon Young worked a leadoff walk in the bottom of the ninth off of Aroldis Chapman, Charlie Manuel decided to use Cliff Lee as a pinch runner. That didn’t work out real well. Cliff Lee got picked…