Freddie Freeman homers in 7-4 loss to New York Mets

Jul 22, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman (5) has New York Mets center fielder Juan Lagares (12) out during the seventh inning at Citi Field. Atlanta Braves won 2-1. Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Freddie Freeman hit his 11th home run of the 2013 season in Thursday’s loss to the New York Mets.

The home run was a solo shot to center field in the top of the 6th inning, tying the ball game at 4-4. But the New York Mets rallied for 3 runs in the bottom half of the frame. Freeman, 23, is batting .306/.383/.474 with 65 RBI’s in 88 games this season.

Starting pitcher Zach Wheeler picked up his 4th win of the season, allowing 4 runs, 3 earned in 6 innings of work on Thursday. It being a so-so performance, the 23 year old right handed pitcher was backed up by a New York offense who racked up 7 runs on 14 hits.

He struck out 5 batters and now has an ERA of 3.72, which he carries into his next scheduled start at Marlins Park in Miami, against the Miami Marlins.

John Bush led the Mets with 3 RBI’s, while David Wright was awarded an RBI triple on a call in which Atlanta Braves skipper Fredi Gonzalez argued before getting ejected from the ball game.

Topics: Atlanta Braves, Freddie Freeman, New York Mets, Zach Wheeler

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