Freddie Freeman, one of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ youngest recruits, played with a variety of lineup combinations. And they all looked good to him, including one at the top of the order.
For the first time since the California first baseman signed a six-year, $162 million contract, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts was able to put Freeman’s name on the lineup. Freddie, 32, came to the game batting third and playing first base, something the Dodgers are hoping to do every day this season during a 10-8 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday.
“It was nice to be out there again.” said Freiman. “Things felt like a normal ball game coming between the lines. The fans were great, I felt at home, so it was a good day.”
An unusual event took place on Tuesday when he donned a blue Dodgers uniform as opposed to a red Braves jersey. As soon as Freeman stepped on the plate in the first inning, he heard something he’d never heard from Dodgers fans before.
“Freddie! freddy!” chanted the crowd, which included some family members and friends.
“Was nice to get four defensive innings”
“It’s a new chapter and the fans chanting my name were really nice.” said Freiman. “Normally Dodger fans haven’t sung my name for the last 12 years, which was nice.”
Freddie went on to be quick to show why he’s one of the best hitters out there in the game and was the Dodgers’ main target this past offseason.
“I was able to get four defensive innings, which was nice. said Freiman. “I got as much work as possible on the back fields, but nothing quite like a game. So it was nice to get some ABs.
“I like to play. I only have two weeks so I have to go in there.”
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https://firstsportz.com/mlb-nice-to-get-back-out-there-freddie-freeman-on-debut-with-la-dodgers/ “Nice to be back out there”