Kyle Freeland allowed one hit (a home run to Chad Pinder) in two innings of work Thursday. He came out for the third inning but left the game with back spasms.
After a very productive 2018 campaign that saw Freeland go 17-7 with a 2.85 ERA, the wheels completely came off in 2019. Last season, he went 3-11 with a 6.73 ERA and saw a dramatic increase in his HR/FB rate (8.5% in 2018 to 21.7% in 2019). There's certainly hope for a positive regression here, but expectations should be tempered with Freeland's home games being at one of the least pitcher-friendly parks in the league.