By Nancy Armour USA Today Sat., Oct. 6, 2018 MILWAUKEE—Erik Kratz outdid himself. His post-season debut, when it came — if it came — was always going to be memorable. He’s 38 years old, playing for his 11th major-league team in his 17th season. They make movies about scenarios like that, complete with majestic camerawork and soaring music to heighten the drama. Only there’s no scriptwriter good enough to do justice to Kratz’s long-awaited day. Read more: Opinion | Rosie DiManno: Why baseball has become the ‘less cool sport’ Article Continued Below Major League Baseball strikes out with fan attendance, again Dodgers win away from sweeping Braves after Kershaw gem In his first playoff game, the one-time Toronto Blue Jays backup catcher drove in two runs in his final at-bat, breaking open what had been a close game as the Milwaukee Brewers took a commanding 2-0 lead in their best-of-five NL Division Series. “I hit a homer in the Triple-A playoffs one time, that was pretty cool,” Kratz cracked after the 4-0 victory. “Yeah, it’s the biggest hit,” he continued. “Just like the strikeout the time before was the biggest strikeout of my career. That’s what this moment is. It’s… Read full this story
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