Kimbrel, Freeman Lead Braves' Strong Rookie Class

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

ATLANTA (AP) -- Rookies are a big reason the Atlanta Braves take
the NL's second-best record and the fourth-best mark in the majors
into the All-Star break.

Craig Kimbrel, who leads the majors with 28 saves, made the NL
All-Star team as a replacement pick. The hard-throwing right-hander
isn't the only rookie playing a major role in the Braves' attempt
to catch Philadelphia in the NL East.

First baseman Freddie Freeman, hitting .274 with 13 homers, is
emerging as a dangerous power hitter in the middle of the lineup.
He had four homers in a four-game series with Colorado last week.

Another rookie, right-hander Brandon Beachy has a solid 3.21 ERA
at the bottom of a strong rotation.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WCTV 1801 Halstead Blvd. Tallahassee, FL 32309
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 125375608 - wctv.tv/a?a=125375608