Freese extends hit streak to 8 games as his defense shines - KMOV.com

Freese extends hit streak to 8 games as his defense shines

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ST. LOUIS, MO - JULY 25: David Freese #23 of the St. Louis Cardinals fields a one hopper against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Busch Stadium on July 25, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) ST. LOUIS, MO - JULY 25: David Freese #23 of the St. Louis Cardinals fields a one hopper against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Busch Stadium on July 25, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

ST. LOUIS (BaseballStL) – To simply say David Freese is on a hot streak would be an understatement.  He is not only on a tear at the plate but has also been a force at the hot corner.

A double in the fifth inning marked the eighth straight game that Freese has connected for a hit.  Last year’s World Series MVP is batting 13-for-23 with a home run and six runs scored during the streak.

Since June 9, Freese has raised his batting average 47 points from .261 to .308.

Freese has also been sharp on the defensive side of the plate which was highlighted by a tremendous play on a one-hopper which could have gone for a double in the first inning on Tueday (as seen in the photo).  His defense has greatly improved from 2010 when he had nine errors in 66 games; he has only seven errors in 85 games this season.

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