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Diamondbacks 9, Rockies: Kyle Freeland roughed up in loss

The Rockies will try to prevent a sweep Sunday afternoon

The Diamondbacks defeated the Rockies 9-2 Saturday night. It was never close, and the loss drops the Rockies’ record to 15-19.

Kyle Freeland? Guys?

Kyle Freeland’s rough start continued, as he gave up a career high eight runs in six innings pitched. He struck out just one batter in the game, while walking two batters and giving up three home runs. The outing raised Freeland’s season ERA to 5.90 to go along with a 5.24 FIP. Given that the starting rotation should be the team’s greatest strength, it’s not very inspiring to see these kinds of starts pile up, especially from the guy who was easily the Rockies’ best pitcher in 2019.

No answer for Weaver

Diamondbacks’ start Luke Weaver faired considerably better than Freeland. Over seven innings, Weaver gave up one run on three hits while walking one and striking out eight. Trevor Story singled twice, and Charlie Blackmon managed a double, but otherwise Weaver silenced the Rockies offense as part of the easy win for the Diamondbacks.

Up next

The Rockies will attempt to avoid a home against the Diamondbacks tomorrow afternoon, and they have the right guy pitching to do it, as German Márquez will get the start. The D-backs respond with Zack Greinke, and first pitch is scheduled for 1:10 MT.