According to the Denver Post, Colorado Rockies left-handed starting pitcher Kyle Freeland will return to the Rockies from Triple-A Albuquerque in the first series after the All-Star break.
According to Kyle Newman of the Denver Post, Colorado Rockies left-handed starting pitcher Kyle Freeland will return to the Rockies from Triple-A Albuquerque in the first series after the All-Star break.
He will return to the Rockies after being sent down to Albuquerque back nearly six weeks ago, on May 31, after an atrocious start to his 2019 campaign. He had an ERA of 7.13 in a dozen starts with the Rockies along with a home run rate that was triple of what his 2018 campaign was, as he allowed 15 home runs in 59 1/3 innings.
In 2018, Freeland came in 4th in the NL Cy Young Award voting as he went 17-7 with a 2.85 ERA (169 ERA+) in 202 1/3 innings of work. Total, he allowed 16 home runs during the regular season.
In Albuquerque, he didn’t pitch particularly well either as he went 0-4 with an ERA of 8.80 in 6 starts but in his last start, on July 3, he threw seven innings for the Isotopes, only allowing one run and striking out nine batters in the team’s 1-0 loss.
Overall, heading out of the All-Star break, the Rockies rotation will look like this.
- Friday: Jon Gray
- Saturday: Kyle Freeland
- Sunday: Antonio Senzatela
- Monday (Double Header): German Marquez and TBA
- Tuesday: Peter Lambert
With the TBA for one of the games on Monday, the Rockies will likely have to make another roster move for the start. The likely option for that is right-hander Chi Chi Gonzalez, who made two starts for the Rockies in the past few weeks but just before the All-Star break, he was sent back to Albuquerque.