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48 Mike Foltynewicz SP
Height/Weight: 6-4/200 | Birthdate: 10/7/1991 | Birthplace: Sterling, IL | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Atlanta | College: None | MLB Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 12/5 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Braves' Shelby Miller starting in place of ill Mike Foltynewicz Monday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(3:38 pm ET) Braves rookie starter Mike Foltynewicz is dealing with fever and viral symptoms, and he will not make his scheduled start Monday against the Marlins. It is not yet known when Foltynewicz will make his next start.

Ace Shelby Miller will make the start on Monday instead. Miller, who last pitched on Thursday, will be going on normal rest when he toes the rubber on Monday.


Braves' sloppy defense leads to loss for Mike Foltynewicz


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/25/2015) Braves rookie starter Mike Foltynewicz was let down by the defense behind him on Tuesday, as the Braves fell to the Rockies 5-1. The young left-hander went five innings, with all four runs he allowed coming unearned due to a trio of fielding errors.

Foltynewicz (4-6, 5.71 ERA) allowed two runs in the first and two more in the fourth. Despite not allowing an earned run on Tuesday, the 23-year-old has been roughed up over the last month. He has given up four runs or more in four of his last five starts.


Braves' Mike Foltynewicz gets lit up by Cubs on Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/20/2015) Braves rookie starter Mike Foltynewicz got rocked in his outing against the Cubs on Thursday. The young right-hander gave up a career-high seven runs on eight hits over 4 2/3 innings in the 7-1 loss. He did strike out six, but that only helped inflate his pitch count to 97 on the night.

Foltynewicz (4-5, 6.05 ERA) was able to keep the Cubs off the board over the first two frames. But he fell apart in the third, when he allowed four runs, including a three-run blast by Anthony Rizzo.

He allowed another run in the fourth--a solo shot by Addison Russell. Instead of making a change, manager Fredi Gonzalez stayed with his youngster. That didn't work out however, as he allowed two more runs to score in the fifth inning before finally getting pulled from the game.

Foltynewicz has struggled over his past five starts, going 1-3 with a hefty 7.67 ERA over that stretch. 


Braves SP Mike Foltynewicz gets rocked in loss to Arizona


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(8/15/2015) Braves starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz got completely rocked during his start against the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

Foltynewicz allowed six runs on nine hits in 4 2/3 innings. He dropped to 4-4 on the season with a mediocre 5.61 ERA.


Braves' Mike Foltynewicz wins for first time since May


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2015) Braves pitcher Mike Foltynewicz earned his first win since May 24, Saturday against Miami. 

Foltynewicz allowed two runs on five hits over 5 2/3 innings. He struck out three and walked a season-high four batters. 

Foltynewicz improved to 4-3 on the year. 


Braves SP Mike Foltynewicz beat up for four home runs in loss


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/3/2015) Braves rookie starter Mike Foltynewicz got shelled in his outing against the Giants on Monday. The young right-hander gave up six runs on nine hits over six innings. Despite the poor performance, he was able to escape with a no-decision, as the Braves won 8-7 in walk-off fashion.

Foltynewicz was bitten by the longball in this one, as he gave up a total of four home runs on the night. He was taken deep by a couple of Brandons in the second, as Brandon Crawford and Brandon Belt each hit solo shots. Buster Posey added a two-run blast in the third, before Crawford hit another solo homer in the fourth.

Foltynewicz's ERA rose to 5.40 with the rough outing. It's the sixth start in which he's allowed at least four runs, though this was the first time since mid-June. 


SP Mike Foltynewicz hard-luck loser for Braves


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/29/2015) Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz pitched well in a spot start, but two mistakes cost him in a 2-0 loss to the Orioles on Wednesday. 

In his first start since June 14, Foltynewicz struck out eight batters over six innings, but allowed solo home runs in the third and fourth innings for the only blemishes on his ledger. 

