Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman remains out of the lineup for Saturday’s game against the Mets as he is still bothered by a sore wrist. He acknowledged yesterday he might miss the whole series against the Mets. He last played on June 17 against the Red Sox, but exited in the seventh inning.
Freeman, 25, has been by far the Braves’ most productive hitter this season, batting .299/.367/.520 with 12 home runs and 41 RBI. In terms of OPS, the Braves’ second- and third-best hitters are Cameron Maybin and Kelly Johnson with a .765 OPS, 122 points lower. One might argue that the Braves will miss Freeman a lot while he’s out.