“Obviously this is a tough day, not only for me but the whole Freeman family,” he said quietly, the pain still evident as he fought back his feelings. “My brother’s here. I don’t know if I’ve ever done very good on this day; it’s hard to keep my emotions in check. We lost her way too young.”
Freeman gave the Braves a 1-0 lead with a single off Mets ace Jacob deGrom to score Dansby Swanson from second base in the fourth inning, then added to the lead with an eighth-inning home run off left-hander Jerry Blevins.