Rockies at Dodgers: Looking ahead at the Aug. 27 game – The Denver Post

On Deck
Rockies LHP Kyle Freeland (4-6, 4.25 ERA) at Dodgers TBA
TV: AT&T SportsNet
Radio: KOA 850 AM/94.1 FM

Freeland is looking much like the pitcher who posted a 2.85 ERA and finished fourth the National League Cy Young Award voting in 2018. The lefty is 4-4 with a 2.53 ERA over his last 11 starts, the sixth-lowest ERA in the big leagues over that time frame. He’s 1-3 with a 2.10 ERA in five road starts over that same span. In two starts against the Dodgers this season, Freeland is 0-2 with a 2.77 ERA. In 14 career starts vs. Los Angeles, Freeland is 2-7 with a 4.14 ERA, including an 0-3 record and 3.55 ERA in seven career starts at Dodger Stadium.

Trending: Third baseman Ryan McMahon finally hit another home run. His two-run homer in the 10th inning was the deciding blow in Colorado’s 13-10 win over the Cubs Wednesday night. McMahon hit 16 home runs in his first 67 games through June 15, but hit just two in his next 50 games, until mashing his home run Wednesday night.

At issue: Outfielder Sam Hilliard is getting enough playing time to prove himself to the Rockies, but his strikeouts continue to mount. He struck out four times in four at-bats in the second game of Wednesday’s doubleheader at Chicago. For the season, Hilliard is striking out 39% of the time (55 strikeouts in 141 at-bats).

Pitching probables
Saturday: Rockies RHP Jon Gray (7-10, 4.13) at Dodgers LHP David Price (4-2, 3.82)TBD, 7:10, ATTRM
Sunday: Rockies RHP Antonio Senzatela (2-9, 4.42) at Dodgers TBA, 1:10 p.m. ATTRM

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