Freeland’s solid outing goes south
Kyle Freeland is not easily intimidated.
The Rockies left-hander and Colorado native made that clear in his rookie season last year, most notably when he came two outs away from throwing a no-hitter at Coors Field.
Freeland started off his sophomore campaign showing the same poise and tenacity that garnered him national attention during his rookie year.
Unfortunately, his solid performance was not reflected in the box score. Freeland got tagged for four runs on five hits over 5.1 innings.
Two of those runs, however, were scored off reliever Scott Oberg after Freeland was pulled in the sixth inning.
"“Overall, Kyle threw the ball well,” Black said."
He added that he’d like to see Freeland work on getting more separation in speed between his fastball and changeup.
Rockies’ bats silenced
Colorado’s offense had looked pretty good through the first four games.
Their 10 home runs as a team coming into the game led baseball … and they haven’t even played a game at Coors Field yet!
However, the long ball belonged to Villanueva tonight.
After Iannetta’s RBI single, the Padres retired 15 consecutive Rockies until left fielder Gerardo Parra walked in the top of the ninth. He would later score on an Iannetta single.
Early in the game, the Rockies made some loud outs. Most notably, Arenado got robbed of an RBI double in the first inning on a diving catch by Padres right fielder Hunter Renfroe.
"“We hit some balls on the nose but to no avail,” Black said."
The Rockies will look to bounce back against lefty Clayton Richard on Wednesday.