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June 12, 2021 03:40 PM
Rangers' Mike Foltynewicz: Hammered by Dodgers
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Foltynewicz (1-7) took the loss in Friday's 12-1 defeat at the hands of the Dodgers, allowing eight runs (seven earned) on eight hits and a walk with one strikeout in 2.2 innings.

Los Angeles jumped on Foltynewicz early with six runs in the first inning, and he was removed with two outs in the third after allowing two more runs. After this disastrous outing, Foltynewicz's ERA sits at 5.48, and a total of eight strikeouts in 24 innings over his last five starts is difficult to stomach for fantasy purposes.

June 4, 2021 12:44 AM
Rangers' Mike Foltynewicz: Tagged for five runs
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Foltynewicz (1-6) was charged with the loss against the Rockies on Thursday after allowing five runs on eight hits and no walks while striking out two across 3.2 innings.

The abbreviated start tied for the shortest of the year for Foltynewicz, who struggled at hitter-happy Coors Field despite making his 10th career appearance there. He gave up only one homer via a solo shot to Charlie Blackmon in the third, but the Rockies found other ways to get on the scoreboard. It's been a pretty average season overall for the right-hander (4.31 ERA, 1.29 WHIP), though lack of run support hasn't done him any favors. Foltynewicz is projected to take the mound again Wednesday against the Giants.

May 30, 2021 11:04 AM
Rangers' Mike Foltynewicz: Loses quality start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Foltynewicz (1-5) lost Saturday against Seattle in a 3-2 contest, allowing two runs on six hits and one walk with two strikeouts over seven innings.

Despite the loss, Foltynewicz pitched well in this one and was ultimately done in by a J.P. Crawford home run in the bottom of the seventh. He's pitched so-so this season with a 4.31 ERA, and his 1-5 record is more the result of a poor Texas team.

May 23, 2021 10:16 PM
Rangers' Mike Foltynewicz: Cruises in scoreless outing
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Foltynewicz allowed three hits and two walks over seven shutout innings in Sunday's win over Houston. He struck out two and did not factor in the decision.

Foltynewicz was dominant all afternoon, allowing just one runner to reach scoring position in his scoreless outing. It was his first shutout appearance of the season and he also tied his longest outing with seven innings pitched. The 29-year-old lowered his season ERA to 4.53 through 55.2 innings. Foltynewicz is projected to take the mound in Seattle next weekend.

May 19, 2021 01:36 AM
Rangers' Mike Foltynewicz: Saddled with fourth loss
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Foltynewicz (1-4) took the loss Tuesday as the Rangers fell 7-4 to the Yankees, giving up five runs on seven hits and a walk over 3.2 innings. He struck out one.

The right-hander tossed 49 of 76 pitches for strikes in his shortest outing of the season, as he failed to complete at least four innings for the first time. Foltynewicz will carry a 5.18 ERA and 40:13 K:BB through 48.2 innings into his next start.

May 14, 2021 02:12 AM
Rangers' Mike Foltynewicz: Battles through no-decision
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Foltynewicz did not factor into the decision during Thursday's loss to the Astros, allowing three runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out three across five innings.

Squaring off against the team that originally drafted him, Foltynewicz blanked the Astros over each of his innings except the second, when he served up all three of his runs following back-to-back singles to lead off the frame. Despite putting runners on in all five of his innings pitched, the right-hander was able to limit the damage while working his way out of multiple jams. In fact, Foltynewicz played with fire by allowing his first two baserunners on in the third and again in the fourth, but he managed to shut the Astros down both times. The 29-year-old has proven his depth so far this year as he has pitched at least five innings in all but one start. Foltynewicz is lined up to make his next start Tuesday against the Yankees.

May 8, 2021 01:24 AM
Rangers' Mike Foltynewicz: Coughs up four runs
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Foltynewicz allowed four runs on six hits and a walk over 6.2 innings in Friday's loss to Seattle. He struck out five batters and did not factor in the decision.

Foltynewicz allowed a pair of two-run homers to Dylan Moore and J.P. Crawford in the second and fourth innings. Shortly after he was removed in the seventh, Josh Sborz coughed up the game-winning run, so Foltynewicz avoided falling to 1-4. The 29-year-old owns a 4.50 ERA through 40 innings this season. Foltynewicz is projected to take the mound in Houston next week.

May 3, 2021 11:44 AM
Rangers' Mike Foltynewicz: Posts quality start
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Foltynewicz didn't factor into the decision Sunday against the Red Sox. He allowed two runs on seven hits and a walk while fanning five across six innings.

Foltynewicz allowed three or more runs in three of his first four outings of the season, but he seems to have turned things around of late and he's now allowed just two runs while posting a 9:1 K:BB across his last 12.1 innings of work. The right-hander will try to keep this strong run going in his upcoming scheduled start at home against the Mariners.

April 28, 2021 10:56 AM
Rangers' Mike Foltynewicz: Earns first win
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Foltynewicz (1-3) won Tuesday's 6-1 matchup with the Angels, allowing one run on eight hits with four strikeouts in 5.1 innings..

Facing Los Angeles in consecutive starts, Foltynewicz allowed baserunners nearly every inning but was able to escape each jam unscathed and earn his first win of the young season. The outing lowered his ERA to 4.61.

April 21, 2021 11:48 PM
Rangers' Mike Foltynewicz: Homer issues persist in QS
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Foltynewicz didn't factor into the decision in Wednesday's 7-4 win over the Angels, giving up three runs on seven hits -- including three solo homers -- over six innings. He struck out six without walking a batter.

