Freddie Freeman went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a run socred and a walk during the Braves' 6-4 loss to the Dodgers on Thursday.
Freeman is now hitting .294 with 75 runs, 16 home runs and 64 RBI on the year. Expectations were high for Freeman after his .319 23 home run 109 RBI output in 2013 that 2014 would be a big break out year particularly in the power department but he is currently on pace to fall short of his 2013 numbers. Freeman is one of the top first basemen in fantasy this season and at just 24 years old there is plenty of time for him to have that monster season most believe he is capable of having. ANALYST: Jonathan Impemba
Joffrey Lauvergne practiced in full Thursday.
Lauvergne has missed the last 12 games due to a back injury but was back practicing in full on Thursday. It's a great sign for the second year pro who played well when he was healthy. He started the three games he played so we will wait and see if that's what Denver has in store for him when he returns to the lineup. Analysis: James Grande
Johnny Manziel was demoted because he lied about were he was.
When video surfaced of Manziel out partying, you just knew that head coach Mike Pettine had enough of this far-too scrutinized situation. Manziel has been a veritable nightmare for the coaches and continues to show a complete lack of maturity. Josh McCown will get the start in Week 12 and, barring injury, is likely the full-time starter moving forward. Analysis: Howard Bender