Foltynewicz (11-10) allowed six runs on five hits and four walks across 4.2 innings Monday to take the loss against the Cardinals. He struck out two. Foltynewicz got off to a rough start, allowing three runs on four walks, one hit and one hit batsman in the first inning. He escaped the frame but was later bitten by the long ball in the form of a solo home run from Kolten Wong and a two-run shot from Paul DeJong. It was one of the roughest starts of the season for Foltynewicz, who tied his season high for earned runs allowed as well as his second-highest walk total. He still owns a shiny 2.90 ERA on the season and will look to bounce back this weekend against the Phillies.
Foltynewicz (11-9) got the win Tuesday, pitching a complete game with seven strikeouts while allowing one run on six hits and a walk against the Giants. Foltynewicz came within one out of a complete-game shutout, but after retiring the first two batters in the ninth inning, he allowed a pair of hits and a run for the only blemish in what was otherwise a terrific outing. The 26-year-old is one of only seven pitchers with multiple complete games this season and he now ranks fourth in the National League with a 2.66 ERA. He'll look to keep rolling with a home start next week against the Cardinals.
Foltynewicz allowed one run on two hits and two walks while striking out five across six innings Wednesday against the Red Sox. He didn't factor into the decision. It was a nice bounce-back effort from Foltynewicz, who was tagged for five runs (four earned) his last time out. The right-hander kept the potent Red Sox offense in check throughout this one, allowing just one baserunner to reach third base (eventually scoring on a groundout). While he deserved to earn the win, exiting with a 7-1 lead prior to the seventh inning, an implosion from Atlanta's bullpen left him with a no-decision. Foltynewicz now owns an impressive 2.75 ERA and 1.12 WHIP with 179 strikeouts in 157 innings (27 starts) this season. Next up will be a road start against the Giants.
Foltynewicz (10-9) pitched six innings and took the loss Thursday, allowing five runs (four earned) on six hits and two walks in the 5-4 loss to the Cubs. He gave up a home run and struck out five batters. In his five previous starts Foltynewicz cruised through 32.2 innings with a 1.38 ERA and a 3-1 record. Needless to say, Thursday's outing was a disappointment for the All-Star righty. He was actually in line for a victory before coughing up a two-run, pinch-hit blast to Tommy La Stella in the sixth inning. Foltynewicz will carry his 2.80 ERA into Tuesday's home showdown against Boston.
Foltynewicz (10-8) took the loss Friday as the Braves fell 1-0 to the Marlins, allowing one run on two hits and two walks over six innings while striking out eight. The right-hander has been dominant this month, delivering his fourth quality start in five August outings -- and just missing a fifth by a single out -- while compiling a 1.38 ERA and 36:8 K:BB in 32.2 innings. He'll look to keep things rolling Thursday at home against the Cubs.