Braves win 3rd straight game, but lose Freeman in 5th inning from HBP
Braves win their 3rd consecutive game against Toronto by jumping on the Blue Jays in the 1st inning with a 2 run RBI by Nick Markakis, followed by a 3 run home-run from Kurt Suzuki, giving the braves a 6-0 lead.
Everything was going right for the Braves until the Bottom of the 5th inning, when Toronto’s pitcher, Loup threw a ball high and inside on Freddie Freeman, causing him to get hit in the lower wrist. When watching the game you could hear a bang and an instant drop of the ball. At first glance, it was thought to be a fouled off but after review, it was shown that Freddie in fact took full contact to his wrist. After the training staff came out, they decided that Freddie would need to be taken out of the game. The Braves then moved Jace Peterson to 1st and recently called up, Johan Camargo to play 3rd.
Freddie underwent multiple test but the X-Rays were inconclusive. The ball club has announced that Freeman will undergo more test tomorrow after the swelling does down. Until then it looks like Peterson will play 1st and Johan Camargo will get the start at 3rd.
The Braves sent closer, Jim Johnson to the mound , to end the game and he did just that, striking out the side.
With the win the Braves jump into 2nd place in the NL East and improve their record to 16-21
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