The right-hander came through with his second quality start of the season, but Foltynewicz came up short of his first win as the Rangers offense didn't really get rolling until the eighth inning. His inability to keep the ball in the park remains a significant issue, and Folty has served up eight long balls in only 22 innings through four starts for a ghastly 3.3 HR/9. He'll carry an understandably bloated 5.32 ERA and 22:7 K:BB into a rematch with the Angels back in Arlington on Tuesday.

April 17, 2021 08:36 AM
Rangers' Mike Foltynewicz: Suffers third loss
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Foltynewicz (0-3) lost his third straight start, allowing five runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out six over five innings in a 5-2 loss to Baltimore.

Foltynewicz is still searching for his first win as a Ranger after giving up two home runs to the Orioles and not getting nearly enough support from a lineup that scratched out two hits and a walk while he was in the game. The right-hander has handed out five homers over 16 innings and has sandwiched two disappointing starts around a quality one thus far. Foltynewicz brings a 5.63 ERA into is next start Wednesday on the road against the Angels.

April 12, 2021 02:28 AM
Rangers' Mike Foltynewicz: Struck with tough-luck loss
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Foltynewicz (0-2) allowed one run on two hits and three walks over seven innings Sunday, striking out three and taking the loss against San Diego.

The only damage against Foltynewicz was a solo blast by Trent Grisham in the fourth inning but his offense couldn't get anything across the plate in the 2-0 loss. The 29-year-old threw 55 of 91 pitches for strikes and didn't allow another runner past second base in the contest. He'll carry a 4.09 ERA into Friday's home matchup with the Orioles.

April 5, 2021 10:48 PM
Rangers' Mike Foltynewicz: Hit with loss in first start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Foltynewicz (0-1) took the loss after surrendering four runs on four hits and three walks while striking out seven across four innings Monday against Toronto.

Foltynewicz gave up all four of his runs in the first two innings, three coming via the long ball. He did have the strikeout pitch working in this one, racking up seven punchouts, but it resulted in a high pitch count (95) and his removal after just four frames. Foltynewicz's next opportunity to toe the rubber is scheduled to arrive Sunday against the Padres.

March 31, 2021 06:28 AM
Rangers' Mike Foltynewicz: Gears up for regular season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Foltynewicz allowed six runs on six hits and two walks while striking out six over four innings in Tuesday's spring game against the Brewers.

Foltynewicz wasn't at his best during his final tuneup for the regular season. He's slated to pitch the fourth game, April 5, against Toronto. The right-hander allowed 12 runs (nine earned) on 15 hits and four walks while striking out 10 over eight Cactus League innings.

March 29, 2021 04:44 PM
Rangers' Mike Foltynewicz: Starting home opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Foltynewicz will start the fourth game of the season in the Rangers' home opener against the Blue Jays on April 5, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.

The Rangers will be going with just three true starters and two tandem arrangements, but Foltynewicz will be expected to handle a proper starter workload. He'll start the fourth game rather than the third presumably to break up those tandem setups.

March 19, 2021 08:12 AM
Rangers' Mike Foltynewicz: Lit up Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Foltynewicz allowed six runs (three earned) on nine hits and two walks while striking out three over two innings in Thursday's spring game against the Reds.

Foltynewicz had a spotless spring until the Reds put 11 men on base against him. After two scoreless innings in his Cactus League debut and 3.1 scoreless in a "B" game, this third outing is a troubling sign. Despite the poor outcome, the right-hander is expected to be Texas' No. 2 or No. 3 starter once the regular season begins.

March 14, 2021 10:20 AM
Rangers' Mike Foltynewicz: Deals in 'B' game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Foltynewicz did not allow a hit and struck out three over 3.1 scoreless innings in a "B" game against the Royals on Saturday, Kenndi Landry of reports.

Foltynewicz, who has made one Cactus League start and one "B" game start, hasn't allowed a hit or run over his two appearances. More good news from Saturday's outing was that his velocity held steady in the 94-95 MPH range. Texas manager Chris Woodward has not declared his starting rotation yet, but Foltynewicz is expected to be part of the top three.

March 9, 2021 01:40 PM
Rangers' Mike Foltynewicz: Perfect in debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Foltynewicz struck out one and did not allow a hit or walk over two perfect innings in Sunday's spring game against the Dodgers.

The two perfect innings were good news for Foltynewicz, who hadn't pitched in a game since the Braves designated him for assignment after a disappointing outing last July, but he was more pleased to see his velocity return. His fastball was a flat 90 mph during that previous start last July, but the right-hander was never below 94 on Sunday and touched 97, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports. It was a positive outcome for Foltynewicz, who is expected to be part of the Rangers' rotation in 2021.

February 24, 2021 08:48 AM
Rangers' Mike Foltynewicz: Could be on pitch count
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Texas manager Chris Woodward said it's possible that Foltynewicz is on a limited pitch count to start the season, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Woodward did not get into specifics as to why Foltynewicz would be on a pitch count, but he did say it was unlikely he'll throw 100 pitches in starts early on. The right-hander is competing for a job as the team's fifth starter.

February 6, 2021 11:04 AM
Rangers' Mike Foltynewicz: Signs with Rangers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Foltynewicz agreed to a one-year, $2 million major-league deal with the Rangers on Friday, Kiley McDaniel of ESPN reports.

Foltynewicz had an ERA of 2.85 ERA in 2018, but that stands as a clear outlier, as he managed no lower than a 4.31 mark in any of his other six big-league seasons. His struggles peaked last year, as he made just one very poor start while showing dramatically reduced velocity and looking underweight before being designated for assignment. He's evidently impressed the Rangers enough to earn a big-league deal and should be in the running for a rotation spot, though it's unlikely he'll be much more than a passable back-end option if he wins one.

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