Foltynewicz looked better in his second career postseason start Monday against the Dodgers. He went four innings and gave up a run on two hits and four walks while striking out five in the no-decision. This a vast improvement from Wednesday, when he lasted only two innings and allowed four runs. Unfortunately, it was not enough to help the Braves stave off elimination, but Foltynewicz will likely enter the 2019 season as the ace of the staff.
Foltynewicz will start Game 4 of the NLDS against the Dodgers on Monday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports. Foltynewicz took the loss in Game 1, lasting two innings and surrendering four runs on three hits and three walks while fanning five. He's slated to go up against Rich Hill in a must-win ballgame for Atlanta.
Foltynewicz will start Game 1 of the NLDS against the Dodgers on Thursday, 680 The Fan reports. The right-hander will head to the mound after pitching Friday's game against the Phillies, so he will be working on a little extra rest. Foltynewicz is set to go up against Hyun-Jin Ryu, who was confirmed as the Dodgers' starter for the series opener in Los Angeles. On the year, Foltynewicz has logged a 2.85 ERA and 1.08 WHIP with a 9.9 K/9 across 31 starts.
Foltynewicz (13-10) picked up a win against the Phillies on Friday. He went five innings and allowed one run on only one hit while striking out nine. Foltynewicz capped his breakout season by striking out nine Phillies, breaking the 200 strikeout plateau for the first time at 202. His 2.85 ERA and 1.08 WHIP are a large reason for the success of the Braves and he will likely enter next season as the ace of the staff.
Foltynewicz (12-10) allowed two runs on two hits and three walks while striking out five to pick up the win over the Phillies on Saturday as the Braves clinched the National League East title. The 26-year-old has given up more than two runs only twice in his last 10 starts. Foltynewicz shut out the Phillies through the first seven innings, but he put two runners on base on the eighth who scored after he departed. He has a 2.88 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP this season, and he currently lines up to face the Mets on the road Thursday in his final regular-season start.