Foltynewicz, who was recalled from Triple-A to fill in for injured Manny Banuelos, falls to 3-3. It's unclear whether he will make another start. 


Report: Braves to recall Mike Foltynewicz to start Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/28/2015) The Braves are expected to call up right-hander Mike Foltynewicz to start Wednesday's game against the Orioles, according to MASNSports.com. Foltynewicz has made nine starts (and three relief appearances) for the Braves this season. He is 3-2 with a 5.27 over all in 2015.

The right-hander was removed from the rotation in mid-June and was sent down to Triple-A just prior to the All-Star break. The Braves had not made an official roster move at this point. 


Braves option pitcher Mike Foltynewicz to Triple-A


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2015) The Braves sent pitcher Mike Foltynewicz down to Triple-A after Sunday's contest, the team announced.

Foltynewicz went 3-2 with a 5.27 ERA over 54 2/3 innings of work.


Braves recall Mike Foltynewicz to provide bullpen help


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2015) The Braves recalled pitcher Mike Foltynewicz from Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday. However, he will not be slotted back into the rotation. He will provide help out of the bullpen this time around, per MLB.com.

Since being demoted to Gwinnett in mid-June, Foltynewicz has gone 1-2 with a 4.13 ERA in four starts. He has totaled 24 strikeouts and 14 walks in 24 innings in that span.

Manager Fredi Gonzalez says it's possible that Foltynewicz could stay in the bullpen after the All-Star break, according to the Braves Radio Net.


Braves demote starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz to minors


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2015) The Braves optioned starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz to Triple-A Gwinnett on Wednesday. He made his last start Saturday against the Mets.

The right-hander performed poorly in June, posting a 8.04 ERA in three starts. He has allowed less than four runs in just four of his nine starts. He is 3-2 with a 5.19 ERA.

"Sometimes when you're dealing with young pitchers, we've got to take a step back to take a step forward," manager Fredi Gonzalez said, per 680 The Fan.


Braves P Mike Foltynewicz allows 5 earned runs


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2015) Braves pitcher Mike Foltynewicz allowed six runs — five earned — in a no-decision during Sunday afternoon’s 10-8 loss against the Mets.

"You're not going to be perfect," Foltynewicz said, per MLB.com. "If it was that easy, everybody would be doing it. I'm just going through a rough spot right now. I know how good I am and I know my capabilities. I've just got to go out there and get that confidence back a little bit and attack guys. It seems like a broken record the past three starts."

The Braves did the bulk of their damage against Foltynewicz in innings three through five. Foltynewicz held the Braves to just one run in the first two innings before dealing with inconsistencies. He went 4 1/3 innings, gave up nine hits, walked one and struck out three.

"I didn't have it today, period," Foltynewicz said. "When a team gives you a five-run lead, you've got to go out and take advantage of it. I didn't do that today. I just left everything up from the start -- the fastballs, curveballs, sliders, and even the changeups were up today."

Foltynewicz now has an ERA of 5.19 this season.

His next start is projected for Friday when the Braves and Mets play each other again.


Braves P Mike Foltynewicz gives up 5 runs, 12 hits


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2015) Braves pitcher Mike Foltynewicz gave up five earned runs in a no-decision during Tuesday night's 6-5 win over the Padres. 

Foltynewicz steadily struggled as he only posted scoreless innings in the first and fourth innings. He surrendered 12 hits and one walk while striking out two batters. He now has an ERA of 4.72 this season. 

His next start is projected for Sunday against the Mets. 


Braves SP Mike Foltynewicz knocked around in no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2015) Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz endured a rough start and was unable to factor into the decision Wednesday afternoon against the Diamondbacks in Arizona.

Foltynewicz surrendered a two-run double to David Peralta in the third inning and a solo home run to A.J. Pollock in the fifth inning. He was charged with five runs -- four earned -- on eight hits and two walks while striking out five over 5 2/3 innings of a 9-8 defeat. Of his 101 pitches, 66 were strikes.

