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Rockies’ rotation resurgence revolves around Kyle Freeland


First of a five-part series looking at the Rockies of 2020. Today: The starting rotation

On Oct. 2, 2018, Kyle Freeland spun a magic web at Wrigley Field.

The Rockies’ left-hander, working on three days rest, pitched 6 u2154 shutout innings vs. the Cubs in the National League wild-card game. He became the only pitcher in franchise history to pitch at least six scoreless innings in a postseason game.

But this past season Freeland encapsulated much of what’s wrong with Colorado’s starting pitching. What’s more, his ability to rebound is perhaps the single biggest key to the Rockies’ chances of revival in 2020.