The Padres are very bad. The Braves just completed their third sweep of the waning season, and they did it by scoring 24 runs. Mike Foltynewicz was really good through the first five innings, allowing just one run and recording three strikeouts and no walks in just 70 pitches. Then he gave up a two-run homer in the sixth. Still, it was a quality start, his tenth in 19 starts, and combined with his last outing, Folty is starting to look a bit like the frontline starter he resembled in the middle of the summer. We could use that.
Freddie Freeman went 1-3 with two walks, two runs, and three RBI including a two-run homer. He’s now got the fifth-highest slugging percentage in the National League. (Actually, he’s behind Trevor Story, but Story played only 97 games and is out for the rest of the year.)