Atlanta Braves first baseman, Freddie Freeman, had a terrific day on Sunday helping his team in a comeback win over rival St. Louis Cardinals. Freddie went 3-3 with a home run off Jaime Garcia in the 1st inning – his eighth of the 2014 season. He also totaled three RBIs and two Runs scored in a 6-5 victory. This game raised his slash line to .314/.392/.535 in 42 games.
But in the 4th inning of Sunday’s game, Freddie took a pitch off his shoulder/back from Garcia that looked pretty painful.
When asked about the high and tight pitch that got him, Freddie responded with…
“Good, I just got hit in the back. Just some soreness.”
David O’Brien’s follow up question was “Do you think there was anything to it by Garcia?”
“No, not at all,” Freeman responded with and then smiled.
An interesting take there – could this have been a little retaliation for something?
If you haven’t seen Freddie’s home run in the 1st inning, watch here. It doesn’t look like he said anything or “pimped” his homer.
It’s still unknown at this time if Freeman will be too sore to play today or if he’s fine. We’ll know around 3pm today when the lineups are announced.
“I’m sure it will be a little sore but we are going to ice it up and he will be in the lineup tomorrow (Monday),” said Braves Manager Fredi Gonzalez.