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Braves 1B Freddie Freeman: 'Had a pretty horrible season so far'

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman isn't making excuses for his offensive free fall that has caused his batting average to drop dramatically.

"Right now, I suck. There's no getting around it," said Freeman, who's hitting just .186 in his past 14 games and is 1-for-26 with runners in scoring position.

"I feel great. I've had a pretty horrible season so far. There's not sugarcoating it, I'm just not getting hits. The hits I do get are obviously not with guys in scoring position, but obviously that needs to change. If it doesn't happen soon. ... I'm already getting frustrated. Usually my track record's pretty good with guys on base."

Freeman, who led the majors in batting average with runners in scoring position in 2015, has had a roller-coaster type of season thus far. He went 2-for-25 in the first eight games of the season. Prior to his current skid, however, he went on a 12-game tear - hitting .422 with five home runs over that span.

"I guess it's back down into a valley," Freeman told reporters Thursday. "That's just the way this season's going. I feel good up there, just nothing's working, nothing's falling. I had a good three-week stretch there, now I'm back down for some reason.

"I feel good, I'm not doing anything different. There's nothing I can really do but keep going out there and swinging."