Foltynewicz (4-4) got the win in Minnesota on Wednesday despite giving up seven runs (six earned) on a dozen hits in 5.1 innings.
This is about as bad a win as you can get; Folty raised his ERA by more than half a run in what could certainly be characterized as his worst start of the year, but the Braves gave him just enough support to leave with the lead. The 24-year-old fireballer remains a work in progress -- his strikeout rate remains solid and his control has mostly been excellent, but his tendency to give up homers has been his ruination. Foltynewicz has now given up 13 long balls in 12 starts.
Foltynewicz (3-4) suffered a loss Thursday in Colorado after allowing three runs on four hits and five walks in 5.2 innings. He struck out five.
Honestly, this could have been a worse Coors Field start, as the young righty put a lot of men on base and threw 112 pitches without finishing six frames, but Foltynewicz was able to limit the damage. His consecutive starts against the Rockies have to be considered a success on the whole, and he can point to that 10-strikeout game against the White Sox before the All-Star break, but inconsistency has dogged the 24-year-old throughout the season and seems likely to continue doing so the rest of the way.
Foltynewicz (3-3) allowed three runs on four hits and two walks while striking out five over seven innings, but received no decision Saturday against the Rockies.
Foltynewicz was pitching a shutout through six frames, but he blew his entire three run lead in his last inning of work. He's now put together two straight quality starts, and his ERA is at 3.70 on the season. He'll make his next start Thursday at the Rockies.
Foltynewicz was a strike-throwing machine Sunday, as he was in the zone at an impressive 73-percent clip and induced 17 swinging strikes. The performance came on the heels of a rough patch in which he had allowed seven runs over his last 8.2 innings, so this game will do much in the way of generating some positive momentum for Foltynewicz, who will head into the second half of the season with a 3.67 ERA.
Making his second start since returning from the 15-day DL (bone spurs in elbow), Foltynewicz gave up four home runs for the second time in his three-year career. The 24-year-old's ERA ballooned more than a half-point to 4.29 with Tuesday's clubbing. If there was anything encouraging about the outing, it was that Foltynewicz managed 87 pitches without any apparent setbacks.
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