Gilbreath (2-1) allowed a walk and struck out one in two-thirds of an inning to earn the win Friday versus Washington. Gilbreath loaded the bases with a walk and allowed an inherited runner from Jhoulys Chacin to score on a fielder's choice before ending the eighth inning. In the ninth, Colorado retook the lead, putting Gilbreath in line for his second win of the year. The southpaw has not been charged with a run in his last 14.2 innings, allowing five hits and seven walks while ringing up 14 strikeouts in that span. He has a 3.79 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 36:20 K:BB in 35.2 innings overall while adding a save and three holds.
Gilbreath worked around a walk to record the final two outs of the seventh inning in his relief appearance Wednesday in the Rockies' 3-2 win over Atlanta. The scoreless appearance was Gilbreath's 14th in a row, and the rookie lefty has struck out 13 while allowing only 11 baserunners over that 14-inning stretch. Carlos Estevez appears to have settled in as the Rockies' new closer in place of the deposed Daniel Bard, but Gilbreath looks like he'll at least factor more prominently into the setup mix in light of his recent success.
Gilbreath started Wednesday's game against the Angels, allowing one run on two hits and two walks over an inning. The 25-year-old operated as an opener Wednesday after the Rockies were forced to go with a bullpen game after Chi Chi Gonzalez (undisclosed) was placed on the COVID-19 IL. Gilbreath broke a streak of four straight scoreless outings and now owns a 6.41 ERA, 1.68 WHIP and 19:13 K:BB over 19.2 innings.
Gilbreath will start Wednesday's game against the Angels, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports. Scheduled starter Chi Chi Gonzalez (undisclosed) was placed on the COVID-19 injured list, so Gilbreath will be called upon to start a bullpen game. The 25-year-old has a 6.27 ERA over 18.2 innings this season and figures to cover a frame or two versus the Halos.
Gilbreath struck out a batter in a perfect 10th inning Friday to record the save against the Dodgers. Gilbreath earned the first save of his young career after Daniel Bard blew the save chance in the ninth. The 25-year-old had a quick 1-2-3 outing and struck out Zach McKinstry in the process. He now owns a 6.62 ERA, 1.64 WHIP and 18:11 K:BB over 17.2 innings and likely won't be considered for many saves in the future with such poor numbers.
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