6:26 p.m. MT: G’night, folks!
5:13 p.m. MT: Jake McGee strikes out the side to end the game! Rockies win!
5:02 p.m. MT: Burn.
4:54 p.m. MT: Carlos Estevez held steady in the sixth, and Scott Oberg pitched a scoreless eighth. Jake McGee is set to enter the game in the ninth for the save opportunity.
4:37 p.m. MT: Here’s Kyle Freeland’s base hit.
4:29 p.m. MT: Carlos Estevez allowed a leadoff single to Corey Seager and balked him to second, but he escaped the inning unscathed. The Rockies are hanging on to a 2-1 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh.
4:18 p.m. MT: Love it.
4:07 p.m. MT: Kyle Freeland gets a well deserved standing ovation as he leaves the game. His final line: 6 innings pitched, one run allowed, two walks, and six strikeouts.
Standing O for Freeland as he leaves the field pic.twitter.com/TP8dU9xETv— Eric Garcia McKinley (@garcia_mckinley) April 7, 2017
4:01 p.m. MT: Indeed.
Nolan Arenado at-bats will have that effect. pic.twitter.com/6ggmnQTPY0— Ted Berg (@OGTedBerg) April 7, 2017
3:58 p.m. MT: That’s a bad ball, Nolan. Bad!
3:49 p.m. MT:
Kyle Freeland is the first Rockies pitcher to get a hit in his major league debut since Tyler Matzek on June 11, 2014— Purple Row (@PurpleRow) April 7, 2017
3:40 p.m. MT: Dustin Garneau hit his first homer of the season, and right after that Kyle Freeland gets the first hit of his big league career—a liner to right field.
3:27 p.m. MT: Trevor Story didn’t like the call any more than Nolan did, but this one was in there.
3:23 p.m. MT: The Dodgers tied it. But that’s not as important as this tweet:
3:17 p.m. MT: Arenado struck out looking to end the third. He wasn’t happy, and he has a case. See pitch 6. At the same time, he fouled off pitch 5, which is he probably could have let sail by without swinging.
3:05 p.m. MT: Nolan did it again.
2:55 p.m. MT: Even Dinger is piling on.
Dodgers SS rankings:— MLB Insider Dinger (@atf13atf) April 7, 2017
2. That bobblehead statue thing on the Reserve Level
3. Chris Taylor
4. Charles Culberson
5. Kiké Hernandez
2:50 p.m. MT: Kiké Hernandez is having a rough day so far at shortstop. He committed an error to allow Stephen Cardullo to reach. Then, he couldn’t handle a wild throw from Hyun-Jin Ryu (Ryu got that error). And then, with Cardullo rounding second base, he ran over Cardullo to make his way to third. Careful out there. Keep Corey Seager on the bench today.
2:35 p.m. MT: Kyle Freeland walked two but got out of the first inning unscathed.
The Rockies got on the board in the bottom half of the first inning. Nolan Arenado doubled in DJ LeMahieu, who singled.
The lowlight of the inning was that Charlie Blackmon, who evidently was fated to make an out, reached on a swinging strikeout but was caught stealing soon after.
2:15 p.m. MT: Visual evidence of Kyle Freeland’s first career strikeout:
Kyle Freeland's first MLB strikeout pic.twitter.com/bJBKXI58it— Jake Shapiro (@Shapalicious) April 7, 2017
2:12 p.m. M.T.: Kyle Freeland strikes out the first batter he faced! He got Logan Forsythe to whiff on a slider. Welcome to the majors!
2:04 p.m. MT: Nolan Arenado, DJ LeMahieu and Charlie Blackmon just got done accepting their #hardware from their tremendous individual 2016 campaigns. Arenado has to be running out of room to put his Gold Glove awards. Where do you guys think he should start storing them?
1:56 p.m. MT: Here was the scene during player introductions.