On Friday night, a season of road difficulties did not scare the Rockies.
After the wonderful appearance of starting Kyle Freeland (Kyle Freeland), Colorado’s crumbling bullpen closed the door for the Dodgers and scored an impressive 4-2 victory in Los Angeles. This victory improved the Rockies’ record this season to 59-69, including 16-47 away from Coors.
“I like to pitch here, I like to win from these guys, and I like to beat them in their own park,” Freeland said.
The Dodgers won 9 of the last 10 games into the series, but were hindered by Freeland, Jolis Chachin, Daniel Bard and Carlos Estevez. After a series of ugly outings, Bud made a clean eighth inning and gave way to Estevez for a save. Despite starting singles and wild pitching, Estevez was out.
Freeland improved to 5 wins and 6 losses this year. When Estevez worked hard in the ninth place, he stood near the highest step of the air-raid shelter.
“I kind of felt that Esther and I were there, just rubbing together with him,” Freeland said.
Catcher Elias Diaz homered at the top of the ninth inning for extra insurance.
In addition to the two turnovers in the third game, Freeland had the advantage. In addition to these two single home runs, Freeland also let the Dodgers lose their balance and keep the runners away from the pond. His last words: six innings, seven strikeouts, no walks and two wins.
Most importantly, he gave the Rocky Mountains a chance to hit the road.
Deadlock between two and five innings, CJ Cron broke the tie with a smash on the night of Los Angeles. Crown used Dodge rookie Andre Jackson’s hanging shift to launch the ball to the left 482 feet. The depth of Cron’s solo shooting surprised his teammates in the dugout.
Nine of Cron’s 23 home runs were scored in August and the first baseman hit the ball in 30 games.
Before the game, Rocky Mountain coach Bud Black shared Freeland’s impromptu scout report.
“I think tonight, the most important thing is to play against this lineup, preemptively, aggressively attacking early in the strike zone, and let the Dodgers waver,” Black said. “I think they are at their best when they go deep into the earl and take a walk.”
Despite the talent of the Dodgers, given Freeland’s competitiveness and his dominance over the past two months, there is still a hint of optimism. In his past nine games, Freeland has only allowed more than three games.
Freeland was cruising until the third quarter, mixing pitches and hitting points on both sides of the plate. But the Dodgers’ receiver Will Smith took a shot and got into the left court foul. After the two batsmen, Trea Turner matched him and fired a 92 MPH drop to the left to tie the score to 2.
The Rocky Mountains did not wait long before they raided. After Conacho’s first single started the game, Charlie Blackmond came to the plate and jumped up on the first court he saw. Blackmond hit a two-point home run on the right to set the tone for Friday night’s game.