While Teheran did not pitch in the game because of regular season timing problems, both Freemand and Kimbrel got looks and did well with them.
Freeman was the only player to make an error during the game, but he also went 1-1 from the plate, notching a single in the eighth inning against Sean Doolittle.
Meanwhile, Kimbrel (as suggested in the headline) was his typical self and struck out the side. In fact, without Freeman’s aforementioned error it wouldn’t have been possible. The big first baseman laughed about the event afterwards according to Mark Bowman with MLB.com:
Kimbrel certainly wasn’t tipping anything as he recorded three strikeouts in the scoreless seventh inning he produced during Tuesday night’s All-Star Game at Target Field. The Braves’ closer might have completed the inning in perfect fashion had his Atlanta teammate Freddie Freeman not fumbled Alexei Ramirez‘s one-out grounder.
“It got Craig to be able to get another strikeout with me making that error,” Freeman said with a laugh. “I did that for him.”
As for Teheran, while he wasn’t able to participate in the game, he did enjoy participating in the Chevrolet Red Carpet Parade:
“That was the most fun I’ve had here,” Teheran said. “You get to see everybody and hear them yelling my name. That’s cool. It made me feel proud and like a star.”