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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|| 13.2||0||0|| 3.95||0||8||10|
|vs RHB|| 16.0||0||0|| 4.50||0||4||20|
|12/26/2014||Mike Foltynewicz, SP ATL||Nick Franklin, 2B TB|
|12/24/2014||Mike Foltynewicz, SP ATL|
Gerrit Cole, SP PIT
Mookie Betts, CF BOS
|Jon Lester, SP CHC|
Ben Revere, LF PHI
|12/23/2014||Dexter Fowler, CF CHC|
Mike Foltynewicz, SP ATL
Pablo Sandoval, 3B BOS
|David Buchanan, SP PHI|
Jason Kipnis, 2B CLE
|Last 10 Games|
Braves' Mike Foltynewicz strikes out seven in win vs. Brewers
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(5/24/15) Braves pitcher Mike Foltynewicz earned a win on Sunday, allowing one earned run on just three hits and one walk while striking out seven in his team's 2-1 victory over the Brewers.
Foltynewicz (3-1) delivered the best start of his young career on Sunday, limiting the damage to a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning.
"It's all about the pitching," said Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez to MLB.com. "You get a good pitching performance, and you're in the game and you can do some stuff offensively to score runs."
It was his fourth straight start with seven strikeouts and his second straight outing with only one free pass.
"I was attacking the zone with the fastball, getting early outs and the slider and curveball were working OK," Foltynewicz said. "They got a couple good hits off them at the end. Me and [catcher A.J. Pierzynski] had a good game plan going in, and we stuck with it and got guys out."
Foltynewicz owns a 4.25 ERA and 30:12 K:BB ratio in 29 2/3 innings. He's slated to face the Giants on Friday.
Braves SP Mike Foltynewicz was 'overthrowing' Tuesday
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(5/20/15) Coming off a poor start Tuesday, Braves pitcher Mike Foltynewicz spoke after the game about why he struggled to put the Rays away in a difficult fifth inning.
"I kind of started to overthrow stuff and trying to make things break a little more than I wanted to," he told mlblogs.com.
Foltynewicz struck out the first two batters in the inning before allowing a walk, single and double that turned a 3-3 tie into a 5-3 deficit.
The good news is that he is making hitters flail at air more frequently recently despite greater overall struggles. His swing-and-miss rate of 13.2 and 13.5 in his last two starts is far superior to what he achieved in his first two starts. Only four pitchers in the major leagues boast a better one than 13.5 this season.
Braves SP Mike Foltynewicz Ks seven, suffers first loss of season
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(5/19/15) Braves starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz endured an uneven outing and was charged with his first loss of the season Tuesday night at home against Tampa Bay.
Foltynewicz (2-1) allowed a run-scoring single to Steven Souza in the first, a run-scoring single to Evan Longoria in the third, a solo home run to Asdrubal Cabrera in the fourth and two more in the fifth. He was charged with five earned runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out seven over five innings of a 5-3 defeat. Of his 91 pitches, 64 were strikes.
"The fifth inning was the learning inning" manager Fredi Gonzalez said, per MLB.com. "You can't let your guard down, especially after striking out the first two guys that inning. But that's what you've got to live with as a young pitcher."
Foltynewicz has allowed four-plus runs in two of his last three starts. His next start will come Sunday at home against Milwaukee.
Braves SP Mike Foltynewicz allows two ER in 6 2/3 IP for no-decision
|by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer|
|(5/12/15) Braves starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz gave up three runs (two earned) on six hits and struck out seven in 6 2/3 innings Tuesday in a no-decision against the Reds.|
Foltynewicz was touched for a two-run homer in the first inning by Todd Frazier.
The right hander had won his first two decisions of the season before Tuesday.
Foltynewicz returns to the mound for his next start Tuesday against the Rays.
Braves' Mike Foltynewicz earns second straight win Wednesday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(5/6/15) Braves pitcher Mike Foltynewicz picked up his second straight win Wednesday despite giving up four earned runs on seven hits and three walks in 5 1/3 innings while striking out seven in his team's 7-5 victory over the Phillies.
Foltynewicz (2-0) allowed just two earned runs in his season debut and looked to be en route to another fine outing Wednesday, as the only run he allowed in the first five innings came on a groundball double play. He ran into trouble in the sixth, opening the inning by giving up a solo home run and putting two more men on base before being removed with one out; both runners would eventually score.
Foltynewicz owns a 5.23 ERA and 9:6 K:BB ratio in 10 1/3 innings. He's on track to square off with the Reds in Cincinnati Tuesday.
|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.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/26/15||@ LAD||10:10 pm||Clayton Kershaw|
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|5/30/15||@ SF||10:05 pm||Tim Lincecum|
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