MLB The Show 20 simulation: Kyle Freeland gets rocked as Colorado falls in Cincinnati – The Denver Post

With the start of the Major League Baseball season postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, we here at The Denver Post took a look at how the Rockies would fare in MLB The Show 20 on PlayStation 4. We will have a story for every game that had been scheduled until real-life baseball returns. Here’s a look at the virtual Rockies’ preseason preview. Entering Friday’s game, the Rockies were 70-33.

CINCINNATI — Kyle Freeland got clobbered by the Reds, giving up six runs in his brief start as Colorado lost, 6-3, Friday at Great American Ball Park.

Freeland (9-6) also gave up six hits in just 1 2/3 innings of work. His earned-run average ballooned to 5.92 on the year.

Nolan Arenado provided a bright spot for the Rockies, hitting a two-run home run in the sixth inning to cut the deficit to 6-3.

Colorado (70-34) has a 10-game lead over the Dodgers (60-44) for first place in the National League West. The Rockies and Reds (59-44) play the second of their three-game series on Saturday. Chi Chi Gonzalez (4-6) takes on Cincinnati’s Anthony Desclafani (4-6).

Box score

COL — 100-002-000 — 3-7-0
CIN — 150-000-00X — 6-9-0

Colorado — Daza 4-1-2-0, Hampson 4-1-2-0, Arenado 4-1-3-2, Story 3-0-0-1, Dahl 4-0-0-0-0, Murphy 3-0-0-0, McMahon 3-0-0-0, Wolters 2-0-0-0, Freeland 0-0-0-0, Estevez 2-0-0-0, J. Diaz 0-0-0-0, Blackmon 1-0-0-0, Davis 0-0-0-0. Totals — 30-3-7-3.

Cincinnati — Payton 4-2-2-1, Senzel 4-0-1-1, Suarez 4-0-0-0, Votto 4-0-2-1, Schebler 3-1-1-0, Ervin 4-1-2-0, Casali 4-1-1-3, VanMeter 3-1-0-0, Gray 3-0-0-0, Bowman 0-0-0-0, Lorenzen 0-0-0-0. Totals — 33-6-9-6.

2B — Daza, Arenado; Schebler. HR — Arenado; Payton, Casali. CS — Arenado. WP — Gray (8-6). LP — Freeland (9-6). S — Lorenzen (27).

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