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Freddie Freeman was almost all three's Sunday as he went 3-for-3 with a home run, three RBI, and two runs scored to power the Braves past the Cardinals 6-5.

Raise your hand if you think Freddie Freeman is overpaid now? The Braves franchise first baseman won't turn 25-years old until the 12th of September, but in the meantime he continues to be arguably the most consistent player on the team as he is batting .314 (50-for-159) with eight home runs, 27 RBI, 25 runs scored, and 18 walks to 27 strikeouts which has helped him reach a near .400 OBP through 42 games played this season.ANALYST: Michael Pichan

Eddie Goldman was declared out for rest of the game with a concussion.

Defensive Tackle Eddie Goldman has been removed from the game on Saturday due to a concussion. He will now enter the protocol to be eligible for action next week. Monitor Goldman's progress this week.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Micah Hyde was carted off the field with an injury.

In a preseason that the Packers will try to forget, corner back Micah Hyde was carted off the field with an undisclosed injury. He was sitting up but it was not clear as to the nature of the injury. Monitor the reports on Hyde going forward.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Bobby Hart left Saturday's game with a leg injury.

Rookie Bobby Hart has been impressing the Giants during camp at Right Tackle. But he was left the game with an apparent leg injury. With the Giants needing improved play from their offensive line, an injury to Hart is something to monitor. He limped off with the help of the trainers.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Charles Gaines left Saturday's game with a hamstring injury.

Gaines is competing for a back-up role in the secondary, so now is the wrong time for an injury to crop up. He'll have tests done and receive treatment and from there, the Browns will establish a recovery timetable. Expect an additional update soon . Analysis: Howard Bender

Bryan Bulaga left Saturday's game with an ankle injury.

The Packers will be extra careful with Bulaga here as they saw first-hand what happens to their offensive line without him. He'll go for tests to determine the severity of the injury so for now, consider him day-to-day. Analysis: Howard Bender

LaMichael James has a chest injury and is questionable to return.

James will head to the locker room and undergo tests to determine whether it's just a bruise or if the damage is more extensive. Expect the Fins to update his condition soon. Analysis: Howard Bender

Brandon Moss was 1-for-3 with a triple, run scored and a walk on Saturday.

Brandon Moss had a triple with a run scored and a walk for the Cardinals on Saturday. In his last three starts, Moss is 3-for-11 (.273) with the triple and a home run. St. Louis would welcome his bat getting hot for September and he has proven to be streaky in the past. Whether or not this is the start of something remains to be seen but Moss has the power potential to be worth monitoring.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Jason Heyward was 2-for-4 with an RBI, run scored and a walk on Saturday.

Jason Heyward raised his batting average in the second half to .323 with two more hits on Saturday. After a slow start this year, Heyward is now hitting .286/.344/.433 with 62 runs, 11 home runs, 46 RBI and 20 stolen bases for St. Louis. Since the All Star Break, Heyward has nine stolen bases in 39 games with two home runs and 21 runs scored.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Yadier Molina was 2-for-5 with two RBI on Saturday.

Yadier Molina delivered a two run single in his two hits on Saturday for the Cardinals. Molina has not hit for power this year with only four home runs but he has 54 RBI in 119 games with a .281 average. If Molina plays on Sunday, he has faced Giants pitcher Chris Heston with a home run in two at bats.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Stephen Piscotty was 4-for-4 with a triple, two runs scored, an RBI and a walk on Saturday.

Stephen Piscotty had four hits which included a triple with two runs scored, an RBI and a walk to reach base five times on Saturday. Piscotty has really emerged since his callup with a .344 average in 35 games in St. Louis with 18 runs, four home runs, 23 RBI and a stolen base. At Triple-A, Piscotty hit 11 home runs with 41 RBI in 87 games with a .272 average. While there may be regression to come, ride Piscotty while he is hot. Analysis: Greg Jewett

Matt Carpenter was 2-for-5 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI on Saturday.

Matt Carpenter had another extra base hit with a double on Saturday for the Cardinals in their win on Saturday. Although he is only hitting .260 this year, his spike in home run percentage in spite of hitting more fly balls than grounders this year has to be noted. Carpenter has 19 home runs in 123 games this year so it will be interesting if this is a breakout or an outlier in his career. In the second half, Carpenter has 10 home runs in 40 games. His BABIP says his average has room to grow, but if Carpenter keeps hitting for power he maintains his fantasy value.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Ryan Vogelsong allowed four earned runs on seven hits with three walks and three strikeouts over 4 2/3 innings against the Cardinals on Saturday.

Ryan Vogelsong should be pitching for his spot in the rotation with the returns of Tim Lincecum and Tim Hudson in September. On Saturday, Vogelsong gave up four earned runs with seven hits and three walks allowed to drop him to 9-10 on the season. Vogelsong was 3-2 with a 2.88 in 11 prior starts at home but could not shut down the Cardinals again this year. His ERA is now at 4.19 but his FIP of 4.62 suggests more days like this may be ahead. Depending on the adjusted rotation, Vogelsong is slated to make his next start in Colorado.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Lane Johnson has a left knee injury and will not return.

The Eagles will run tests to determine the severity of the injury, but the Eagles offensive line is taking a beating here in the preseason. Look for the team to update his condition at some point Saturday. Analysis: Howard Bender

Steve Smith was ejected from Saturdays preseason game .

Smith was sticking up for teammate Kamar Aiken who was drilled into the ground by Redskins corner Keenan Robinson after making a catch. Smith then got into an altercation with Chris Culliver and then tossed from the game. He had four catches for 95 yards with a 63-yard touchdown grab before being ejected. Analysis: Howard Bender

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