Foltynewicz has posted a 4.08 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 19:4 K:BB through 17.2 innings over three starts since his demotion to Triple-A Gwinnett.
While the WHIP is particularly alarming, there are some encouraging signs in Foltynewicz's performance -- his strikeout rate is back above 9.0, and he has yet to serve up a home run during this minor-league stint. Atlanta is still looking to solidify its rotation for the stretch run, whether internally or on the trade market, but the right-hander might still be a big part of the team's plans.
Foltynewicz was sent to Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
Foltynewicz appeared to break out last season, recording a 2.85 ERA on the back of a 27.2 percent strikeout rate. That strikeout rate has cratered to 19.2 percent this season, however, while his ERA has spiked all the way to 6.37 after he allowed eight runs in four innings Saturday against the Nationals. He'll have to sort things out in the minors for now. The Braves have yet to announce his replacement in the rotation.
Foltynewicz gave up eight runs over four innings Saturday night to the Nats, allowing eight hits and two walks. After the game the Braves announced their intention to demote him to Triple-A Gwinnett, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
The Braves haven't officially announced or confirmed the move, but it's been a disaster of a season for Foltynewicz. With this outing Saturday, his ERA skyrocketed to 6.37 over 59.1 innings.
Foltynewicz (2-5) gave up one run on four hits and five walks while striking out six through six innings, taking the win over the Phillies on Sunday.
Foltynewicz came away with a decent line despite a season high in free passes. The 27-year-old has actually lowered his walk numbers from a year ago, allowing a 2.9 BB/9, but that was not the case in this outing. He was still able to get his fourth quality start and lower his ERA to 5.53 through 10 appearances this season. Foltynewicz will look to limit the walks in his next start Saturday at Nationals Park.
Foltynewicz allowed four runs on five hits with five strikeouts and four walks across five innings during a no-decision against the Pirates on Tuesday.
The Braves tried to get Foltynewicz through five innings to give him a chance at the win, but he yielded the tying run in his final frame. The good news is Foltynewicz kept the ball in the park during this start, but he's still yielded 12 runs in his last 16 innings (6.75 ERA). Foltynewicz has struggled like this for most of the season. He remains 1-5 with a 6.02 ERA, .269 batting average against, 1.32 WHIP and 42 strikeouts in 49.1 innings this season. Foltynewicz is scheduled to face the Phillies next at home Sunday.
Foltynewicz (1-5) allowed three runs on six hits with five strikeouts and a walk across six innings while taking a loss against the Pirates on Thursday.
The 27-year-old allowed two homers in the second inning, which was enough to suffer another loss. Foltynewicz has yielded so many home runs this season, though, that his HR/9 actually dropped to 3.0 after this outing. Homers have hardly been the 27-year-old's only problem, as he's also posted a .270 batting average against. Behind both of those issues, Foltynewicz owns a 5.89 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 37 strikeouts in 44.1 innings this season. He will get another crack at the Pirates on Tuesday at home.
Foltynewicz (1-4) took the loss after giving up five runs on seven hits and striking out eight over five innings Friday against the Tigers.
Foltynewicz struggled to keep the ball in the park Friday night, as four of his five runs allowed came via the long ball. He surrendered a solo homer in the second inning, followed by another solo blast in the third and a two-run shot in the fifth along with an RBI single before all was said and done. Despite a rough outing, Foltynewicz has held opposing teams to two runs or fewer in two of his last three starts, so he appears to be figuring things out following a shaky start to the 2019 campaign.
Foltynewicz (1-3) picked up the win Friday, giving up an unearned run on five hits over six innings while striking out seven as Atlanta downed the Cardinals 5-2.
The right-hander is finally looking like the pitcher who emerged as the staff ace in 2018, throwing 63 of 89 pitches for strikes while delivering his second straight quality start. Folty's 5.67 ERA is still ugly, but his 24:8 K:BB through 33.1 innings is more encouraging. He'll look to keep rolling when he faces the Tigers at home next Friday.
Foltynewicz didn't factor into the decision against Milwaukee on Sunday, pitching six innings and giving up two runs on three hits while striking out three. He did not walk a batter.
This was easily Foltynewicz's best game of the season, as he had failed to earn a quality start in each of his previous four outings. He made it through six innings on an ultra-efficient 67 pitches and allowed only three baserunners, though two rounded the bases on solo home runs. Foltynewicz again struggled to strike batters out -- he now has only 17 K's in 27.1 innings this year -- but the strong outing is a positive step after a late start to the season due to elbow soreness. He'll face the Cardinals on the road in his next start Friday.
Manager Brian Snitker said Foltynewicz will make his next start Sunday against the Brewers, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
Kevin Gausman is expected to return from his five-game suspension and rejoin the rotation Saturday, giving Foltynewicz an extra day of rest before his next outing. Foltynewicz apparently worked on some mechanics during his side session Thursday in an effort to help with his early season struggles (8.02 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and 14:8 K:BB in four starts since returning from the injured list).
