Folty was lifted due to his pitch count getting a little high, but he was in good control of the game. In the third inning, Foltynewicz got himself into some trouble, as he allowed back-to-back singles to start the inning. Then after a double scored the go-ahead run for Durham, Folty calmed down and struck out the side. There was a walk in-between the second and third strikeouts, which loaded the bases, but Foltynewicz got out of the jam.
In his last inning, Foltynewicz struck out two of the three hitters he faced. But at 93 pitches, manager Brian Snitker likely did the right thing by letting that be the end of Folty's day.
Foltynewicz has now allowed five earned runs on 17 hits in 21.2 innings in his four starts, with 10 walks and an International League-leading 30 strikeouts. His ERA is now at 2.08.
With Trevor Cahill having another difficult day for the Braves on Sunday, you have to wonder if Foltynewicz could be considered for the Atlanta rotation. They would likely prefer to give Foltynewicz a little more time to develop, but he might be proving he is ready for Atlanta with his solid work so far.
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