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'Sick play, bro': Culberson snags catch in stands

April 8, 2018

DENVER -- As Braves infielder Charlie Culberson decompressed after Sunday's 4-0 win over the Rockies at Coors Field, two-time Gold Glove winner Ender Inciarte walked past and said, "Sick play, bro."Culberson could only smile as he then turned to talk to a reporter about what stands as one of the

DENVER -- As Braves infielder Charlie Culberson decompressed after Sunday's 4-0 win over the Rockies at Coors Field, two-time Gold Glove winner Ender Inciarte walked past and said, "Sick play, bro."
Culberson could only smile as he then turned to talk to a reporter about what stands as one of the top defensive gems of the young season -- his catch of Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez's foul ball. 
Getting his first start of the season, Culberson sprinted back from his third-base position and dove over the tarp before falling into the first row of seats while maintaining control of the baseball.
"I had those plays before," Culberson said. "Sometimes, you come up short and don't really go for it. But, I was just thinking, 'I'm catching this ball.' It was a fun play."
Culberson compared this play to one he made while playing for the Rockies during a May 25, 2014, game against the Braves at Turner Field. He was also manning third base that day when he raced to grab a Jason Heyward foul ball and nearly fell into the third-base dugout. 

"That was the first thinking, that this was the same kind of play, but in reverse because now I'm with the other team," Culberson said.

Mark Bowman has covered the Braves for MLB.com since 2001.