Play of the Day: Freddy Galvis makes superb diving grab and throw for the out

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Replacing Jimmy Rollins is no easy feat. Freddy Galvis, though, has done a decent job in the early going for the Phillies. Along with regularly elite defense, Galvis came into Saturday night’s game against the Braves with an .855 OPS.

Galvis shone with the glove in the fifth inning on Saturday night, robbing Nick Markakis of a hit with both a nice diving grab and a strong off-balance throw to first base. Galvis injured his shoulder in the process, but thankfully the inning was over and he had some time to recuperate. He didn’t need to come out of the game.

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Video: Nolan Arenado collects 200th career home run

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The Rockies fell 9-6 to the Orioles on Saturday, but the loss wasn’t without its bright spots. Case in point: Third baseman Nolan Arenado passed a significant career milestone on an Andrew Cashner fastball in the third inning, slugging the ball a projected 394 feet into the left field stands for his 200th career home run.

Arenado is the 34th active player to join the 200+ homer club and the first to do so since the Braves’ Freddie Freeman crossed that threshold on May 19. The three-run shot was the infielder’s 14th of the season and third since Friday, when he went deep twice against Orioles rookie John Means and reliever Shawn Armstrong. Following Saturday’s performance, he’s batting a robust .333/.377/.632 with 30 extra-base hits, 42 RBI, and a 1.009 OPS through 220 plate appearances.

He isn’t the only Rockies slugger making history, either. Arenado’s feat trailed that of Trevor Story, who clobbered an 0-2 pitch from Armstrong during the seventh inning of Friday’s 8-6 win. The two-run blast was his 100th home run in 448 career games, making him the fastest shortstop to reach the mark in MLB history.

The Rockies will vie for the series win as they round out the series on Sunday, with right-hander German Márquez scheduled to take the bump against fellow righty David Hess at 3:10 PM EDT.