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Freddie Freeman gets a day off for for final game of Braves series against Nationals

Back on April 28, Freddie Freeman went 4-for-5 with a double and a home run. Ever since that game ended, he’s been a bit of a slump where he’s only gone 1 for his last 26 with only a couple of walks sprinkled in there. It’s rare to see Freddie Freeman start a game on the bench for anything other than injury, but today is one of those rare days.

Here’s the lineup for the Braves:

Yep. Ozzie Albies is hitting in the second spot in the lineup, Austin Riley is playing first base, Ehire Adrianza is getting the nod at third base and Foolish Baseball legend Jeff Mathis will be making his first start in a Braves uniform.