Herrera makes great catch for Phils in 4-1 loss to Braves

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Like everyone else, Freddie Freeman marveled at Odubel Herrera's amazing catch . But the Atlanta star doesn't want to see a repeat performance - at least not while he's batting.

Herrera reached way into the bushes beyond the center field wall to rob Freeman of a home run, but the Braves wound up beating the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 Saturday night.

''It was a great catch,'' Freeman said, adding with a smile, ''Tell him never to do that again.''

Freeman later hit an RBI triple and Nick Markakis homered, helping Mike Foltynewicz and the Braves win for the ninth time in their last 12 games in Philadelphia.

The Braves led 3-0 in the third inning when Freeman hit a drive to deep center. It looked like a two-run homer off the bat, but Herrera jumped high and reached far over the fence.

As he caught the ball, Herrera's glove went into a bush that is part of the batter's eye. Herrera still held onto the ball, drawing loud cheers from the fans and amazed reactions from his teammates. The out call was upheld after a video review confirmed Herrera made the catch.

''To go in the bushes, the focus it takes to make that catch is phenomenal,'' Braves manager Brian Snitker said.

Herrera said he got a good read right away.

''I knew I had a chance,'' he said through a translator.

Herrera's only concern was whether the ball hit the bushes before the glove, which would've made it a home run. Replays showed that wasn't the case.

Herrera said the branches actually acted like a cushion, protecting him from tumbling over the fence. Asked if his brush with the bushes hurt, Herrera showed scratches on both arms.

Foltynewicz (2-1) allowed one run on three hits in six innings, striking out six and walking two.

''He was really good,'' Snitker said. ''He had everything going and was really on the attack.''

Arodys Vizcaino pitched a scoreless ninth for his third save.

Maikel Franco homered for the Phillies.

Markakis gave Atlanta an early lead with a leadoff homer in the second against Nick Pivetta (1-1).

''He's been swinging the bat really, really well for a long time now,'' Snitker said.

The Braves went up 3-0 with a pair of runs in the third. Ryan Flaherty and Foltynewicz reached on a pair of singles that didn't leave the infield, Ender Inciarte hit an RBI single and Ozzie Albies added a sacrifice fly.

Two innings later, Freeman put the Braves up 4-0 with an RBI triple to right-center that was far enough away from Herrera to find ground.

Pivetta gave up four runs on six hits with six strikeouts and three walks in five innings.

STILL STREAKING

Besides his defensive gem, Herrera extended his career-high streak to 28 consecutive games reaching base with a first-inning single.

RECORD THIEF

Inciarte stole two bases, upping his April total to 12 to break the club record for steals in a month.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Braves: LHP Luiz Gohara (left ankle) was activated off the 10-day DL and optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Phillies: RHP Jerad Eickhoff threw a two-inning bullpen session on Saturday as he tries to work his way back from a strained right lat that has kept him on the DL all season. ... SS J.P. Crawford (right elbow strain) was lifted for Pedro Florimon in the fifth.

UP NEXT

Braves RHP Brandon McCarthy (3-0, 3.38) opposes RHP Vince Velasquez (1-3, 4.50) in the finale of the three-game series on Sunday afternoon.

