Tyler Flowers Thought He Had a Home Run, Albert Almora Denied Him

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You’re not going to believe this, but Albert Almora made another ridiculous catch tonight. Shocker, I know. He only does this type of thing three to five times a week. Tonight’s victim was Braves catcher Tyler Flowers, who saw his bid for his second home run of the season fall flat thanks to Almora’s wizardry in the outfield:

Centerfield is where baseballs go to die with @albertalmora patrolling. @WGNNews #Cubs pic.twitter.com/UyS1i1adwK

— Josh Frydman (@Josh_Frydman) May 17, 2018

Almora made that look like something anyone can do, but MLB.com’s Joe Posnanski brought everyone down to Earth with some Statcast metrics:

Tyler Flowers' 106-mph exit velocity shot to centerfield had a 95% hit probability. Albert Almora made one of those crazy, wonderful catches that will be the only thing most people at this game will remember.

— Joe Posnanski (@JPosnanski) May 17, 2018

There’s no need to cry for Flowers here. He might have lost a home run but he’s played a role in Almora striking out three times tonight behind the plate.

Almora admiring his work, and rightfully so:

Albert Almora turning around and admiring his catch on the jumbotron like a boss pic.twitter.com/QMnfQ6Vf5C

— Red Line Radio (@RedLineRadio) May 17, 2018