The Rockies once had a record of 45-23 at Coors Field with a mile-high winning percentage of .661. Now the Rockies are 46-33 at home with a .582 winning percentage. Having lost five games in a row and 10 of their last 11 at home, the Rockies now only have two chances to add to the win column at Coors Field this season.
The first will take place tonight against Patrick Corbin and the Washington Nationals. Corbin, the 32-year-old lefty has the highest season ERA in his nine-year career this season at 5.92. He’s made 30 starts, going 9-15 with a 1.47 WHIP. The Rockies did well in one game against Corbin this season on Sept. 18 in Washington D.C. when he gave up six runs on 10 hits, including homers by Brendan Rodgers and Trevor Story in four innings. The Rockies won that matchup 6-0 due in large part to the dominance of Kyle Freeland, who threw six scoreless innings with seven strikeouts.
Freeland (6-8, 4.50 ERA) will be back on the mound tonight for his final start of the season at Coors Field (and maybe the season, but he could pitch in Sunday’s season finale or a possible Monday makeup game with the Braves). Freeland has pitched six complete innings in his last three starts, giving up seven earned runs with six walks, 15 strikeouts, and only one homer surrendered.
Rodgers, who was hit in the head with a 92-mph fastball from Josiah Gray, seems to be doing fine and will be in the starting lineup on Tuesday. Charlie Blackmon will have the night off with Yonathan Daza getting the start in right field.
First Pitch: 6:40 P.M. MDT
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