Freddie Freeman came into the game on Wednesday 0 for 8 in this weeks Miami Marlins series and 2 for 44 in the 2014 season against the Marlins. Freddie has a single, a double, and two RBIs this season versus the fish.
Freddie has historically been average against the Marlins as he has a slash line of .248/.331/.389 with 52 strikeouts compared to 58 hits.
On Wednesday, he got a hold of a Nathan Eovaldi curveball in the 2nd inning to put the Braves up 5-0.
“I was looking for a strike, that was my plan all along,” Freddie said. “He left one up and over and I was able to hit it.”
This was Freeman’s first home run at Turner Field since May 19, snapping a 124 plate appearances drought without a dinger. Eovaldi came back with a curveball that Freddie liked and he took it over the left center wall.
“As long as it’s coming over the white, I’ll be swing at it,” Freeman said after the game. “When I’m going good, it usually goes out in the outfield.”
“He’s a guy that can drive that ball out there in left center,” Manager Fredi Gonzalez said. “To see that is a nice for him to see that his swing is back. It’s a confidence builder to get him going again.”
Freddie went yard for his 14th home run of the 2014 season.
Though the home run was his only hit of the night, Freeman left the ball field with a good feeling.
“I did hit the ball hard all three times tonight so that is a positive,” Freddie said. “It’s gone bad a couple weeks now, I haven’t been swinging the bat very well but it was nice to get a couple hard hit balls tonight.”
“It was nice to see Freeman get back on track,” Gonzalez said. “I thought yesterday, he didn’t get any hits but his swings kept getting better and better. Today, it was nice to see him get some production.”