Freese sits during hot streak

Freese sits during hot streak

Credit: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images

ST. LOUIS, MO - JULY 21: David Freese #23 of the St. Louis Cardinals scores a run against the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium on July 21, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

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by Scott Bierman / BaseballStL

KMOV.com

Posted on July 23, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 23 at 10:19 PM

ST. LOUIS (BaseballStL) – Despite a six-game hit streak, David Freese was not in the Cardinals’ starting lineup for Monday’s game – and for good reason.

Not only is Freese 0-for-6 against Monday’s starter Chad Billingsley, he is 0-for-6 with six strikeouts.

Freese is currently batting .556 (10-for-18) in the last six games and has posted a .429 batting average with an NL-high eleven walks since the All-Star break.

Since June 9, the All-Star third baseman has raised his batting average 44 points from .261 to .305.  He is 46-for-122 (.377) during that stretch.

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