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Rockies fall to Reds 8-1 as offensive struggles continue

Despite Kyle Freeland’s rough start, this should have been a closer game.

Cincinnati Reds v Colorado Rockies Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

After a solid victory yesterday, the struggling Rockies looked the same as they have the last two weeks on Tuesday night, getting blown out 8-1 by the Reds.

The Rockies offense looked like it was ready to beat up Homer Bailey early on, as they combined for three hard hits and a run in the bottom of the first. But unfortunately this wasn’t the case for the rest of the game.

For the remaining five innings against Bailey, the Rockies notched five hits—all singles. They didn’t do much against the bullpen either, collecting two more singles in the final three innings.

Meanwhile, Kyle Freeland continued to see his ERA climb after a stellar start to the year. He allowed five runs and eight hits over 513 innings while walking two and striking out one. His ERA rose from 3.84 prior to the game to 4.09 after it. Regardless, this is a game that should have been competitive, but the offensive struggles won’t seem to go away.

To make things worse, Adam Ottavino’s abysmal season continued, as he allowed three runs in an inning of work. He gave up a solo shot to Scott Schebler and allowed a two-run bomb to Scooter Gennett.

Luckily, the Rockies have Jon Gray on the mound tomorrow night, who’s the perfect candidate to get things back on track.

The two teams will face off again tomorrow night at 6:40 PM.