A pair of Colorado Rockies pitchers had questions about their injuries after Colorado polished off the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-3 at Coors Field on Thursday afternoon.
Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Kyle Freeland was removed from his start on Thursday after 6.1 innings of work with a cramp in his calf. The injury is not expected to cost Freeland any time. His next start is slated to come on Tuesday in Los Angeles against the Dodgers.
Freeland was 2-for-3 at the plate on Thursday, logging an RBI double on a deep blast to center field and then putting down a bunt for a fourth-inning single. He would eventually score in that frame on an RBI double by David Dahl.
"“I didn’t do it running the bases,” Freeland told Rox Pile and other media members. “It’s fine. It was just a cramp. I’ve had it on the mound a couple of times before this season. It feels fine now. It just cramped up on me. It locked a little bit. I was able to release it. It feels fine now.”"
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With another strong performance, Freeland improved to 15-7 on the season. His ERA stands at 2.96 after his 21st quality start of the season, a mark that ties him for the third-most in franchise history. He is also now 9-2 with a 2.36 ERA at Coors Field this season, a stretch spanning 87.2 innings.
Meanwhile, relief pitcher Seunghwan Oh has not pitched for the Rockies since September 9 because of a left hamstring issue. However, he said through his interpreter, Eugene Koo, that there shouldn’t be any problems with him returning to the bullpen as the Rockies begin a nine-game road trip in San Francisco on Friday night.
"“He’s done all of the testing with the trainers and there is no big problem right now,” Koo told Rox Pile and The Denver Post. “He’s had enough rest so it shouldn’t be any problem.”"
Oh has a 2-0 mark with a 3.06 ERA in 17.2 innings spanning 20 games this season. The 36-year-old right-hander was acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays on July 26.