Jim Joyce: "I cost that kid a perfect game"

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Jim Joyce speaks after the blown call:

“I just cost that kid a perfect game. I thought he beat
the throw. I was convinced he beat the throw, until I saw the replay. It was the biggest call of my career.”

With that there can be no further objection to the implementation of instant replay.

Freddie Freeman’s X-rays come back negative

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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.