Freeland (2-3) picked up the win against the Phillies on Thursday, giving up just two hits and no runs over six strong innings, striking out seven and walking none in Colorado's 6-2 victory. It was a stellar effort from the left-hander, who bagged his second win of the season while lowering his ERA to 4.23 through 27.2 innings to go along with a 30:10 K:BB. His exit after 86 pitches was due to a blister that popped up during his last start, per Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post, but his removal may have been a precautionary measure with the Rockies leading. If the blister doesn't cause him to miss a turn in the rotation, Freeland is slated to take mound next at home against the Nationals on Tuesday.
Freeland (finger) is in line to start Thursday against the Padres, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports. Freeland was removed from Saturday's outing against San Francisco after five innings of work due to a blister on his finger, but he's not expected to miss any time as a result of the issue. Colorado's starting rotation could be back at full strength in the near future, as Tyler Anderson (knee) appears to be closing in on a return from the injured list.
Freeland, who gave up three runs on nine hits and a walk while striking out five in five innings Saturday against the Giants, exited the start with a blister on his finger, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports. He was probably pretty close to getting pulled from this one anyway, but since he was at just 76 pitches (48 strikes), the Rockies probably would have sent him out for the sixth inning if he were fully healthy. Blisters are fickle, and he should be deemed questionable to make next week's start against the Phillies. Considering that start would be at Coors Field, the easy move would be to plan on sitting him in weekly leagues.
Freeland (1-2) took the loss against the Braves on Monday, giving up seven runs on seven hits and four walks in five innings. He struck out three batters. Freeland had been solid to start 2019 with a 2.31 ERA before Monday's outing. Things got ugly in a hurry though as Ronald Acuna took him deep for a two-run blast in the first frame. Unfortunately, Colorado's offense didn't do enough to prevent its ace from taking a second loss. The 25-year-old southpaw will square off against San Francisco on Saturday.
Freeland (1-1) allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits and four walks while striking out 10 across 4.2 innings to take the loss Tuesday against the Rays. Freeland labored through the first inning, throwing 31 pitches, walking two batters and allowing all three of his runs to cross the plate. Thereafter, he allowed only two baserunners, though he was unable to pitch deep into the game due to his extended first frame. On the positive side, his 10 strikeouts matched his season-best mark from his 2018 breakout campaign.