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  • W: M. Foltynewicz (2-1)L: N. Pivetta (1-1)S: A. Vizcaino (3)
  • HR: ATL - N. Markakis (4), PHI - M. Franco (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
E. Inciarte CF50110002.259.300.277.5776.0
O. Albies 2B31110110.288.333.622.9553.5
F. Freeman 1B50110012.327.446.5821.0283.5
N. Markakis RF21111300.307.413.485.8989.0
R. Acuna LF30000114.375.412.6881.0990.5
D. Swanson SS40100015.301.345.456.8020.5
T. Flowers C40100011.250.250.250.5000.5
R. Flaherty 3B41100012.304.396.405.8011.5
M. Foltynewicz P31100010.182.182.273.4551.5
S. Carle P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- P. Tucker PH10100000.267.300.467.7671.0
A. Minter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
D. Winkler P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Vizcaino P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-hit a bunt single for Carle in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Hernandez 2B20000211.293.421.402.8231.5
C. Santana 1B30000100.165.307.297.6041.0
O. Herrera CF40100012.344.386.516.9020.5
R. Hoskins LF30000113.333.486.5801.0660.5
N. Williams RF40000023.192.263.288.552-1.0
M. Franco 3B41211010.264.300.444.7446.5
J. Crawford SS10000000.188.246.328.5750.0
a- P. Florimon PH-SS20100110.222.333.278.6111.5
J. Alfaro C40000023.193.258.298.556-1.0
N. Pivetta P10000010.250.250.333.583-0.5
b- S. Kingery PH10100000.222.281.383.6641.0
E. Ramos P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Morgan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- A. Altherr PH10000002.167.286.379.6650.0
V. Arano P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
Y. Rios P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
d- A. Knapp PH10000011.182.265.227.493-0.5
  • a-struck out for Crawford in the 5th
  • b-singled for Pivetta in the 5th
  • c-hit into fielder's choice for Morgan in the 7th
  • d-struck out for Rios in the 9th
BATTING
  • 3B - F. Freeman
  • HR - N. Markakis (4)
  • SF - O. Albies
  • RBI - E. Inciarte (9), O. Albies (17), F. Freeman (19), N. Markakis (16)
BATTING
  • HR - M. Franco (3)
  • RBI - M. Franco (19)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - E. Inciarte 2 (12)
BASERUNNING
  • Picked Off - C. Hernandez
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Foltynewicz (W, 2-1)6.03112612.531.2225.0
S. Carle (H, 5)1.02000000.961.021.0
A. Minter (H, 3)0.10002002.131.34-2.0
D. Winkler (H, 3)0.20000201.380.771.0
A. Vizcaino (S, 3)1.00001301.421.1810.5
PITCHERSIP
M. Foltynewicz (W, 2-1)6.0
S. Carle (H, 5)1.0
A. Minter (H, 3)0.1
D. Winkler (H, 3)0.2
A. Vizcaino (S, 3)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
N. Pivetta (L, 1-1)5.06443613.271.120.0
E. Ramos1.11001000.771.031.0
A. Morgan0.20001102.791.55-0.5
V. Arano1.02000000.750.671.0
Y. Rios1.00000003.181.413.0
PITCHERSIP
N. Pivetta (L, 1-1)5.0
E. Ramos1.1
A. Morgan0.2
V. Arano1.0
Y. Rios1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Foltynewicz 91-64, S. Carle 19-11, A. Minter 17-9, D. Winkler 8-6, A. Vizcaino 16-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Foltynewicz 3-8, S. Carle 2-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Foltynewicz 22, S. Carle 5, A. Minter 3, D. Winkler 2, A. Vizcaino 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - N. Pivetta 82-54, E. Ramos 24-12, A. Morgan 16-8, V. Arano 9-7, Y. Rios 18-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - N. Pivetta 5-4, E. Ramos 2-1
  • Batters Faced - N. Pivetta 24, E. Ramos 5, A. Morgan 3, V. Arano 5, Y. Rios 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
E. Inciarte CF50110002.259.300.277.5776.0
O. Albies 2B31110110.288.333.622.9553.5
F. Freeman 1B50110012.327.446.5821.0283.5
N. Markakis RF21111300.307.413.485.8989.0
R. Acuna LF30000114.375.412.6881.0990.5
D. Swanson SS40100015.301.345.456.8020.5
T. Flowers C40100011.250.250.250.5000.5
R. Flaherty 3B41100012.304.396.405.8011.5
M. Foltynewicz P31100010.182.182.273.4551.5
S. Carle P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- P. Tucker PH10100000.267.300.467.7671.0
A. Minter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
D. Winkler P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Vizcaino P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-hit a bunt single for Carle in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Hernandez 2B20000211.293.421.402.8231.5
C. Santana 1B30000100.165.307.297.6041.0
O. Herrera CF40100012.344.386.516.9020.5
R. Hoskins LF30000113.333.486.5801.0660.5
N. Williams RF40000023.192.263.288.552-1.0
M. Franco 3B41211010.264.300.444.7446.5
J. Crawford SS10000000.188.246.328.5750.0
a- P. Florimon PH-SS20100110.222.333.278.6111.5
J. Alfaro C40000023.193.258.298.556-1.0
N. Pivetta P10000010.250.250.333.583-0.5
b- S. Kingery PH10100000.222.281.383.6641.0
E. Ramos P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Morgan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- A. Altherr PH10000002.167.286.379.6650.0
V. Arano P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
Y. Rios P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
