Kyle Freeland makes his return to the Rockies roster after a six-start refresher course with Triple-A Albuquerque. He has won his last two of his three starts against the Reds, although the lone loss came at Coors Field on July 4, 2017. Roark is 1-2 lifetime against Rockies, losing his last two starts. His one win against the Rockies came at Coors Field in 2017.
The players on the Reds roster have hit .327 in their careers against Freeland, but he has held Joey Votto to two hits -- one of which was a three-run home run. Roark has limited the current Rockies to a .206 average, although Charlie Blackmon is 2-for-5 with two walks against him.