Rockies pitcher Freeland makes great defensive play vs SD
SAN DIEGO (AP) Colorado Rockies left-hander Kyle Freeland made a sensational play to retire Austin Nola of the San Diego Padres leading off the fifth inning on Friday night.
Nola hit a weak chopper down the third base line and Freeland hopped off the mound, gloved the ball, took two steps, made a leaping spin and threw to first baseman C.J. Cron, who made a nice stretch to retire the runner. Freeland ended up sprawled face down in foul territory.
He squatted behind the mound for a few minutes and was checked by a trainer and manager Bud Black. He remained in the game.
The Rockies led 4-0 at the time.
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Updated March 31, 2023