Kyle Freeland came off the injured list and worked two shutout innings in a Saturday start against the Dodgers in Los Angeles on Saturday. He will get a second game-action opportunity before the off-season on Thursday. It is seen as a way to allow Freeland to go into the off-season confident he is healthy and able to focus on getting ready for next year.
Giants right-hander Tyler Beede will be making his second career start against the Rockies. He also started on Aug. 4.
Freeland has a history of success against the current Giants, who have hit a combined .203 against him. Evan Longoria (.333) is the only position player above .273. Beede has only that one start against the Rockies, but they were 11-for-22 against him with four doubles and two home runs. The game, however, was at Coors Field, not Oracle Park.