Foltynewicz (0-3) allowed eight runs on seven hits and three walks in 4.2 innings in Tuesday's 14-3 loss to the Cardinals. He struck out four batters.
Foltynewicz has now lost three straight starts, with Tuesday's outing being his worst of the year. The 27-year-old right-hander has an 8.02 ERA and 1.59 WHIP through four starts spanning 21.1 innings. He's allowed a whopping eight homers this season after serving up three long balls Tuesday. Foltynewicz will try to get back on track versus the Brewers on Saturday.
Foltynewicz (0-2) took the loss Wednesday. getting tagged for five runs on five hits and four walks over six innings while striking out two as Atlanta fell 9-4 to the Dodgers.
The right-hander was taken deep by Kiki Hernandez and Max Muncy, and Foltynewicz has now served up five homers in only 16.2 innings since coming off the IL. He's having trouble sustaining his velocity deep into games -- he topped out at 97 mph with his fastball early Wednesday, but in three starts is still only averaging 94.3 mph with the pitch, over two ticks slower than last year -- and Atlanta clearly rushed him back from his rehab assignment a little too soon. Folty will try to turn things around in his next outing Tuesday, at home against the Cards.
Foltynewicz (0-1) allowed six runs (two earned) on eight hits with three strikeouts and no walks across 4.2 innings in a loss to the Padres on Thursday.
The right-hander gave up another homer in this outing, making it three bombs against him in 10.2 innings. Other than that, he fell victim to poor defense, as four of the runs he allowed Thursday were unearned. His numbers, however, still reflect significant struggles. Foltynewicz is 0-1 with a 5.06 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, .318 batting average against and eight strikeouts in two starts this season. His next outing is scheduled against the Dodgers on the road Tuesday.
Foltynewicz didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 9-5 loss to the Rockies, allowing four runs on six hits and a walk and striking out five over six innings.
The right-hander looked pretty good in his first start since coming off the injured list. Solo homers by Nolan Arenado and Daniel Murphy accounted for the only damage off Foltynewicz through six innings, but after he gave up three consecutive hits to lead off the seventh he got the hook and had to watch the Atlanta bullpen blow the lead completely. He threw 78 pitches (52 strikes), and assuming he's effective again, Folty should get stretched out a bit more in his next outing Thursday, at home against the Padres.
Foltynewicz (elbow) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list ahead of his season debut in a start against the Rockies on Saturday.
Foltynewicz had been battling elbow soreness since late February. He was originally expected to return in mid-April but wound up needing a few more rehab starts. Bryse Wilson was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett in a corresponding move.
Foltynewicz (elbow) will be activated from the 10-day injured list and start Saturday's game against Colorado, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
After completing his final rehab start with Triple-A Durham on Sunday, Foltynewicz is ready for his first major-league outing of the 2019 campaign. He'll provide a boost for his team's starting rotation, although they've held their own through the first month of the season without him.
Foltynewicz (elbow) allowed six earned runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out two across 5.1 innings in a rehab start against Triple-A Durham on Sunday. He was sitting 93 mph with his fastball and had both his slider and curveball working, Kyle Glaser of Baseball America reports.
Foltynewicz's numbers weren't strong, but he was hit hard in the early going while he struggled to get the feel for his secondary pitches. However, his slider improved as the game went on and he threw a total of 89 pitches, both good signs for his return. Based on this outing, Foltynewicz could rejoin the rotation later this week.
Foltynewicz (elbow) is scheduled to make another minor-league start over the weekend, Gabe Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
It looked as though Foltynewicz's final rehab start would take place Monday, but the Braves have determined that he'll require one final outing to shake the rust off. Assuming his weekend start goes off without a hitch, Foltynewicz figures to be looking at a return later next week, likely during Atlanta's weekend series with Colorado.
Foltynewicz (elbow) will make one more rehab start Monday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
Foltynewicz's Tuesday start was interrupted in the middle of the third inning because of rain, but the righty was able to complete the full pitch load in the bullpen during the delay without feeling discomfort in his elbow. Manager Brian Snitker wants Foltynewicz to throw close to 90 pitches uninterrupted before being activated. He lines up to return to the rotation April 20 in Cleveland.
Foltynewicz (elbow) gave up two runs on four hits and a walk over 3.2 innings while striking out five for Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday, throwing 61 pitches (43 strikes), Manny Randhawa of MLB.com reports.
A rain delay interrupted the rehab outing, and Foltynewicz threw another dozen pitches in the bullpen during the delay to reach the pitch count the Braves were targeting for him. "He felt good, that's the big thing," manager Brian Snitker said. "We'll see how he feels [Wednesday], and reevaluate then. ... Until he comes in the next day, and nothing developed or he feels OK, then we kind of get a better read on where they're at and make sure everything is OK." Snitker fell short of saying the right-hander's next start would come in the majors, but if Foltynewicz checks out Wednesday, his activation from the IL seems imminent.
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