Freeland allowed one earned run on five hits and four walks while striking out four across five innings Saturday against the Mariners. He did not factor into the decision.
Freeland allowed nine baserunners but managed to avoid a disastrous outing by stranding seven runners on base. Struggling to find the strike zone is not a new phenomenon for Freeland as Saturday's start marked the fourth time in his last 10 starts that he has walked three or more batters. While he has avoided a blowup outing on each occasion, his lack of deceptiveness -- he has only 88 strikeouts in 110.1 innings -- makes him a risky pitcher to rely on when he puts so many runners on base.
Freeland (8-6) allowed two runs on three hits and one walk while striking out three over seven innings in a win over the Giants on Monday.
After allowing a homer to the first batter of the game (Gorkys Hernandez), Freeland was great. He finished his night with four consecutive perfect frames and now has a 2.89 ERA and .215 BAA at Coors Field this season, compared to 3.50 and .247 marks on the road. The peripherals suggest he's overachieved a bit, but the heavy-groundball approach should help Freeland continue to get by at home. He lines up to face the Mariners in Seattle on Sunday.
Freeland was stuck with a no-decision Wednesday against the Giants despite tossing seven shutout innings with four strikeouts and just four hits and one walk allowed.
Freeland is on a roll with quality starts in his last three outings. Wednesday's start marked his second shutout appearance of the season, this one the longest by two outs over his May 12 win over the Brewers. His changeup baffled Giants batters, as he induced nine swinging strikes with just 36 changeups, a 25 percent whiff rate that probably made his 92 mph fastball look like 97. He'll take a 3.29 ERA into Monday's start, a rematch with the Giants.
Freeland (7-6) tossed six innings Thursday, allowing two runs on four walks and five hits in a 6-4 win against the Mets. He struck out four batters and gave up a home run.
It wasn't the cleanest of starts, but Freeland got back in the win column for the first time since June 5. He allowed a solo shot off the bat of Todd Frazier in the first inning but was able to settle in the rest of the way. The 6-foot-3 lefty owns a 3.55 ERA and a 77:31 K:BB in 90.1 innings in 2018. Freeland will take the mound in San Francisco next Wednesday.
Freeland didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Rangers, allowing two runs on eight hits and a walk over seven innings while striking out three.
The left-hander threw 70 of 106 pitches for strikes in his longest start in over a month as he held Texas off the board until he faded in the seventh inning, recording his ninth quality start of the season in the process. Freeland will take a 3.59 ERA into his next outing Thursday at home against the Mets.
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