During the fifth inning of Wednesday night’s game between the Atlanta Braves and the Toronto Blue Jays, Freddie Freeman’s left wrist was hit by a pitch.
Freeman left the game to undergo an X-ray in the clubhouse, but results were inconclusive. The Braves await MRI results and a few other tests on Thursday to determine the extent of Freeman’s injury.
Freeman leads the National League with 14 homeruns.
Freddie Freeman leaves the game in 5th inning after getting hit by pitch on the left hand!!! pic.twitter.com/ocg9e9VSN3— TheRenderMLB (@TheRenderMLB) May 18, 2017
The Braves won Wednesday’s game 8-4 and will play the final game in the home series against the Blue Jays on Thursday night at 7:35 p.m.
Here’s how Braves fans reacted to Freeman’s injury:
Hoping everything is ok with @FreddieFreeman5's hand/wrist.... can't afford to lose him for too long— Fine Me Later (@Chill__Cosby) May 18, 2017
Take my left wrist Freddie. I don't need it. @FreddieFreeman5 #braves— Tim.▫️ (@TimmOhhhTheee) May 18, 2017
🇺🇸 (@DatBravesDH) May 18, 2017
Realizing Freddie Freeman (14) has the same amount of HR's as Pillar (6), Bautista (6), and Donaldson (2) combined ...— ⚾️Dan Horton
Jackson is pulling for @FreddieFreeman5 to be feeling strong this Sun/Mon for our annual roadtrip to see the @Braves pic.twitter.com/A05dzvIxIR— Jeff Gordon (@JeffHGordon) May 18, 2017
Prior to being hit in left wrist, Freddie Freeman previously battled a right wrist injury that cost him significant time in 2015. #Braves— Grant McAuley (@grantmcauley) May 18, 2017
If Freddie Freeman misses more than a week cancel the 2017 season. All of it.— Adam Cubbage (@DACubbage) May 18, 2017
Even the Donald getting in on the #braves and #BlueJays bad blood. pic.twitter.com/wm7pi9Cb5S— Chris McBryar (@Cmac8887) May 18, 2017
a lot of pessimism surrounding freeman situation. real fear wrist is broken, though team isn't saying. https://t.co/sMr39pVTP8— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) May 18, 2017
Literally, the #Braves stick parts of their body in front of pitches. 3x this series. Freeman looks to be paying for it. #BlueJays— kyle davies (@davieskyle) May 18, 2017
Hey @BlueJays could you please remind your pitchers that the @Braves batters are not inside the strike zone so they can quit hitting them?— Chase Thurman (@chasethurman) May 18, 2017
Then I realize Freddie Freeman got hurt. pic.twitter.com/SQhF6BXJuy— Anthony D Davis (@anthonyddavis10) May 18, 2017
In other news it would be really swell if the Blue Jays pitchers would stop hitting Braves hitters. Getting absurd.— Jarrett Smith (@Jarrett_Smith) May 18, 2017
Atlanta is holding its collective breath as tests determine if Freddie Freeman’s wrist is broken: https://t.co/nNI2UnB2Gd— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) May 18, 2017
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