Remember back in early August how a mother wrote a post on her blog thanking and anonymous man at Miller Park who was wonderful to her son, getting him a baseball and making for a great day at a Brewers game? The post went viral and everyone said “aww.”
Well, the Brewers apparently reunited the mother, Sarah Kooiman, with the man, Chad McLaughlin. So, more awws.
Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman had to exit Wednesday night’s game against the Phillies after he was hit on the left wrist by a Hoby Milner fastball in the bottom of the eighth inning. Charlie Culberson pinch-ran for him and stayed in the game to play first base.
You may recall that Freeman’s left wrist is the one that was fractured by an Aaron Loup pitch last year. Understandably, there’s some concern here. The Braves should provide an update later tonight or on Thursday.
Freeman went 1-for-3 in Wednesday’s game before exiting. On the season, he’s batting .288/.468/.492 with two home runs, 12 RBI, and 12 runs scored in 79 plate appearances.