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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||75.00||3.00||6.00||0.00||4.32||1.41||68.00||32.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 7.1||0||0|| 7.36||0||4||5|
|vs RHB|| 9.0||0||0|| 2.00||0||3||9|
|12/26/2014||Mike Foltynewicz, RP ATL||Nick Franklin, SS TB|
|12/24/2014||Mike Foltynewicz, RP ATL|
Gerrit Cole, SP PIT
Mookie Betts, CF BOS
|Jon Lester, SP CHC|
Ben Revere, CF PHI
|12/23/2014||Dexter Fowler, CF CHC|
Mike Foltynewicz, RP ATL
Pablo Sandoval, 3B BOS
|David Buchanan, SP PHI|
Jason Kipnis, 2B CLE
|Last 10 Games|
Braves' Mike Foltynewicz knocked around in Monday's start
|(3/30/15) Braves starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz allowed two earned runs, including a solo home run to left fielder Yoenis Céspedes, in 3 2/3 innings of work on Monday in his team's 4-2 victory over the Tigers.
Foltynewicz had struggled in his previous start on March 24, allowing three runs on five hits, including two home runs, in just 2 2/3 innings.
Foltynewicz has posted a 6.35 ERA this spring in five starts.
Braves pitcher Mike Foltynewicz gets lit up in outing Tuesday
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(3/24/15) Braves pitcher Mike Foltynewicz struggled in his start Tuesday, going just 2 2/3 innings, allowing three runs on five hits, including two home runs.
Foltynewicz, who is competing for a spot in Atlanta's starting rotation, has been up and down this spring. In his last three starts, Foltynewicz has surrendered nine earned runs. He's up to 10 strikeouts in four appearances this spring.
"I just kind of started getting fast there in that last inning, and things started going downhill from there," he said to MLB.com. "Other than that, I went out there and battled the best I can. Unfortunately, things didn't go the way I wanted."
Braves scratch Foltynewicz due to bad weather, field conditions
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/23/15) Braves starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz was scratched from his scheduled spring start Monday against the Astros due to inclement weather and poor field conditions, per MLB.com. Michael Kohn started in his absence.
Foltynewicz, who is competing for a spot in the rotation, is 0-2 with a 5.40 ERA in three spring starts.
Braves' Foltynewicz strikes out four, allows one run Wednesday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(3/18/15) Braves pitcher Mike Foltynewicz bounced back from Friday's rough outing Wednesday, allowing just one earned run on three hits and one walk in 2 2/3 innings while striking out four in his team's 12-5 loss to the Yankees.
"His pitches were really electric," manager Fredi Gonzalez said after the start, per MLB.com. "He had a good fastball and command. His curveball was knee-buckling. He was good. I can't wait to run him back out there again."
Foltynewicz is in the mix for one of the Braves' two open rotation spots but had struggled in his first two outings, allowing six runs in 2 1/3 innings, though only two runs were charged to the pitcher. He also issued four walks in those two outings but proved much better Wednesday.
"You can't use 'it's too early' anymore," Foltynewicz said. "You're getting down to where decisions are made. You really need to start opening some eyes or things are not going to fall the way [you want]. I'm really glad I came out and had this start. Now, I've just got to go out and do the same in my next starts."
Foltynewicz made his major-league debut last season with the Astros, posting a 5.30 ERA and 14:7 K:BB ratio in 18 2/3 innings out of the bullpen. He was part of the package the Braves received in the deal that shipped Evan Gattis to Houston this offseason.
Braves P Mike Foltynewicz gets rocked by Tigers in 8-2 loss
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(3/13/15) Braves right-handed pitcher Mike Foltynewicz has the physical tools to be successful in the big leagues. He's 6-foot-4 with a live arm and is still young at only 23 years old.
However, his start to spring training has been anything but pleasant. In an 8-2 loss to the Tigers on Friday, Foltynewicz gave up five earned runs on four hits, walked two batters and only struck out one. He didn't make it through the first inning.
It was the second poor performance in as many outings this spring for Foltynewicz.
“I’m overdoing it a little bit,” Foltynewicz said, via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “You’ve got a new team, you’ve got to impress coaches and all of that. I’m just out there trying to do too much.”
The performance ballooned Foltynewicz's ERA to 23.14.
Foltynewicz was acquired by the Braves in a trade that sent catcher Evan Gattis to Houston.
Foltynewicz isn't panicking yet and thinks he had an OK outing on Friday even though Detroit's batters had their way.
“For the most part I was around the plate and they found some holes,” Foltynewicz said. “That was just bad luck on my part. I think overall I felt good and threw some good pitches so it stinks that things are falling that way.”
|2014 summary: Hard-throwing Mike Foltynewicz wasn't a standout in his first season in Triple-A, but that didn't stop the Astros from giving him his first major league callup. Foltynewicz was promoted in early August, and he stuck around for the rest of the season in the Astros' bullpen. After registering a 5.08 ERA at Triple-A Oklahoma City, primarily as a starter, the former first-round pick posted a 5.30 ERA over 18 2/3 innings in relief. Though Foltynewicz got swings and misses at a 10.7 percent rate, he recorded just 14 strikeouts.|
Playing time status: Foltynewicz is one of those prospects who's more about projectability than results thanks to his triple-digit fastball, so the Braves were happy to take him off the Astros' hands in the Evan Gattis deal this offseason. He'll compete for the fifth starter spot this spring, but he'll obviously need to throw strikes more consistently to win it.
2015 outlook: Foltynewicz's skill set has been compared to Garrett Richards', who finally broke out in 2014 after years of growing pains. You can expect similar growing pains for Foltynewicz, but his strikeout potential is considerable. He's worth a late-round flier in NL-only leagues and gets a slight boost in Head-to-Head formats since he's also eligible at relief pitcher.
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