Jun 19, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman (5) high fives teammates after beating the Washington Nationals 3-0 at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves Freddie Freeman Leaves Game


Atlanta Braves first basemen Freddie Freeman has left the game Wednesday night after being hit in the right elbow by a pitch from Scott Downs.

Freddie was 1-3 prior to leaving the game with a single and two strikeouts.

This is a guy who has played every single inning of every game this season for the Braves.  He doesn’t miss many games throughout his career as he’s only sat in 36 games through his first four seasons.

“I think we dodged a bullet, I took him out of the game to get ice on it right away,” Fredi Gonzalez said after the game.  “He’s going to see the Astros doctors right away.  Hopefully we got ice on it soon enough that he can play tomorrow.”

Through 76 games, Freeman has a .286/.361/.471 slash line with 12 home runs and 37 RBIs.

He was hit right on the elbow in the top of the 8th inning with probably a 90-92 mph fastball.  Braves trainer and Fredi Gonzalez came right out to who to check on him.  He didn’t seem to be in too much pain but was removed and taken back to the locker room.

Hopefully removing him from the game was precautionary as the Braves held a 4-0 lead in the later part of the game in Houston.

“He got hit right in the funny bone,” Gonzalez went on to say.  “I think he had that same feeling in St. Louis when he got hit there but this time he said it felt worse.  Hopefully it’s nothing and we can get him out there tomorrow.”

We’ll keep you updated on the injury.

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  • Mushy Peas

    Freddie gets hit with so many pitches, it seems, because he’s so frequently pitched inside. I’d like for him to wear some kind of protective gear- an elbow pad, or whatever; though he uses his arms in such a way that it might actually affect his swing.
    Hope he’s okay. That looked like a real stinger.

  • Jeff Schafer

    Fredi Gonzalez….”I think we dodged a bullet, I took him out of the game to get ice on it right away. He’s going to see the Astros doctors right away. Hopefully we got ice on it soon enough that he can play tomorrow.”

  • Jeff Schafer

    Fredi Gonzaelz….”He got hit right in the funny bone…I think he had that same feeling in St. Louis when he got hit there but this time he said it felt worse. Hopefully it’s nothing and we can get him out there tomorrow.”

  • fireboss

    Call Bonds and see if his body armor is still available. I’d start Doumit at first tomorrow and give Freddie a day, it can’t hurt and the Astros are essentially a AAA team. Two members of the lineup hit about .241 – Springer got a hit that pushed him from 238 to 241. What keeps them competitive is pitching. McHugh was very good tonight save one bid late to JUP his ERA would have dropped. Woody got his last minor league start here in Houston when he left for Simmons he had less than 80 pitches.

  • http://www.tomahawktake.com/ Chris Headrick

    I’m with Fred. Freddie rarely gets a day off, and if you think 1st is all that easy, you ain’t played it! He needs a day, and I’d give it to Doumit as well, or play CJ there at least and give the hot corner to Pena. Shouldn’t matter to much with the Strohs.

  • Jeff Schafer

    Freddie will wear a elbow pad today it sounds like…but he says he’s ready to go. Fredi still may give him a day of rest

    • fireboss

      Time for Fredi to act like Bobby. “You’re ready Free? Take another day.” Or at least DH him and let Doumit do it Just saw that he’s playing. Really the days of playing every day are gone, no one is catching Ripken, take a day off F5F