David Wright was ‘angry’ at Freddie Freeman, but in a competitive way
Freddie Freeman had another big night against the Mets on Wednesday, and he didn’t even enter the game until the seventh inning.
But when he did, he made a lot of noise at the expense of the Mets.
He pinch hit for RHP Williams Perez and delivered a a two-run double which at the time gave the Braves a 3-2 lead over the Mets.
He also delivered a three-run home run against Jeurys Familia in the ninth inning to put the Mets away for the night.
Freeman now has 15 home runs and 61 RBI against the Mets since 2012.
But after David Wright singled in the tying run in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Mets third baseman was seen standing on first base issuing an expletive in the direction of Freeman.
Wright insists that it was simply friendly competitiveness with the long-time Met killer.
“Freddie is a thorn in our side. It’s fun to get that competitiveness back and forth,” Wright explained. “I wasn’t expecting to see him tonight. He comes off the bench and kills us again. So I’ll be glad to get rid of him and Andrelton Simmons and everybody else that beats us up over there. Freddie came in and singlehandedly beat us tonight. That’s why he is who he is. It just seems like he elevates his game against us.”
Wright said he was indeed angry at Freeman, but once again in a competitive way and it was not in anyway personal.
He hit a two-run double and then a three-run homer. I am angry at him, but more in a playful way. Freddie and I, we go back and forth every now and then. It’s nothing more than just competitive banter.”
Freeman has been bothered by a sore wrist and did not start in the rubber game between the Mets and Braves.
But he ended it with a bang.
“We had heard before the game his wrist is really bothering him and they didn’t think he was going to play,” Terry Collins said. “So I’m going to fire that scout, I’m going to tell you that.”