Freddie Freeman

Atlanta Braves

Freeman (illness) returns to lineup

Freeman missed Saturday's game with a stomach virus, but he should be good to go the rest of the way. The slugger is batting .309 with five homers and a .967 OPS in September.

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  • Freeman (illness) returns to lineup

    Freeman missed Saturday's game with a stomach virus, but he should be good to go the rest of the way. The slugger is batting .309 with five homers and a .967 OPS in September.

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  • Freddie Freeman sitting due to stomach bug

    That's the reason for his absence from the Braves' starting lineup Saturday against the Phillies. The hope is Freeman will feel well enough to play Sunday. "It’s a situation where we didn’t want him around everybody," Braves manager Brian Snitker said. "It sounds like a 24-hour bug, something his whole family had."

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  • Freddie Freeman not in Braves lineup Saturday

    It's a tough break for Freeman owners having him get a rare day off in a nice matchup against Henderson Alvarez and the Phillies. Look for him to be back in there on Sunday and most days for the remainder of the season.

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  • Freeman belts solo home run vs Nationals

    He took ace starter Gio Gonzalez over the wall in the first inning for his only hit in four chances on the evening. The first baseman is having a mighty impressive campaign at the dish despite missing six weeks with a fractured wrist. He has a .317/.412/.611 slash line with 28 home runs, 70 RBI and 79 runs scored in only 106 games. His seven stolen bases are a career high.

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  • Freeman hits 27th homer in loss against Mets

    Freeman hit a solo shot off Mets starter Jacob deGrom in the sixth inning, the only run the Braves could muster against the right-hander. For Freeman, the dong was his 27th of the year, putting him in position to reach the 30-homer plateau for the second consecutive year with a strong finish. A fractured wrist stole a good portion of his season and has sapped some of his power, per Freeman, but in his 103 games he's been nothing short of terrific, batting .319/.417/.612.

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  • Freddie Freeman stays hot with three-run HR

    Freeman's blast off of Gio Gonzalez in the third inning put the Braves up 4-0 at the time and that wound up being more than enough. For a guy who admitted that his wrist still isn't 100 percent yet, Freeman sure is still a dangerous hitter. He's batting .378 with three home runs so far in September.

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  • Little to monitor in terms of rain delay potential in Sunday's MLB weather forecast

    It's a relatively quiet day across Major League Baseball in terms of weather as the matchup between the Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles is the only game checking in with a risk classification in Sunday's weather forecast. Kevin Roth currently has the game graded as YELLOW due to some low storm coverage and a minuscule chance of a rain delay. The other game of note comes to us in Atlanta where hitting conditions look to be in favor of the batters with the outer bands of Hurricane Irma kicking up some substantial wind and wind gust out to right field. Be sure to check out Kevin's full forecast on the MLB Weather page linked below. Also, don’t forget to follow Kevin Roth on Twitter, as he will be posting updates and answering questions there all season long, @KevinRothWx.

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  • Freddie Freeman goes deep in loss to Marlins

    Unfortunately, his solo shot off of Jose Urena in the fourth inning accounted for the entirety of the Braves' offense in the ballgame. He also singled and drew a walk in the contest, finishing the night 2-for-3. Freeman is now hitting a robust .319/.417/.617 with 25 bombs and 64 RBI.

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  • Start of Tuesday's TEX-ATL game will be delayed due to rain

    The beginning of tonight's game between the Texas Rangers and Atlanta Braves will start in a rain delay. There is currently no estimated start time for the contest to get underway. Kevin Roth had the risk of this game graded as ORANGE in his updated weather forecast due to the likelihood of a rain delay. Unfortunately, a postponement cannot be fully ruled out either. So, clearly, this puts both starting pitchers and hitters at risk in this matchup. Be sure to check out Kevin's full forecast on the MLB Weather page for more information. Also, don’t forget to follow Kevin Roth on Twitter, as he will be posting updates and answering questions there all season long, @KevinRothWx.

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  • Andrew Cashner has a .229 BABIP versus LHB, despite a 6.02 xFIP

    Cashner comes into tonight's game against the Atlanta Braves s in search of his eighth quality start in his last 10 outings, which is absurd to think about given his horrific 5.45 SIERA on the season. With that said, he has been far from immune from a blow-up start from time to time and has certainly shown some cracks in the armor at times this season. The main attributes to the high SIERA are a low 12.4% strikeout rate and high 8.8% walk rate, which should combine to make up a terrible formula for him to be able to maintain anywhere near his current 3.30 ERA that is mostly driven by his ability to limit hard contact to just 27.8% of the time. It's frustratingly obvious that Cashner's luck is due to run out at any time now, but after looking deeper at his splits, we can at least bank on his struggles against left-handed hitters to continue down the stretch run. Against lefties, he still has the low strikeouts (12.4% K%) with a high line drive (20.3% LD%) and fly ball rates (42.7% FB%) to go along with just an insane .229 BABIP that has somehow failed to correct itself yet. All of these aforementioned statistics do not equate to long-term success for any pitcher, let alone one of Cashner's caliber. Considering his tremendous amount of luck, this is an extremely tough matchup to feel supremely confident about, but we need to continue trusting in the numbers, which make Freddie Freeman (173 wRC+, .440 wOBA, .313 ISO vs RHP) and Matt Adams (127 wRC+, .368 wOBA, .264 ISO vs RHP) the main Braves hitters to focus exposure and are elite plays on Monday's night slate. Meanwhile, Ender Inciarte (103 wRC+, .333 wOBA vs RHP) and Nick Markakis lack elite skill sets but can definitely be considered as part of any Atlanta stack given Cashner's major deficiencies to left-handed bats. The trickier side of this matchup is the Braves righties since Cashner owns a 57.9% groundball rate and a below-average 27.5% hard hit rate, which are skills he's consistently exhibited in the past and likely are sustainable for him going forward. Clearly, with Cashner's overall track record he's prone to a blow up at any time, but with the likelihood of his success against righties continuing, it seems optimal to limit exposure to Braves right-handed batters, which shouldn't be too difficult given how uninspiring they are, to begin with, against right-handed pitching.

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