A little stat for Noonan, credit baseball writer Jeff Passon.
The Braves 2B/SS/3B/OF have a combined three home runs in their 928 at bats, the Mets Pitchers have two in their 52 AB's.
They've been hitting a few recently - I think Francoeur and Smith have a couple each now, Markakis hit one tonight.
Turned it on (MLB.tv) when I got home this morning. Freddie had them play the shift on him and hit his second HR over LF. Why anyone would use the shift on Freeman I'll never know. He's not a pull hitter, and hits most of his HR's over CF. I reckon the shift is like the flood in football and giving up on getting the good bat out to get at the tail-ender - cr*p tactics, but now everyone does it.
I don't know why left-handed sluggers don't just try to hit to left and get on base. Stuff trying to pull it. They'd probably get plenty of doubles just hitting the other way.