Freeman went 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, an RBI and two runs scored Saturday against the Brewers. Freeman recorded his first three-hit game since June 5, though he is still hitting .310 for the season. He has also quietly been struggling to hit for power, as he has only four extra-base hits since June 22. Despite those recent struggles, it's hard to complain about anything Freeman has done this season as he ranks in the top 10 in the National League in batting average, home runs, RBI, runs scored, walks and slugging percentage.
Freeman (triceps) will start at first base and bat third in Thursday's tilt against Milwaukee, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. As expected, Freeman will play in the series opener after getting hit by a pitch on his triceps Wednesday. The 28-year-old first baseman will look to build on his stellar numbers at the plate, as he's batting .308 with 16 home runs and 56 RBI through 85 games in 2018.
Freeman exited Wednesday's contest due to a right upper arm contusion. Freeman was forced to exit the game after being hit by a pitch on the right elbow in the second inning. Consider him day-to-day ahead of Thursday's series opener in Milwaukee.
Freeman was lifted from Wednesday's game after being hit by a pitch on the right elbow, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The Yankees' CC Sabathia plunked Freeman in the second inning and Freeman was later removed, with Charlie Culberson shifting to first base and Danny Santana entering the game in left. Freeman may be headed for an X-ray right away to determine the severity of the issue. The Braves open a four-game set in Milwaukee on Thursday.
Freeman went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's 6-5 win over St. Louis. The 6-foot-5 first baseman is having yet another strong season, swatting 16 home runs with 56 RBI and a terrific .315/.407/.546 slash line. Freeman has gradually increased his monthly home run total this season, finishing June with six despite not hitting once since June 15. He's already off to a strong start here in July and should continue terrorizing opposing pitchers all summer long.