Freeland didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 17-9 loss to the Reds, giving up five runs on nine hits over four innings while striking out three.
A delay of over three hours due to rain and lightning disrupted whatever routine Freeland might have been trying to put together before his first big-league start since May 30, but despite the fairly quick exit after 74 pitches (53 strikes), there were some positive takeaways from his performance -- namely that he kept the ball in the yard on a night when the two teams combined for six homers. Freeland's next start will come on the road Friday against the Yankees, posing another tough test for his sinker.
Freeland was called up to start Saturday against the Reds, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Freeland isn't the same pitcher who finished fourth in the NL Cy Young race and recorded a 2.85 ERA last season, as he was demoted to the minors in late May after posting a 7.13 ERA over 12 starts. His talent level likely hasn't dropped as much as that gap would suggest, as there was some good luck involved in last year's ERA and some bad luck involved in this year's number, but there's nothing exciting about his 18.0 percent strikeout rate, 9.2 percent walk rate or 42.6 percent groundball rate even if he didn't call Coors Field home. Pat Valaika was optioned in a corresponding move.
Freeland will be promoted to start Saturday against Cincinnati, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.
After finishing fourth in NL Cy Young voting last season, Freeland took such a significant step backwards this year that he was sent to the minors in late May after recording a 7.13 ERA in 12 starts. His performances for Triple-A Albuquerque give little reason to believe that things will be any better in the second half, as he posted an 8.80 ERA in six starts.
Freeland gave up 10 runs (nine earned) on 12 hits over 3.1 innings Friday, striking out five and walking three for Triple-A Albuquerque.
Freeland tossed a quality start for the Isotopes on June 17, giving hope he was set to rebound from the struggles that got him sent down, but he's been shelled in his other four Triple-A starts, leaving him with an ugly 11.12 ERA over 22.2 innings in the Pacific Coast League. At this point, the left-hander looks to be a long way off from a return to the big-league level -- a disappointing development after he posted a solid 2.85 ERA over 202.1 innings in 2018.
Freeland gave up two earned runs on five hits over six innings, striking out three and walking one for Triple-A Albuquerque on Monday.
Freeland opened the game with five scoreless frames and retired 15 of 18 batters during one stretch in a sorely needed strong outing for the struggling left-hander. Freeland had a 7.13 ERA in 59.1 innings before getting sent down at the end of May, and his struggles had continued in his two outings for the Isotopes before this contest, so hopefully the quality start is a sign he's set to get on track.
Freeland was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque on Friday.
After recording a 2.85 ERA and finishing fourth in the National League Cy Young race last season, Freeland stumbled out of the gate this year, posting a 7.13 ERA through 12 starts. He's seen small steps back in his strikeout, walk and groundball rates, but he's also seen a large overcorrection in numbers which are attributed in large part to luck. He's seen his strand rate plummet from 82.8 percent to 62.0 percent while his HR/FB rate has soared from 8.5 percent to 21.6 percent. He'll have a chance to return to the Rockies' rotation if he sorts himself out in the minors, but it will be difficult for fantasy owners to put much faith in a pitch-to-contact arm in Coors Field given his recent results.
Freeland threw three innings in a no-decision against the Diamondbacks on Thursday, giving up five earned runs on seven hits with one strikeout and no walks in the Rockies' 11-10 victory.
Freeland's early-season struggles persisted in this contest, as he's now given up 12 earned runs in just seven innings over his past two starts. It's been a disappointing campaign for the 26-year-old lefty to this point after his breakout season last year, as he's now sporting an ugly 7.13 ERA and a 1.57 WHIP over 59.1 innings.
Freeland (2-6) allowed seven runs on 10 hits and a walk over four innings, taking the loss against the Orioles on Saturday.
Freeland struck out only two batters in the game. A nightmarish season continued for the left-hander, who has now gone six starts without a win. Freeland's ERA ballooned to 6.71 with a 1.53 WHIP and 48 strikeouts in 56.1 innings. After posting a 2.85 ERA and 17 wins in 2018, Freeland has made it hard to trust him with only three quality starts in 11 outings. He is expected to start Thursday versus the Diamondbacks.
Freeland lasted just 1.2 innings in a no-decision against the Phillies on Sunday, giving up three earned runs on four hits, striking out two and walking three as Colorado lost 7-5.
The 26-year-old had lasted at least five innings while limiting the damage to three earned in each of his last two starts, but he suffered a setback in this one: He was erratic with his command and was forced from the contest after issuing three walks and tossing 65 pitches. This has been a rough start to the season for Freeland, who saw his ERA shoot up to 6.02 and his WHIP to 1.43 over 52.1 innings.
Freeland didn't factor into the decision against the Red Sox on Tuesday, giving up three earned runs on five hits over six innings, striking out seven and walking three as the Rockies eventually prevailed 5-4 in 11 innings.
