St. Louis latest victim of hot-hitting Herrera

Center fielder notches hits in each of his games at Busch Stadium

St. Louis latest victim of hot-hitting Herrera

ST. LOUIS -- Odubel Herrera has found a home away from home at Busch Stadium.

After Thursday's 4-0 loss to the Cardinals, the 24-year-old center fielder has hit safely in all eight career games at Busch Stadium, hitting .406 (13-for-32), with a homer and 6 RBIs.

In the Phillies' 5-4 loss Wednesday, Herrera notched a pair of hits, including a home run that was scorched into the right-field bullpen.

"I guess I hit well in this park, but I don't really know what it is," Herrera said through an interpreter.

St. Louis hasn't been Herrera's only victim.

He reached base safely in a career-best 21 games, stretching from April 8 to April 30. Herrera became the first Phillie since 1900 to score four runs, hit a homer and get at least two stolen bases in one game, against Milwaukee on April 23.

"I'm really doing the same thing that I do every day," Herrera said. "I'm focusing on really swinging the bat well, and it's really working out for me."

Joe Harris is a contributor to based in St. Louis. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.