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Dodgers’ Freddie Freeman Gets Honest About His Early Season Struggles

While the Dodgers have been dealing with some bullpen issues so far this season, they have also been having some issues with one of their better hitters at the plate. First baseman Freddie Freeman has been struggling of late at the plate, going 4-for-30 over his last eight games.

This includes him going 0-for-5 last night against the New York Mets to open the series. It’s very unlike what we have all grown to know from Freeman over the years but the veteran infielder doesn’t seem too concerned. He recently opened up about the issues he is seeing at the plate.

“Luckily I’ve been around a long time. I’ve been through stuff like this before,” Freeman said. “2021 was a lot worse than this when I started out. … All you can do is just come in the next day and work.”

Per Freddie Freeman via Dodgers Insider

As a team, Los Angeles hasn’t been great with runners in scoring positions of late either. They only have one extra-base hit in their last six games when in this spot.

“We’re just not getting the hit right now,” said first baseman Freddie Freeman. “It’s April. We’ll go through the ups and downs. Just got to play better baseball.”

Per Freddie Freeman via Dodgers Insider

On the season, Freeman has hit .259 with one home run and eight runs batted in. While he is unlikely to stay struggling at the plate, this slump is a little concerning for the Dodgers.

The team needs their leader to pick up his production if they want to have any chance to win at the highest level. Knowing Freeman, he certainly will but for now, the rest of the team will need to step up while he is figuring everything out.

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Matt Levine

Matt earned a Master of Science degree in Sport Management from Louisiana State University in 2021. He was born and raised in the Los Angeles area, growing up a huge fan of the Dodgers and Lakers. Matt Kemp was his favorite Dodgers player growing up.

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