Braves first baseman Freddie trots home after hitting a home run April 28, 2019, against the Colorado Rockies at SunTrust Park in Atlanta.
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How Freddie Freeman reached base safely 27 times to start season

Freddie Freeman went 0-for-4 Monday, ending his season-opening on-base streak at an Atlanta-era record-tying 27 games.

J.D. Drew set the longest season-opening on-base streak in Atlanta franchise history at 27 in 2004. The franchise record to open a season is 37 games, set by Eddie Mathews with the Milwaukee Braves in 1961.

Gary Sheffield holds the franchise record for longest on-base streak, reaching in 52 straight games, May 28-July 27, 2002.

Here is how Freeman reached base during his 2019 streak:

March 28: Phillies 10, Braves 4
• Freddie Freeman draws a five-pitch walk in the sixth. (He is caught attempting to steal second base.) 

March 30: Phillies 8, Braves 6 
• Freddie Freeman singles on a line drive to center field, scoring Ender Inciarte, in the first. 

March 31: Phillies 5, Braves 1
• Freddie Freeman walks on five pitches in his first plate appearance. 

April 1: Braves 8, Cubs 0
• Freddie Freeman doubles on a sharp line drive to left in the bottom of the sixth. 

April 3: Braves 6, Cubs 4
• Freddie Freeman walks, moving Josh Donaldson to 2nd, in the third inning. 

April 4: Braves 9, Cubs 4 
• Freddie Freeman sees four straight balls to draw a walk in the first. 

April 5: Braves 4, Marlins 0 
• Freddie Freeman singles to lead off the fourth inning. He scores on a Ronald Acuna homer. 

April 6: Marlins 4, Braves 2
• Freddie Freeman hits a line drive — a double — to right off the first pitch he sees in the first. Ender Inciarte scores. 

April 7: Braves 4, Marlins 3 
• Freddie Freeman homers to left, scoring Ozzie Albies, in the first inning. 

Braves' Freddie Freeman stands in against Colorado pitcher Kyle Freeland April 8, 2019, at Coors Field in Denver.
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April 8: Braves 8, Rockies 6
• Freddie Freeman singles on a ground ball to center with 1 out in the third. He moves Josh Donaldson to second. Freeman scores on a Nick Markakis hit. 

April 9: Braves 7, Rockies 1
• Freddie Freeman singles to center, scoring Josh Donaldson, in the fourth inning. 

April 11: Mets 6, Braves 3 
• Freddie Freeman hits a ground-rule double on a fly ball down the left-field line in the first. Freeman scores on a Ronald Acuna triple. 

Freddie Freeman hits a double in the first inning against the New York Mets April 11, 2019, at SunTrust Park in Atlanta.
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April 12: Mets 6, Braves 2 
• Freddie Freeman walks on four straight pitches in the first inning. Josh Donaldson moves to second. 

April 13: Braves 11, Mets 7 
• Freddie Freeman opens the sixth inning with a single on a fly ball to center. He scores on a Dansby Swanson single with two outs. 

April 14: Braves 7, Mets 3 
• Freddie Freeman takes a full count and draws at walk in the third. 

April 16: Diamondbacks 9, Braves 6 
• Freddie Freeman doubles the second pitch to right in the fifth inning. Max Fried scores; Ozzie Albies moves from first to third. 

April 17: Diamondbacks 3, Braves 2 
• With one out in the sixth, Freddie Freeman singles to center. 

April 18: Diamondbacks 4, Braves 1 
• Freddie Freeman is hit by a pitch to lead the sixth inning. 

April 20 (1): Indians 8, Braves 4 
• Freddie Freeman walks on five pitches in the first. He scores on a Nick Markakis single. 

April 20 (2): Braves 8, Indians 7 
• With two outs in the ninth, Freddie Freeman takes six pitches for a walk. Tyler Flower scores. 

Freddie Freeman rounds third en route to scoring on a double off the bat of Nick Markakis against the Cleveland Indians April 21, 2019, at Progressive Field.
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April 21: Braves 11, Indians 5 
• Freddie Freeman walks on seven pitches in the first. He scores on a Nick Markakis double. 

April 23: Reds 7, Braves 6 
• Freddie Freeman singles on a ground ball to left in the sixth. Josh Donaldson scores. 

April 24: Braves 3, Reds 1 
• Freddie Freeman singles on a line drive to second in the third inning. 

April 25: Reds 4, Braves 2 
• Freddie Freeman singles on a ground ball to left in his first at-bat. 

April 26: Rockies 8, Braves 4 
• Freddie Freeman takes a four-pitch walk in the third. 

April 27: Rockies 9, Braves 5 
• Freddie Freeman drives a 95-mph fast ball over the center field wall in his first at-bat. 

Freddie Freeman trots the bases after hitting a home run in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies April 28, 2019, at SunTrust Park in Atlanta.
Photo: Logan Riely/Getty Images

April 28: Braves 8, Rockies 7 
• Freddie Freeman homers the second pitch he sees in the first, scoring Josh Donaldson.

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