Foltynewicz's ERA ballooned from 3.96 to 4.29 after Wednesday's outing. He will make his next start Tuesday at home against San Diego.


Braves SP Mike Foltynewicz gets tough-luck loss on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/30/2015) Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz went 6 2/3 strong innings in the 4-2 loss to the Giants on Friday. The young right-hander allowed two runs on five hits, walked one and struck out eight. The only runs he gave up came on a two-run home run from Buster Posey in the first inning.

Strangely, Foltynewicz actually struck out three batters in his final inning, but two of them reached on wild pitches. Luis Avilan was called upon to get the final out of the seventh. 

Nevertheless, it was still an impressive outing for the 24-year-old. Foltynewicz will take a 3-2 record and 3.96 ERA into his next start, scheduled for Wednesday in Arizona.


Braves' Mike Foltynewicz strikes out seven in win vs. Brewers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) 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
(5/20/2015) 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
(5/19/2015) 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
(5/12/2015) 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
(5/6/2015) 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.


Braves' Mike Foltynewicz needs to improve speed to plate


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) After giving up five stolen bases to Cincinnati in his first start, Braves pitcher Mike Foltynewicz will need to improve his delivery speed for his next start. 

Manager Fredi Gonzalez said that Foltynewicz was taking 1.8 seconds to deliver pitches, almost a half a second longer than average. 

"We need to clean that up a little bit because we don’t want it to be a track meet," Gonzalez said, per the Journal Constitution.


Braves SP Mike Foltynewicz picks up win during Friday's game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2015) Braves pitcher Mike Foltynewicz surrendered three runs (two earned) on six hits over five innings during Friday's 4-3 win over the Reds.

"There's still a lot of stuff we need to correct and get better at, but this was a good first outing for him," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said, via MLB.com.

Foltynewicz received his first win of the season for his effort. After surrendering two runs on three hits during the first inning, Foltynewicz settled down to lead the Braves to the win. He also struck out two batters and walked three.

Foltynewicz was recently called up from Triple-A to make his season debut Friday. It is now known when his next start for the Braves will be.


Braves recall Mike Foltynewicz, will start Friday


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2015) The Braves announced they recalled pitcher Mike Foltynewicz and that he will start Friday's game against the Reds.

This has been an expected move for most of the week. MLB.com considers Foltynewicz the Braves' second-ranked prospect in the organization. He began the year with Triple-A Gwinnett and will be on regular rest for Friday's game. 

Foltynewicz went 0-3 in Triple-A, posting a 2.08 ERA and 1.25 WHIP in four starts. He has struck out 30 batters in 21 2/3 innings.


Report: Braves might turn to prospect Foltynewicz to start Friday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2015) The Braves could turn to starting pitcher prospect Mike Foltynewicz to start Friday's game against the Reds, according to MLB.com. 

Foltynewicz, who is considered the team's second-best prospect by MLB.com, has opened the season with Triple-A Gwinnett and will be pitching on regular rest Friday. The Braves could be in need of a starting pitcher after Friday's starter Trevor Cahill was used in relief Wednesday. Cahill threw 47 pitches over two relief innings.

Foltynewicz is 0-3 with a 2.08 ERA and 1.25 WHIP in four starts for Gwinnett. He has struck out 30 batters in 21 2/3 innings.

The 23-year-old right-hander was competing for a spot in the rotation this spring, but he struggled, going 0-2 with a 5.84 ERA in six outings (five starts).


Report: Braves option pitcher Mike Foltynewicz to Triple-A


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2015) The Braves have reportedly optioned pitcher Mike Foltynewicz to Triple-A Gwinnett, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Foltynewicz was traded to Atlanta in January as a part of the Evan Gattis deal and battled for a spot in the starting rotation this spring. He posted 5.84 ERA with 12 strikeouts and eight walks in six spring training appearances.