The Colorado Rockies struck out 17 times en route to dropping their fifth straight game, losing 8-2 to the New York Yankees on Friday. Every member of the Rockies lineup struck out at least once in the game, with Charlie Blackmon, Ryan McMahon, and Mark Reynolds with three Ks a piece.
The loss dropped the Rockies to 2-11 in July and 6-17 since they peaked at 40-34 in mid-June. It also dropped them into a tie for last place in the NL West. Woof.
Freeland’s struggles continue
Kyle Freeland’s 2019 season is quickly becoming a lost one as the lefty had another rough outing against the Yankees. Freeland lasted just four innings, allowing five runs on six hits, walking three and striking out six. The big blow against Freeland was a third inning grand slam from Edwin Encarnacion that put the Yankees up 4-2. It took Freeland 90 pitches to navigate the four frames and his ERA went up again, to 7.62.
RyMac goes deep
Despite his hat trick, Ryan McMahon provided the offensive bright spot for the Rockies, getting them on the board in the top of the second with a solo home run to center against Yankees starter J.A. Happ:
It was McMahon’s 10th homer of the season and gave the Rockies an early 1-0 lead that they unfortunately would not hold.
The Rockies will look to break out of their funk tomorrow at Yankee Stadium with Antonio Senzatela taking the mound against All-Star Masahiro Tanaka. First pitch is scheduled for 11:05 a.m. Mountain time.