Hey all — apologies, but Your Monday Afternoon Power Rankings are going to be Your Tuesday Morning Power Rankings this week. The primary reason: I’ve been reading and trying to get my mind around the Rangers’ bankruptcy filings, and it has taken longer than I figured to do that. If I were to now try and do the Power Rankings post it would be a half-assed, and you people deserve my whole ass. You can expect to see it tomorrow morning.
The Braves got a scare last night after first baseman Freddie Freeman was hit on the left wrist by a Hoby Milner fastball in the bottom of the eighth inning. It was doubly scary given that, less than a year ago, the same wrist was fractured when Aaron Loup plunked him last year, causing Freeman to miss over a month and a half.
Good news, though: the Braves just announced that Freeman’s X-rays are negative and that he’s day-to-day.
On the season, Freeman is batting .288/.468/.492 with two home runs, 12 RBI, and 12 runs scored in 79 plate appearances.