Foltynewicz and Povse pitch well Tuesday

Mike Foltynewicz got his second start Tuesday for Gwinnett.

The Braves are really watching right-hander Mike Foltynewicz closely. Many believe he might be an option for Atlanta in the second part of the season.

Foltynewicz made his second start of the season Tuesday for Gwinnett. He allowed one run on five hits in 4.2 innings, with four walks and five strikeouts. Foltynewicz did not figure into the decision.

Foltynewicz has now allowed two runs in 8.2 innings this season in his two starts, with six walks and 12 strikeouts. The walks are going to be a concern, but the Braves have to be fairly happy with Folty's early work in a Braves uniform.

Another solid pitching performance was turned in Tuesday by Rome starting pitcher Max Povse, who pitched five scoreless innings as the Braves beat Savannah. Povse allowed just two hits, walked one and struck out two in getting his first win of the season. Povse now has allowed six hits in his 10 innings of work, wit three walks and nine strikeouts.

Povse was a third round pick last year out of UNC Greensboro.

Wednesday we will see Manny Banuelos (0-0, 2.45) pitch for Gwinnett, Jason Hursh (0-1, 6.00) go for Mississippi, Yean Carlos Gil (0-1, 3.86) pitches for Carolina and Brandon Barker (0-1, 9.82) will make his second start for Rome.

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