DENVER – Colorado Rockies rookie left-hander Kyle Freeland left Friday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies in the first inning after just 11 pitches. Freeland allowed a leadoff single then struck out one batter before being taken out halfway through his third batter faced.

Freeland’s third offer to Aaron Altherr was an 85 mph slider. It looked as though he grabbed at his left leg after the pitch. Jonathan Lucroy then Bud Black and the trainers met Freeland on the mound after he danced around for a second. Although it is unclear if the injury is indeed to his leg.

He was taken out of the game for Chris Rusin after some consideration from the Rockies.

Freeland, a native of Denver, came into the game with a 11-7 and a 3.71 ERA in 121.1 innings pitched.

Of his 11 pitches 10 were strikes, as for the injury, we’ll let you know more when we know know more.

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Jake Shapiro

Since he was a teenager Jake has been a credentialed reporter, now he works on the Colorado Rockies beat for BSN Denver. 'Shap' was discovered by a BSN Denver employee while picking a fight in Beer League Softball—despite his five-foot-three frame—earning him respect and a job. He does play-by-play on the radio for all CU games, and studied Journalism at the University of Colorado. Follow him on Twitter @Shapalicious.