Sunday by Comparison: Freeland Has that Quality Approach

Kyle Freeland is at home at Coors Field. But then he is a Denver native so pitching at altitude was part of his youth. While Freeland had a no-decision Friday night, he pitched the first six innings of the Rockies 3-2 victory against the Dodgers. 

He gave up the two runs in six innings, and now has a 2.22 ERA at Coors Field, which would be the lowest in history if he can maintain that through season's end. He has nine quality starts -- at least six innings with three or fewer earned runs -- in 11 starts at Coors Field. And in one of the non-quality starts he only allowed two runs, but was relieved after 5 1/3 innings.

That underscores why the Rockies are 9-2 at Coors Field in Freeland starts.

Quality Work

Date Opponent W L IP H R ER HR BB HB SO
4/8/2018 Atl L 4-0 0 1 6 7 3 3 2 2 0 5
4/24/2018 SD W 8-0 1 0 7 3 0 0 0 2 0 8
5/12/2018 Mil W 4-0 1 0 6.1 4 0 0 0 4 0 6
5/29/2018 SF W 11-4 1 0 5.1 8 3 3 2 0 0 3
6/10/2018 Ari L 8-3 0 1 6 4 4 4 1 4 0 8
6/21/2018 NYM W 6-4 1 0 6 5 2 2 1 4 0 4
7/2/2018 SF W 5-2 1 0 7 3 2 2 1 1 1 3
7/12/2018 Ari W 5-1 0 0 5.1 6 1 1 0 1 1 4
7/27/2018 Oak W 3-1 1 0 6 5 0 0 0 3 1 5
Thursday Pit W 2-0 1 0 7 2 0 0 0 3 1 5
Saturday LAD W 3-2 0 0 7 6 2 2 1 2 0 10
W L INN H R ER HR BB HB SO
Totals ERA 2.22 7 2 69 53 17 17 8 26 4 61

Source: Stats, Inc.

With the walk-off victory on Saturday night, the Rockies returned to 1 1/2 games back of NL West co-leaders Arizona and Los Angeles, and 2 1/2 games back of Atlanta in the battle for the second wild-card. 

At the 117-Game Point

Tm W L W-L% RS RA Rdiff Twl Rank Postseason
2017 65 52 0.556 606 564 42 87-75 3 Wildcard
2009 64 53 0.547 591 519 72 92-70 2 Wildcard
2018 62 55 0.53 547 565 -18 TBD TBD TBD
2010 61 56 0.521 558 517 41 83-79 3
1996 61 56 0.521 708 706 2 83-79 3
2007 61 56 0.521 601 555 46 90-73 2 NL Pennant
1995 60 57 0.513 630 644 -14 77-67 2 Wildcard
2000 59 58 0.504 710 650 60 82-80 4
2003 59 58 0.504 635 615 20 74-88 4
2006 57 60 0.487 539 515 24 76-86 4

Source: Baseball-reference.com

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