Freddie Freeman #5
Any time a team goes up against the other team’s ace pitcher or any pitcher on a hot streak, it’s not an easy task, home or on the road, especially on the road. Freddie Freeman and the Atlanta Braves marched into Nationals Park to take on the Washington Nationals and starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg, 15-2, 2.80 ERA. Freeman had a terrific game leading the Braves to an 8-5 victory, handing Strasburg his third loss. The win marked the first time the Braves won in Washington since 2014. On the night, Freeman went 2-for-4, Double, HR, 2 Runs, 4 RBIs, HBP, K, and BB. Freeman’s homer was his 22nd of the season, a three-run blast to left field off Strasburg in the top of the fifth inning on a 2-1 count.
QUOTE: “It was too much Freddie Freeman. He has had a tremendous amount of success in this ballpark and it continued tonight,” Nationals manager Dusty Baker said.
FACT: Freeman’s career average against Strasburg is .412 and he’s hitting .327 against the Nationals.