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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