Rockies' Kyle Freeland is optimistic has stopped tinkering with his livelihood

Colorado Rockies Baseball 's alleged juicing of baseballs last year frustrated Rockies left-hander Kyle Freeland during his nightmarish third season in the bigs. Almost 22 percent of his fly balls allowed left the park, the fifth-highest rate among starters.Freeland told The Denver Post that balls felt different in his hand from pitch to pitch in 2019, sometimes not handling the way he desired. He endured a horrific campaign in which he nosedived from Cy Young candidate the season before to recipient of a midseason demotion. He posted a 6.73 ERA in 22 starts. So, like pitchers around the sport, Freeland hopes baseballs in 2020 are more friendly to his kind. Keeping opponents from hitting home runs at Coors Field has always been difficult, and he doesn't want to be placed at a further disadvantage. Independent analysis showed the ball did travel farther last year — and record home run totals aroun夜网论坛d the league backed that up.During his first start last week — a six-inning outing in which he allowed two runs — Freeland thought things were back to normal. "I remember there were times last year when I would get a baseball and it felt great in my hand and the seams were the right tension, they were tight and they were how I liked the baseball," Freeland told the Post. "Then that ball would get fouled off and I would get another[......]

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