Tonight’s game features two lefty starting pitchers. Rookie Kyle Freeland will pitch for the Colorado Rockies, while Hyun-Jin Ryu will start for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Freeland handled the Dodgers easily at Coors Field, but had a rough start against the San Diego Padres at Coors Field in his only other major league game.
Hyun-Jin Ryu is still trying to get on track in 2017. His first two starts were almost mirror images. In each start, he had 77 pitches over 4 2/3 innings and gave up six hits while striking out five batters. The second start was worse than the first in that he doubled the number of walks to two and doubled the number of gopher balls to two. Ryu will need a better outing this time around to stay in the starting rotation. Julio Urias is knocking on the door.