d- A. Knapp PH10000011.182.265.227.493-0.5
Total31151151115-----
  • a-struck out for Crawford in the 5th
  • b-singled for Pivetta in the 5th
  • c-hit into fielder's choice for Morgan in the 7th
  • d-struck out for Rios in the 9th
BATTING
  • 3B - F. Freeman
  • HR - N. Markakis (4)
  • SF - O. Albies
  • RBI - E. Inciarte (9), O. Albies (17), F. Freeman (19), N. Markakis (16)
BATTING
  • HR - M. Franco (3)
  • RBI - M. Franco (19)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - E. Inciarte 2 (12)
BASERUNNING
  • Picked Off - C. Hernandez
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Foltynewicz (W, 2-1)6.03112612.531.2225.0
S. Carle (H, 5)1.02000000.961.021.0
A. Minter (H, 3)0.10002002.131.34-2.0
D. Winkler (H, 3)0.20000201.380.771.0
A. Vizcaino (S, 3)1.00001301.421.1810.5
Total9.05115111---
PITCHERSIP
M. Foltynewicz (W, 2-1)6.0
S. Carle (H, 5)1.0
A. Minter (H, 3)0.1
D. Winkler (H, 3)0.2
A. Vizcaino (S, 3)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
N. Pivetta (L, 1-1)5.06443613.271.120.0
E. Ramos1.11001000.771.031.0
A. Morgan0.20001102.791.55-0.5
V. Arano1.02000000.750.671.0
Y. Rios1.00000003.181.413.0
Total9.0944571---
PITCHERSIP
N. Pivetta (L, 1-1)5.0
E. Ramos1.1
A. Morgan0.2
V. Arano1.0
Y. Rios1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Foltynewicz 91-64, S. Carle 19-11, A. Minter 17-9, D. Winkler 8-6, A. Vizcaino 16-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Foltynewicz 3-8, S. Carle 2-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Foltynewicz 22, S. Carle 5, A. Minter 3, D. Winkler 2, A. Vizcaino 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - N. Pivetta 82-54, E. Ramos 24-12, A. Morgan 16-8, V. Arano 9-7, Y. Rios 18-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - N. Pivetta 5-4, E. Ramos 2-1
  • Batters Faced - N. Pivetta 24, E. Ramos 5, A. Morgan 3, V. Arano 5, Y. Rios 3
  • 5TH INNING
    Franco homered to left41
    Freeman tripled to deep right center, Albies scored40
  • 3RD INNING
    Albies hit sacrifice fly to right, Foltynewicz scored30
    Inciarte singled to right, Flaherty scored, Foltynewicz to third20
  • 2ND INNING
    Markakis homered to right10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Yacksel Rios relieved Victor Arano
    • O. Albies: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Albies fouled out to third
    • F. Freeman: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Freeman flied out to deep center
    • N. Markakis: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Markakis flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Arodys Vizcaino relieved Dan Winkler
    • M. Franco: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Franco struck out swinging
    • P. Florimon: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Florimon walked
    • J. Alfaro: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Alfaro struck out swinging
    • Andrew Knapp hit for Yacksel Rios
    • A. Knapp: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Knapp struck out swinging
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Victor Arano pitching
    • D. Swanson: Foul, Ball, Swanson singled to center
    • T. Flowers: Pickoff attempt, Flowers flied out to shallow center
    • R. Flaherty: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Flaherty flied out to deep center
    • Preston Tucker hit for Shane Carle
    • P. Tucker: Tucker reached on bunt single to shortstop, Swanson to second
    • E. Inciarte: Inciarte flied out to center
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A.J. Minter pitching
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez walked
    • C. Santana: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Santana walked, Hernandez to second
    • O. Herrera: Strike swinging, Foul, Herrera lined out to left
    • Dan Winkler relieved A.J. Minter
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Hoskins struck out looking
    • N. Williams: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Williams struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • E. Ramos Pitching:
    • E. Inciarte: Ball, Ball, Inciarte flied out to shallow left
    • O. Albies: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Albies walked
    • Adam Morgan relieved Edubray Ramos
    • F. Freeman: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Freeman struck out swinging
    • N. Markakis: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Markakis walked, Albies to second
    • R. Acuna: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Acuna popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Shane Carle relieved Mike Foltynewicz
    • N. Williams: Ball, Foul, Williams flied out to left
    • M. Franco: Franco singled to left
    • P. Florimon: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Florimon singled to right, Franco to second
    • J. Alfaro: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Alfaro reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Franco to third, Florimon out at second
