The Newest Mets Killer, Freddie Freeman

An article by posted on April 10, 2014

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Mark Simon of ESPN New York writes about the latest Mets Killer, Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman.

Freeman’s two RBIs on Wednesday gave him 37 in 38 games against the Mets over the last three seasons. That’s by far the most in the majors over that span. Next-closest is Ryan Zimmerman and Adam LaRoche with 25. Freeman’s slashline against the Mets is .324/.384/.614, good for a .999 OPS. 

Facing lefties and righties have made no difference to him. He’s hitting .333 (16 for 48) against lefties and .320 (with eight home runs in 100 at-bats) against righties. He’s 15 for 32 (.469 batting average) over that time with runners in scoring position. He’s become an early nemesis to Zack Wheeler, going 5 for 9 with a home run against him.

Just when Chipper Jones retires and you think it’s safe to go back into the water in Atlanta, this guy comes along…

I recalled a hot debate a few seasons ago on this site, where we deliberated over who was the better first baseman between Ike Davis or Freeman… Yes, that’s how far Ike has fallen…

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