Freeland hurled a quality start, but would ultimately settle for the no-decision as the Rockies needed extra innings to dispatch of the Red Sox. Still, it was a welcome sight to see him put together a solid outing, as Freeland has struggled so far this season, with a 5.68 ERA and 1.34 WHIP over 50.2 innings. He'll look to build on this effort in his next start, which will see him take on the Phillies on the road Sunday.
Freeland allowed five runs (three earned) on four hits and four walks while striking out three across five innings on Thursday against the Giants. He did not factor into the decision.
Freeland imploded in the fifth inning by allowing three runs, though his defense behind him didn't help by committing two errors in the frame. While he entered the inning having allowed only two earned runs, he hadn't been particularly sharp in surrendering three free passes and allowing a two-run home run to Tyler Austin. Though this start came at Coors Field, Freeland hasn't pitched well on the road either, posting only one quality start -- which came against Miami on Opening Day -- in four chances. He'll look to improve on his 5.84 ERA and 1.34 WHIP in his next start, though he'll draw a tough Boston lineup at Fenway Park.
Freeland is scheduled to start Thursday's series finale against the Giants, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.
Freeland will stick on his five-day pitching schedule despite Wednesday night's postponement. The 25-year-old has a 5.90 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 34:14 K:BB through his first seven starts (39.2 innings) and is coming off an ugly outing against the Diamondbacks in which he allowed eight runs.
Freeland (2-5) threw six innings in a loss to Arizona on Saturday, yielding eight runs on nine hits and two walks and striking out just one.
Freeland was taken deep three times in this contest, the most he's allowed in one outing all season. He coughed up two homers in the second inning before giving up a three-run shot to David Peralta in the third. The 25-year-old southpaw has had trouble replicating his 2018 success as he now owns a rough 5.90 ERA in 39.2 innings. Freeland will look to get back in the win column next Friday against the Padres.
Freeland (2-4) took the loss against the Brewers on Monday, giving up five earned runs on five hits over six innings, striking out three and walking two as the Rockies lost 5-1.
Fresh off his activation from the 10-day injured list after a blister caused him to miss his last turn in the rotation, Freeland was hit with the loss in his first start back as he was victimized by a pair of long balls from Jesus Aguilar. The outing bumps his ERA to 4.81 and his WHIP to 1.22 over 33.2 innings ahead of his next start, which will see him take on the Diamondbacks at home on Saturday.
Freeland (finger) was activated from the 10-day injured list ahead of his scheduled start Monday against the Brewers.
As expected, Freeland is set to rejoin the Rockies' starting rotation after missing just one turn in the rotation due to a blister on his left middle finger. The southpaw, who owns a 4.23 ERA and 30:10 K:BB through five starts (27.2 innings) this season, shouldn't face any restrictions in his first start back. DJ Johnson was optioned to Triple-A Albuqueque in a corresponding move.
Freeland (finger) will be activated from the 10-day injured list to start Monday's game against the Brewers.
The Rockies will likely make Freeland's reinstatement official when the team releases its lineup for Monday's game in the hours leading up to the 7:40 p.m. EDT first pitch. Freeland missed the minimum amount of time due to the blister on his left middle finger and shouldn't face any restrictions in his return to action after completing two bullpen sessions recently without issue.
Freeland (blister) threw a bullpen session with no setbacks Friday, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
The left-hander had no issues with the blister that caused him to miss his last turn in the rotation, so he should be good to go and could start Monday against the Brewers, per Saunders. Freeland is 2-3 with a 4.23 ERA, a 1.19 WHIP and 30 strikeouts over 27.2 innings so far this season.
Freeland (blister) will throw bullpen sessions Wednesday and Friday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Freeland is on the 10-day injured list with a blister on his left middle finger, but said Monday he only expects to miss one start. The fact that he's ready to test out the finger in the bullpen is a good sign that it's a short-term issue, and he should only need to miss one turn in the rotation. The left-hander was excellent in his last start, shutting out the Phillies over six innings before exiting with the blister.
Freeland expects his blister to force him to miss only one start, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.
Freeland's move to the injured list Monday was reportedly precautionary. It's good news that he doesn't think he's in line to miss too much time, though his exact return date won't become clear until he and the Rockies see how the blister heals.
Freeland was placed on the 10-day injured list with a blister on his left middle finger Monday.
It's a bit of a surprise, as Freeland certainly appeared healthy in his most recent outing, striking out seven in six scoreless innings while allowing just two hits Thursday against the Phillies. The move was made retroactive to Friday, so there's a chance he could miss just one start and return April 29 in Milwaukee, though the recovery date for blisters isn't always easy to predict. Tyler Anderson (knee) was activated from the injured list in a corresponding move.
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