The single started a one-out rally that included an error by third baseman Luis Cruz and a grand slam by Justin Upton off left-handed reliever Paco Rodriguez, providing the decisive runs for Atlanta in an 8-5 Dodgers loss.
"I talked to Dee, and he said as soon as he peeled off, he felt he was in Carl's way," said Mattingly. "He knows he went too far. He was in no-man's land. It was kind of borderline. You want him to be aggressive, but you don't want bloopers dropping. It's a fine line. You want him to learn from it. You don't want to see it again. Part of it is knowing Carl plays shallow."
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.