New All-Star Freeman stars in Braves’ win
Final Vote winner drives in four; Atlanta holds on to reward Hudson
[Editorial Note: I was at the game last night following Freddie Freeman's selection to the ASG, and the atmosphere was absolutely electric. I was amazed at the size of the crowd for a Thursday night, and the the threat of rain, and I've never seen more LIVE support for any one player. It rivaled anything I ever experienced in my years watching Chipper.]
ATLANTA — After millions of fans voted Freddie Freeman into the 2013 All-Star Game, and over 40,000 of them saluted him with a standing ovation before his first at-bat on Thursday night, the Braves first baseman wasted little time rewarding them for their efforts, ripping the first pitch he saw into right-center field for a two-run double to spark the Atlanta offense.
Braves postgame quotes after Thursday’s win