Foltynewicz inspired by unsteady appearance
♦ Since six-run inning, Braves starter has only allowed six runs total
In baseball and life, the truest tests are presented in how one handles adversity.
Atlanta Braves pitcher Mike Foltynewicz was challenged May 4.
a three-game series against the San Francisco Giants as Foltynewicz struggled with command, giving up six runs in the second inning.
“I’m just disappointed in myself,” Foltynewicz said after the game. “It was a big game
and a great crowd. We were on a roll. That one inning could have given up just four in that inning and it would have been a great ballgame.”
Ronald Acuna Jr., and the Braves had come in off a A large crowd was on hand and booed Foltynewicz as he languished through the second inning.
As rough as the outing was, it did provide a glimmer of hope.
Foltynewicz was able to so, showed himself and the Braves a step of growth.
stay out there and battle,” manager Brian Snitker said. “You’re going to have games like that. You’re going to have innings like that. He’s been one inning of the season. He’ll bounce back and be
That was Foltynewicz’s seventh start of the season, and the fourth in which he completed five or fewer innings.
learning experience. You learn every game, but you don’t want to learn in this fashion in front of this crowd and in this great environment. This is a tough one for me.”
The 26-year-old Foltynewicz entered the season coming off a dramatic high and low within 24 hours of one another. A day after losing in salary arbitration, son, Michael.
After allowing a six-run second inning to the Giants on May 4, Mike Foltynewicz has only allowed six runs total in six outings since.