Freddie Freeman picked up three doubles and Jair Jurrjens looked good over two innings in the Braves' first spring game against the Mets.
For infielders, Freeman went 3-3 with three doubles and a run scored. Reserve second baseman Ed Lucas added two singles and two RBI. Brooks Conrad went hitless in three at bats, including two strikeouts, and added an error. Brandon Hicks and Shawn Bowman were both hitless. Diory Hernandez added one hit in four trips.
Freeman's first double came off Jenrry Mejia, the second off Pedro Beato and the third off Taylor Buchholz.
For outfielders, Jordan Schafer picked up a double in four trips. Wilkin Ramirez had two hits. Eric Hinske hit a solo homer for his only hit. Nate McLouth was hitless in one trip, and Matt Young picked up a RBI.
Hinske's homer came off Beato. Schafer's double came off Buchholz.
For pitchers, Jurrjens allowed two hits in two scoreless innings, not walking any and striking out one. He was efficient, throwing strikes and getting grounders. Jonny Venters, Eric O'Flaherty, Cristhian Martinez, Anthony Varvaro and Stephen Marek each pitched at least a scoreless inning. Craig Kimbrel had a rough start, allowing two hits, two walks and two runs in a third of an inning, including a home run to Fernando Martinez. Juan Abreu allowed two hits, two walks and a run. Michael Broadway gave up a home run to Willie Harris.
What to Take:
Nothing. It was the first spring game. Taking anything from any of these performances is not smart.
Again, no stock has changed in a player based on the first game.
According to David O'Brien, Chipper Jones and Dan Uggla are penciled in to start Sunday's game against the Mets. Martin Prado will also start. Jones will be at DH.