    • Aaron Altherr hit for Adam Morgan
    • A. Altherr: Strike looking, Ball, Altherr grounded into fielder's choice to second, Alfaro out at second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Edubray Ramos pitching
    • T. Flowers: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Flowers singled to shallow center
    • R. Flaherty: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Flaherty grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Flowers out at second
    • M. Foltynewicz: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foltynewicz grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
    • C. Santana: Santana flied out to shallow right
    • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
    • R. Hoskins: Hoskins fouled out to first
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • E. Inciarte: Strike looking, Ball, Inciarte grounded out to second
    • O. Albies: Strike looking, Albies singled to left
    • F. Freeman: Pickoff attempt, Freeman tripled to deep right center, Albies scored
    • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Markakis walked
    • R. Acuna: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Acuna struck out swinging
    • D. Swanson: Swanson grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
    • M. Franco: Franco homered to left
    • Pedro Florimon hit for J.P. Crawford
    • P. Florimon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Florimon struck out looking
    • J. Alfaro: Ball, Strike looking, Alfaro grounded out to first
    • Scott Kingery hit for Nick Pivetta
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Kingery singled to left center
    • C. Hernandez: Foul, Strike looking, Hernandez lined out to right
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • T. Flowers: Foul, Ball, Flowers grounded out to third
    • R. Flaherty: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Flaherty struck out swinging
    • M. Foltynewicz: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Foltynewicz struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
    • C. Santana: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Santana flied out to left
    • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Herrera lined out to left
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hoskins walked
    • N. Williams: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Williams struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • R. Flaherty: Foul, Ball, Flaherty reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • M. Foltynewicz: Foul, Foltynewicz reached on bunt single to second, Flaherty to second
    • E. Inciarte: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Inciarte singled to right, Flaherty scored, Foltynewicz to third
    • O. Albies: Pickoff attempt to first, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Albies hit sacrifice fly to right, Foltynewicz scored
    • F. Freeman: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Freeman flied out to deep center
    • N. Markakis: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Inciarte stole second, Ball, Inciarte stole third, Ball, Ball, Markakis walked
    • R. Acuna: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Acuna walked, Markakis to second
    • D. Swanson: Strike looking, Swanson grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Acuna out at second
    • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
    • J. Alfaro: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Alfaro struck out swinging
    • N. Pivetta: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Pivetta struck out looking
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hernandez walked
    • C. Santana: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Hernandez picked off at first, pitcher to first
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Markakis homered to right
    • R. Acuna: Acuna fouled out to catcher
    • D. Swanson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Swanson struck out swinging
    • T. Flowers: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Flowers struck out looking
    • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
    • N. Williams: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Williams grounded out to second
    • M. Franco: Strike looking, Ball, Franco lined out to left
    • J. Crawford: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Crawford grounded out to second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • E. Inciarte: Strike looking, Inciarte grounded out to second
    • O. Albies: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Albies struck out swinging
    • F. Freeman: Ball, Freeman popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • C. Santana: Santana flied out to deep left
    • O. Herrera: Strike looking, Strike looking, Herrera singled to left
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Hoskins flied out to deep center
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)