The Rockies yet gave Kyle Freeland immoderate help.
The starting southpaw’s tally enactment came successful bunches successful a 13-6 triumph astatine Coors Field connected Tuesday to unfastened a three-game homestand against the Cubs. Elias Diaz blasted a expansive slam and Sam Hilliard ripped a three-run bomb.
Freeland allowed conscionable 2 earned runs connected 4 hits. But helium near the crippled aft 5 innings with a near ft contusion.
Freeland entered the nighttime with 4 consecutive losses contempt allowing 8 full runs crossed 24 innings. Infielder Ryan McMahon — aft consecutive 1-0 and 3-0 Freeland defeats — said helium sent the southpaw a substance message: Hey man. Great job. Sorry we couldn’t get it done for you.
“He’s a pro. He gets it. He’s going retired determination and doing his thing,” McMahon said earlier the game. “He knows helium did his job. Shoot, it’s not his responsibility we mislaid those games.”
Freeland’s teammates did their portion connected Tuesday night.
Colorado’s four-run sixth inning enactment the crippled distant with a brace of doubles (Diaz and Hilliard), singles (Raimel Tapia and C.J. Cron), and hit-by-pitches (Yonathan Daza and Trevor Story). But it followed a scary infinitesimal successful the fifth.
Freeland, pitching to Chicago shortstop Andrew Romine, was deed with a comebacker connected the extracurricular of his near foot. Freeland dropped to the writer and was examined by diversion trainers. He stayed successful the crippled and forced a crushed shot to extremity the inning. But helium did not instrumentality for the sixth.
Freeland’s lone mistakes: A two-hit 2nd inning — resulting successful a Jason Heyward RBI groundout — and Ian Happ’s fourth-inning solo homer. Freeland struck retired 5 and issued zero walks.
The Rockies aided him with a powerfulness showcase.
The Rockies loaded the bases successful the 2nd with nary outs aft Story doubled, C.J. Cron singled, and McMahon walked. Diaz homered to near for his archetypal vocation expansive slam.
Colorado opened the 4th with a McMahon treble and Diaz single. Then Hilliard smashed his sixth location tally of the season.