Freeland signed a one-year, $5.025 million contract with the Rockies on Friday to avoid arbitration, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
The left-hander rebounded last season with a 4.33 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 46:23 K:BB over 70.2 inning after posting a 6.73 ERA in 2019. Freeland is essentially a lock to begin 2021 in Colorado's starting rotation.
Freeland (2-3) took the loss Sunday against the Diamondbacks, allowing six runs on eight hits and two walks across 2.1 innings. He struck out two.
Freeland was fortunate to allow just a pair of runs in the first after allowing three hits and a walk to the first four Arizona hitters. He temporarily settled down to toss a scoreless second but completely unraveled in the third. A Ketel Marte walk and Kole Calhoun homer made it 4-0 before three more hits and a fielding miscue chased the southpaw with one out in the third. Freeland concludes the campaign with a 4.33 ERA and 1.42 WHIP to go along with a 46:23 K:BB across 70.2 innings pitched.
Freeland pitched six innings against San Francisco on Tuesday, allowing two runs on five hits and three walks. He struck out one and did not factor in the decision.
Freeland navigated through six frames and yielded only two runs despite being far from dominant. He threw only 59 of 101 pitches for strikes and induced a mere eight swings-and-misses en route to his lowest strikeout total of the season. Still, the left-hander managed the third quality start in his last four outings and avoided a second straight loss. Freeland has enjoyed a fairly strong season considering his home ballpark, registering a 3.69 ERA over 12 starts. He's slated to take the mound in the final game of the regular season at Arizona on Sunday.
Freeland (2-2) was charged with the loss Thursday against the Dodgers after surrendering four runs on six hits and a pair of walks while striking out five across 6.1 innings.
Freeland turned in a decent outing against a volatile Dodgers lineup at Coors Field. The 27-year-old blanked Los Angeles until a difficult fourth inning, when he gave up a solo home run to Corey Seager and allowed another run to score after hitting Enrique Hernandez with a pitch. He was pulled with one out during a tied game in the seventh frame after serving up a double and a walk. Unfortunately, the bullpen allowed both of his baserunners to score, giving the Dodgers the lead for good. Freeland, who was coming off back-to-back quality starts, pitched into the seventh inning for the third time this season and threw 61 of 96 pitches for strikes. The southpaw will take a 3.75 ERA and 1.32 WHIP into Tuesday's matchup at San Francisco.
Freeland hurled six innings against the Angels on Saturday, allowing two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out four. He did not factor in the decision.
Following two ugly outings between Aug. 28 and Sept. 2, Freeland has bounced back with consecutive quality starts. He held the Angels mostly at bay Saturday, giving up only one extra-base hit before departing in a tie game. The southpaw has pitched at least six innings in eight of his 10 starts this season and has registered a 3.54 ERA in spite of the aforementioned pair of rough outings. He'll next take the mound at home against the Dodgers on Thursday.
Freeland pitched six scoreless innings, allowing three hits and three walks while striking out six in a no-decision versus the Padres on Monday.
Freeland dueled with Dinelson Lamet for most of the game. It was a good bounce-back effort for Freeland, who had allowed four runs in each of his last two starts. The southpaw lowered his ERA to 3.60 with a 1.36 WHIP and 34:14 K:BB across 50 innings this season. The 27-year-old lines up for his next start versus the Angels on Sunday.
Freeland didn't factor in the decision Wednesday against the Giants after allowing four runs on eight hits with two strikeouts and one walk over two innings.
The left-hander surrendered only 32 hits and 12 runs across his first six starts, but in his last two outings he's given up 19 hits and eight runs over 6.1 innings. Freeland has a 4.09 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 28:11 K:BB over 44 innings and has a tough matchup early next week in San Diego.
Freeland took a no-decision during Friday's loss to the Padres, surrendering four runs on 11 hits while striking out two across 4.1 innings.
Freeland held the Padres scoreless until the fourth inning, when he allowed an RBI single to Jorge Mateo. The 27-year-old then unraveled in the fifth, giving up four hits including back-to-back doubles, resulting in three runs. With one out and the score tied, Freeland was replaced with reliever Jeff Hoffman. The southpaw threw 47-of-77 pitches for strikes while tying a career-worst with 11 hits. On the bright side, Freeland didn't issue any walks for the second time this season, although it was his first non-quality start. Freeland has now recorded four no-decisions in his last five outings. He'll bring a 3.43 ERA and 1.26 WHIP into a Wednesday contest against the Giants.
Freeland's scheduled start against the Diamondbacks on Thursday has been postponed, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
This marks one of a handful of postponements Thursday as teams protest the recent police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis. It's not yet known whether the Rockies will simply push Freeland's start to Friday or skip his turn in the rotation.
Freeland gave up three runs on four hits and three walks and struck out six over six innings in a no-decision versus the Dodgers on Saturday.
The Rockies gave Freeland a lead in the top of the seventh inning, but he loaded the bases before reliever Yency Almonte allowed an inherited runner to score in the bottom half of the inning. That left Freeland with his third no-decision in his last four starts. The southpaw has a 2.87 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 24 strikeouts across 37.2 innings this season. Freeland is expected to make his next start Thursday in Arizona.
Freeland (2-1) allowed two runs on seven hits and struck out five over six innings, but took the loss Monday versus the Astros.
