Foltynewicz (5-5) allowed one run on four hits and three walks while striking out nine over five innings in Friday's 5-4 win over the Brewers. He didn't last long enough for a quality start due to rain and a high pitch count, but Foltynewicz continued his recent run of success nonetheless as he's given up two runs or less in four of five starts in June while posting a 3.49 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 27:11 K:BB in 28.1 innings this month. The 25-year-old is still a volatile fantasy play due to his control issues, but his strikeout potential makes him a high-risk, high-reward option in many formats. He gets a strong matchup in his next start Thursday on the road against a Padres squad that leads the majors in strikeout percentage against right-handed pitchers.
Foltynewicz tossed six innings of two-run ball Sunday, allowing seven hits and walking two while striking out four against the Marlins. He did not factor into the decision. Tossing a quality start is definitely an improvement from his last start, when he was lit up for eight runs. The right-hander had not given up a run in the previous two starts (14 innings) before that, so he seems to be trending in the right direction. Foltynewicz held the Marlins scoreless until Justin Bour's two-run single in the sixth, which accounted for their only damage against him.
Foltynewicz allowed eight runs on 11 hits and two walks without striking out a batter during Monday's win over Washington. He didn't factor into the decision. This was a disastrous outing from Foltynewicz, and it was especially discouraging after he'd pitched 14 scoreless innings over his previous two starts. He's allowed two runs or fewer in 10 of 13 outings this season, so the potential is there, and being selective with the matchups to utilize him in is probably the best approach going forward. The Nationals boast an elite lineup, after all. Foltynewicz will look to rebound in a home start against Miami this weekend.
Foltynewicz (3-5) fired seven scoreless innings Friday, scattering two hits and two walks while striking out 10, but had to settle for a no-decision in a 3-2 loss to the Reds. Cincinnati tied the game in the ninth inning off Atlanta closer Jim Johnson and then won it in the 10th, spoiling what was easily Foltynewicz's best start of the season. The 25-year-old has a 3.21 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 24:6 K:BB in 28 innings over his last five starts and will be in a good spot to keep his momentum going Wednesday at home against a Phillies squad that ranks 24th in wOBA against right-handed pitchers (.305).
Foltynewicz (3-5) gave up five runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out four over four innings in Saturday's 6-3 loss to the Giants. Two of the hits left the yard, an issue Foltynewicz has struggled with throughout his career. The 25-year-old's raw stuff remains tantalizing, but until he improves his command within the zone and shrinks his current 1.6 HR/9, his results are going to be erratic. Foltynewicz will next take the mound Friday in Cincinnati.