Freddie Freeman insisted that he did not yet have much time to consider his expected return Atlantawhere he was a favorite face of the Braves franchise and helped bring the city to the World Series Championship last season.
The Los Angeles Dodgers the first baseman to score a home run and dwander in three series in a 10-5 win over Cincinnati Reds on Thursday, brushed aside questions about what will definitely be an emotional weekend.
“I haven’t really thought about it yet,” he said. I’m just looking forward to coming home and meeting my family. They’ve been to Atlanta for a few days. I’ve been asked a few times and I just say no, no (talk) now. All I care about is coming home to my Tomorrow you can ask me these questions and I will see what emotions I will have tomorrow. “
After a decade in Atlanta and winning last year’s World Series, Freeman became a free agent and signed a six-year, $ 162 million contract with the Dodgers, reaching $ 0.303 in 32 years with eight home runs and 45 RBIs.
Freeman and the Dodgers will reach out to Atlanta with momentum. They beat the Reds, scoring 26 runs and 42 shots in three games.
On Tuesday, in the first series, Freeman won the top five of the WRC season in an 8-2 victory and scored 10 in the series.
“We’re getting hits. It’s baseball. It’s hard,” he said. “We’ve been through ups and downs throughout the season, and now we’re on the ups and downs.”
Cody Bellinger, Max Muncie, Will Smith and Justin Turner also homered for NL West-leading Dodgers. They outscored the Reds 52-18, winning all seven games against them this year.
Clayton Kershaw (5-1) allowed one run and seven strokes through six innings. Kershaw left after 80 innings, lowering his seasonal ERA to a steady 2.00.
“Just fantastic performance all over,” said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts.
Cincinnati has lost seven in a row and is the worst in NL 23-46.
Rookie rookie Hunter Green (3-8) – despite accelerating 100 miles per hour with his fastball at least five times early in the game – passed six runs and nine strokes, including three homers, in five innings.
Freeman hit the towers, two run Homer into the center field in the third. Bellinger’s two-run drive in the fourth led to a 5-0 lead. Freeman added the RBI single in eighth place.
Tommy Fam Homer’s hit of three runs when the Reds scored four in the seventh inning from the extra Phil Bickford.
“We care about victory. That’s the only thing we care about, ”Reds manager David Bell said. “Having the opportunity to get out and not do it is very frustrating. We’ve all been through this before and we also know how to get the other way.”
Associated Press report
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