It was only the second time Freeman has started a game hitting second; the last came April 6, 2011, when the Braves lost 5-4 in Milwaukee. Freeman went 0-for-4, hitting between Martin Prado and Chipper Jones.
Freeman has started 988 games hitting third, 141 hitting fourth and 128 hitting fifth. He’s also started hitting sixth (40), seventh (18) and eighth (10). He’s never led off or batted ninth.