Freddie Freeman made a little history last night in Game 2 of the NLDS.
With his solo home run last night against the San Diego Padres, the Los Angeles Dodgers‘ slugging first baseman went deep off of Yu Darvish to tie the game after Manny Machado went deep in the top half.
The home run was Freeman’s 10th in postseason play.
All of his home runs have been as a first baseman.
With that home run, he joined some legendary company.
Freddie Freeman hit his 10th career postseason home run. All 10 have been hit as a first baseman.
He's the sixth player ever with 10 or more HR as a first baseman in postseason history, joining Albert Pujols, Jim Thome, Steve Garvey, Lou Gehrig and Fred McGriff. pic.twitter.com/30tubi4nXR
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 13, 2022
Freeman Makes History
Freeman certainly brought the lumber in Game 2 and now finds himself in some historic company with some of the best hitting first basemen of all time, including the retiring Pujols.
Freeman had more than his fair share of great postseason moments during his time with the Atlanta Braves.
Fast forward to 2022, and he’s in a different uniform.
But his ability to hit in the postseason remains the same.
In addition to his 10 postseason home runs, the 33-year-old has a lifetime .290 postseason average with 21 RBI and a .933 OPS.
Unfortunately, his home run was not enough for the Dodgers as they fell, 5-3, in Game 2 and dropped into an NLDS tie as the series shifts to San Diego for Games 3 and 4 Friday and Saturday.
Freeman hit .325 with 21 homers and 100 RBI during the regular season and is hitting .286 this postseason.
We’ll see if Freeman can keep it up as the series shifts to Petco Park in San Diego for the next two games.
Game 3 gets underway at 8:37 p.m. Eastern Time.