Kyle Freeland dominates
And he did so on both sides of a rain delay to boot. The master of Coors Field was on his game again as he shut out the Pirates over the course of seven innings. He allowed just two hits and struck out five. He did issue three walks, but Freeland was sharp for most of the night and definitely had his good slider working for him.
There’s that baseball saying about momentum and the next day’s starting pitcher, and while the Rockies were coming off a win to stop the bleeding on Sunday, it was still great to have Freeland set the tone on Monday night after a bad road trip. The team needed him to be that good, because Joe Musgrove was also tough and the two runs the Rockies did get were tough to come by.
Trevor Story made some sweet defensive plays
Consider this an excuse to again point out what an all-around star Story has been this season and to enjoy a cool highlight.
Hit 'em with the spin move Trev. pic.twitter.com/3vpcsRmrkw— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) August 7, 2018
Wade Davis has totally got this, guys
Coming off a truly terrible week, the Rockies closer worked a clean ninth inning with a couple strikeouts. It was a welcome sight, as was the continued good work of Seunghwan Oh in the eighth inning.
The Rockies face the Pirates again on Tuesday night. They will have Chad Bettis starting against Jameson Taillon.