David Freese was not in the starting lineup on Sunday. He was on the bench as the Dodgers sent out six left-handed hitting position players at the top of their lineup.
After the game, Freese told the media that the Dodgers do a good job in letting him know when he is going to play and even when it comes time for a pinch-hitting experience.
But when Matt Beaty had to leave after the fourth inning with left hip tightness, Freese had to get ready in a hurry to take the field and play first base.
With the game still scoreless in the bottom of the seventh, Freese came up against reliever Vince Velasquez.
Freese had a pinch-hit single in his only plate appearance on Friday. He started on Saturday and put the Dodgers ahead with a solo home run in the fifth inning.
In the eighth inning, there were runners on first and third with one out and the Dodgers leading 2-0. Freese came up and singled home the third run of the game.
Freese would later score when after Chris Taylor squeezed home a run, a poor throw to first allowed Freese to score all the way from first.
So for his work on Saturday and Sunday that helped the Dodgers sweep the Phillies, David Freese is the Player of the Series.
Overall, Freese had at least one hit in each game of the series and he hit .571/.571/1.429 in seven plate appearances against the Phillies. More importantly both of his solo home runs gave the Dodgers the lead.
After the game, Freese spoke about how comfortable he has been in Los Angeles and how much fun he is having.
David Freese is enjoying playing with these group of #Dodgers "Not to discredit any other spot I've been, but I'm having a blast here, it's not about the 41 wins, just love this group and feel real comfortable here."— David Vassegh (@THEREAL_DV) June 2, 2019
If there was one thing missing from the 2018 Dodgers, it was a right-handed bat who could play first. Freese gave the Dodgers that in 2018 and he’s more than repeated that this season.
Freese now has six home runs and he is hitting .294/.423/.576 in 104 plate appearances this season.