Foltynewicz went 6 innings and allowed the run; only 4 hits allowed, but 5 walks contributed greatly to his 100 pitch total. Josh Tomlin and Huascar Ynoa finished up uneventfully. Ynoa’s Major League debut marked the 24th pitcher the Braves have used this season, not counting Charlie Culberson.
The Braves take the series 2 games to 1, and have won 9 of the last 10 to open up a 2.5 game lead over the Phillies. The Great Pumpkin is on the way in the form of Dallas Keuchel, despite the skepticism of some, and it’s only appropriate as Philadelphia leaves town to recognize the signing as a crack in the Liberty hell. It’ll only take, oh, about 2 straight losses to start back the drums of doom, but today was a good day.
The Mets come to town Monday at 7:20; Mike Soroka vs. Zach Wheeler scheduled. Exhale.