Freeland gave up a two-run double to Carlos Correa in a tough first inning, and that was enough to stick the southpaw with his first loss this year. Through 31.2 innings, Freeland has a 2.56 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 18 strikeouts. Monday was his first appearance where he didn't walk a batter. He'll hope for more run support when he faces the Dodgers on Saturday.
Freeland allowed two runs on seven hits and walk and struck out two over seven innings in a no-decision Tuesday versus the Diamondbacks.
Freeland dueled with Diamondbacks starter Zac Gallen effectively across seven innings before both bullpens had some dodgy moments. The only damage on Freeland's line came in the form of solo home runs by Christian Walker and Carson Kelly. The 27-year-old Freeland has a 2.45 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 13 strikeouts across 25.2 innings this season. He's expected to make his next start at home Sunday versus the Rangers.
Freeland allowed three earned runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out two across 6.2 innings Thursday against the Giants. He did not factor into the decision.
Freeland pitched six scoreless innings despite allowing at least one runner to reach base in five of those frames. However, he ran into trouble when he was put back on the mound in the seventh inning, as he allowed three consecutive hits with two outs -- the final one being a three-run home run by Mauricio Dubon. Despite the rough ending to his outing, Freeland largely continued his effective work on the mound this season, as he now has a 2.41 ERA across 18.2 innings. He's scheduled to make his next start Tuesday against Arizona.
Freeland (2-0) earned the win versus the Padres on Saturday, pitching six scoreless innings. He allowed just two hits and a walk while striking four.
It was a masterful performance for Freeland, and plenty of run support from the Rockies allowed him to cruise to the win. The southpaw has a 1.50 ERA and 0.83 WHIP with nine strikeouts in 12 innings to start the year. It's still tough to trust Rockies starters in general at home, but Freeland's been strong in his first two turns through the rotation. A home start versus the Giants awaits Freeland on Thursday.
Freeland (1-0) tossed six innings Sunday, allowing two runs on four hits and earning a win over the Rangers. He struck out five batters and walked three.
Freeland served up a homer to Joey Gallo in the second inning and allowed another run in the third but was able to settle in after that. After a disastrous 2019 campaign, it was a promising start to 2020 for the 6-foot-4 southpaw. Expect to see Freeland take the mound again at home against San Diego next weekend.
Rockies manager Bud Black confirmed Freeland will start the team's third game of the season Friday in Texas, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.
After turning in a 2.85 ERA over 33 starts in 2018, Freeland regressed in a major way in 2019, submitting a 6.73 ERA and 1.58 WHIP across 22 outings. The massive decline in performance wasn't enough to prevent Freeland from breaking summer camp with a spot in the middle of the rotation, which speaks to the Rockies' lack of attractive alternative starting options more than anything. In deeper leagues, Freeland may be a more reliable fantasy option in favorable road matchups, and at least for his first start, he should benefit from the Rangers' new ballpark (Globe Life Field) likely playing more pitcher-friendly than its predecessor. Like most starters, Freeland is best left avoided when he takes the hill at Coors Field, where he sports a 4.34 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 7.2 K/9 in 228.1 career innings.
Freeland (back) is starting Sunday's Cactus League game against the Indians, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
The left-hander exited his Feb. 27 outing with back spasms, but he'll return to the mound after missing one scheduled turn through the rotation. Barring a setback, Freeland's brief absence shouldn't impact his preparations for Opening Day.
Freeland (back) indicated that his condition has improved in recent days and that he expects to pitch in Sunday's Cactus League game against the Indians, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Freeland is slated to complete a bullpen session Thursday, so if his back responds well to the activity, he should be cleared to return to action over the weekend. The southpaw was only shut down for about a week with the injury, so he still looks like he'll be ready to go for Opening Day.
Freeland (back) feels "pretty good" Friday, but he's still expected to miss his next Cactus League start, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.
The left-hander exited Thursday's game versus the A's with back spasms, but it appears he's not dealing with a severe injury. Freeland's next start was likely to come early next week, but it appears he'll take a bit of extra time to get fully healthy before returning to game action.
Freeland was removed from Thursday's Cactus League game against the Athletics due to back spasms, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.
Freeland allowed one run -- a solo home run to Chad Pinder -- across two innings before exiting. Bryan Shaw took over at pitcher for Freeland, who should be considered day-to-day.
|Last 7 Games|
|09/27||@ ARI||L 3-11||1||2.1||8||6||2||2|
|09/22||@ SF||L 2-5||6.0||5||2||3||1|
|09/17||vs LAD||L 3-9||1||6.1||6||4||2||5|
|09/12||vs LAA||L 2-5||6.0||4||2||2||4|
|09/07||@ SD||L 0-1||6.0||3||0||3||6|
|09/02||vs SF||W 9-6||2.0||8||4||1||2|
|08/28||vs SD||L 4-10||4.1||11||4||0||2|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2014||R-Grand Junction Rocki||17.1||5||5||0||1||0||0||15||2||16||1.58||1.053|
|2015||R-Grand Junction Rocki||7.0||2||2||0||0||0||0||9||2||2||0.00||0.571|
|2016||AA-Hartford Yard Goats||88.1||14||14||0||5||7||0||51||25||84||3.88||1.237|