Freddie Freeman offers batting gloves to young girl after being hit by a foul
Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman offered his batting gloves to a young girl who had been hit by a foul ball that ricocheted through the crowd.
It was a good week for the young PNC Park fans who collected some cool memories of star players.
A few days ago, the Brewers’ Christian Yelich handed a signed stick to a young boy who landed an impressive hold over the wall in left field.
Then on Tuesday, Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman went out of his way to give his batting gloves to another young fan.
This one had a frightening experience when a fake bullet ricocheted through the crowd and hit her. Freeman came over and offered the gloves while giving the girl a pat on the back and a low five.
It was the perfect way to turn something potentially traumatic into a heartwarming moment and surely a great memory for the family.
Freddie Freeman helped catch a young girl hit by a foul ball
The game against the Pirates didn’t go exactly as Freeman and the Braves would have hoped. Atlanta’s Tyler Matzek joined Bryan Reynolds to bring Rodolfo Castro as the winning point in the bottom of the ninth. A standstill is definitely not the way a team wants to lose.
Freeman went 0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Atlanta is now in danger of being swept away by Pittsburgh. They were routed in Game 1 of the series, 11-1, before Tuesday’s narrow loss. The streak will end on Wednesday before the Braves wrap up the first half of the season and enter the all-star break with a three-game streak against the Marlins.
The good news for Freeman is that he just picked up his fifth All-Star title at age 31. This season he is beating .272 / .381 / .479 with 17 homers, second best behind Ronald AcuÃ±a Jr. among the Braves.