After jumping out to a 11-3 start, the Rockies are now 13-13 and riding a five-game losing streak. In a season with a lot of inconsistency so far, one thing that has been consistent is the quality starts by Kyle Freeland. In 31 ⅔ innings over five starts, Freeland has posted a 2.56 ERA, a 1.11 WHIP, and 18 strikeouts. More importantly, the Rockies are 4-1 when Freeland starts on the mound. More impressively, Freeland is now tied for second in Rockies history with five consecutive quality starts to begin a season (tied with Shawn Chacón’s start in 2003). There’s not enough time in the season to break the record of 14 games that Ubaldo Jiménez set in 2010, but getting the Rockies back on the winning track tonight against the Dodgers, the team with the highest winning percentage in baseball (.714, 20-8), would be a huge achievement. Freeland will need some help from an Colorado offense that combined for 14 strikeouts and four hits in Friday night’s 5-1 loss.
Los Angeles’ Dustin May will make the start against the Rockies for the first time in his career. He threw one scoreless inning in relief in September of 2019 against the Rockies. This year in 24 innings over five starts, May (1-1) has a 3.00 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP, and 19 strikeouts.
Start Time: 7:10 p.m. MT
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain; MLB.tv
Radio: KOA 850 AM/94.1 FM; KNRV 1150 (Spanish)
The Rockies might have Fallen Back Down, but maybe we (the fans cheering in our homes) can help them back up again. (Shoutout to @Rockies for throwing in Rancid lyrics.)
Don't worry about me, I'm gonna make it alright— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) August 22, 2020
Got my enemies cross-haired and in my sight
I take a bitter situation, gonna make it right
In the shadows of darkness, I stand in the light pic.twitter.com/GuSxyc1Fsm