Can Kyle Freeman get back on track?
One of the biggest mysteries about this season has been what in the world happened to Kyle Freeland. Freeland went from fourth in the Cy Young voting to getting sent back down to the minors. He’s since returned to Denver, though the results haven’t been much better.
Freeland is currently on the IL with a strained left groin, but he’s scheduled to return on Saturday against the Pirates. But will he? With a groin injury, it’s tough to know.
If he returns Saturday, he’ll now have about four to six starts to figure out how to turn back into the 2018 version of himself.
The loss of Freeland at the top of the rotation has been a huge factor in the team’s regression this season, so it stands to reason that a return to form would go a long way to turning the Rox back into a winning club.