Erik Kratz couldn't believe he reached second on a line drive to right field
Things appeared to be working for the Brewers heading into the sixth inning of Game 3 of the NLDS on Sunday. Christian Yelich scored on a Travis Shaw forceout in the top of the first and Jesus Aguilar homered in the top of the fourth. But it was Erik Kratz who gave us a fun reaction during his time on the bases.
In the top of the sixth, Kratz hit a line-drive double to right field -- he was shocked he made it safely. Just check out his reaction:
Not bad, Kratzy.
The veteran catcher, 38, became the oldest player to make his debut in the postseason since 1905. He's been on playoff rosters, but was inactive during both stints. It appeared he's not taking this opportunity for granted.
And listen to him during the final out:
King Kratz mic'd up for the final out. 🎤 pic.twitter.com/fSbvfZ1MJU- MLB (@MLB) October 8, 2018
Kratz spoke to MLB.com's Adam McCalvy after the game.
"If you told me 16 years ago that I'd be here today I wouldn't have changed the path that I took," Kratz said. "I never gave up. I've been blessed every day to be in this situation."
And what would Kratz's friends think about seeing him? Well, they would probably ask about his "nasty facial hair" and say he "looks fat on TV." But still, they would be proud of him to know he stuck it out and to make sure he enjoyed that moment.