Freddie Freeman belted a three-run home run and added a walk in four plate appearances of Wednesday's win over the Marlins.
The home run was Freeman's 14th of the season but was just his first in the month of July after hitting 13 over the previous three months. It seems like every season "experts" are expecting a surge in Freeman's power totals but it appears he is on pace for another low to mid 20 home run season with a solid batting average. Still just 24 years old there is plenty of time for Freeman to find that power stroke fantasy owners believe he is capable of displaying. ANALYST: Jonathan Impemba
The home run was Freeman's 14th of the season to go with 56 RBI, 66 runs scored, and a slash line of .284/.375/.479. In comparison, Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo has 25 home runs 55 RBI and 68 runs scored.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Nationals placed Stephen Strasburg on the 15-day disabled list with neck tightness.
Something had to be wrong with Strasburg, given his season-long struggles. He has not shown his usual control with his off-speed pitches and needs to get healthy to return to his expected dominant self, and the DL trip is a start in that direction. There is no hint that the neck issue has been the cause of his problems this season, but at least he gets to take some time off to be examined and hopefully set on track to pitch well again. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson
Grizzlies are exploring signing center Greg Oden.
Oden, the former first overall draft pick in the 2007 draft, last played for the Heat in 2014. Knee injuries have interrupted his career, limiting him to two seasons with Portland and the aforementioned time with Miami. He may decide to attend the upcoming Grizzly free agent camp in June, but nothing is in concrete yet. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson