Freddie Freeman had one of the best seasons of his successful career with Dodgers Los Angeles in 2022 and more can be done this season
Freeman will have an 18-fight battle during the meeting with the guest Citizens of Washington on the third in the middle game of a three-game series
Freeman’s two-round double on Monday helped spark a six-round fifth round that energizes Dodgers 6-1 win first citizen. JD Martinez added a three-track home run in the frame when Dodgers won on returning from a lackluster 4-6 road trip
“I was in doubt for four (innings), but we found a way to show some life and win,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts spoke about his team, which returned from a trip that ended with an 11-10 defeat to the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. “When you play against young teams and you have nothing to lose, sometimes it is difficult, but it is good to win.
Victory is Dodgers‘ Ranked 12th in their past 13 home games, and Freeman has the third-longest hitting record of his career. The last time he scored in 18 consecutive games was during the 2020 MVP season with the Atlanta Braves. He had a record of 20 in 2011 and 30 in 2016
Much of Los Angeles’ home success is due to Freeman’s offensive contributions. He safely hit in each Dodgers‘ 11 home games have passed since April 30
The Dodgers will send right-hander Tony Gonsolin (2-1, 1.82 ERA) to the mound on Tuesday. In two career appearances (one start) before citizen, Gonsolin is 1-1 with 5.00 ERA. Gonsolin’s only loss in all of 2022, as he retired four times with six hits in six innings on July 25
Washington will face rookie right-hander Jake Irvin (1-2, 5.32), who will start his career for the sixth time. Irvin made his major league debut on May 3 against the Chicago Cubs and earned his first win after a game against the San Francisco Giants — his lone outing.
Irvin will start four rounds against the San Diego Padres on Thursday, when he drops two runs with two hits with four walks. I still haven’t faced Dodgers
The citizen have won two of their previous three series, but Monday’s loss was the fifth time they have lost an opener series in the past six attempts.
CJ Abrams drove in the only game in Washington with a singles game in the second inning, but a hitch error in the fifth round kept him out of doubles. Instead, Dodgers took advantage and broke out in six unsuccessful runs, a rally that included Freeman’s double brace and Martinez’s three home runs
“Certainly, the error rate is very small,” citizen manager Dave Martinez said. “They’ll come to you. They’ve got some good players. We know it. And today’s pitching guy (Dodgers rookie Bobby Miller) did a great job. We can’t get anything going offensive.