“We’ve got to figure out a way to keep him on the field without cramping,” Gonzalez said.
Upton had dropped down a bunt with runners first and second and was charging hard up the first base line as Mike Minor was thrown out trying to advance to third base.
Upton said he didn’t cramp up until after he was walking back to first base once the play was over. He tried to stretch his left leg out and went over to the Braves dugout to drink some water but he was ultimately pulled for a pinch runner – his brother B.J. Upton.
B.J. got to trot home rounding the bases on Freddie Freeman’s three-run home run that followed.