Braves send struggling Mike Foltynewicz to Triple-A: ‘It’s just tough’

first_imgThe #Braves today recalled RHP Chad Sobotka from Triple-A Gwinnett after optioning RHP Mike Foltynewicz to @GoStripers following last night’s game.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) June 23, 2019In a corresponding move, the Braves have recalled right-hander Chad Sobotka from the Stripers. He will start for the team Sunday in their series finale against the [email protected]_Soroka28 takes the mound today in DC!#ChopOn— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) June 23, 2019“I thought he had turned the corner, but I’m seeing signs this year of him going right back to where he was two or three years ago,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said after the game, via “Nobody can take care of that other than him. He has to be the one who controls that.” Related News Foltynewicz has a 6.37 ERA through 11 starts and has allowed 16 home runs in 59 1/3 innings. He vented about his frustration Saturday night and how he isn’t stacking up to be what the Braves need. MLB wrap: Yankees tie franchise record by hitting home run in 25th straight game Nationals release Trevor Rosenthal after horrible outing against Braves MLB wrap: Dallas Keuchel pegged with loss in Braves debut The Braves may have come away with a 13-9 come-from-behind win against the Nationals Saturday night, but pitcher Mike Foltynewicz won’t be celebrating the victory.Atlanta sent the right-handed pitcher down to Triple-A Gwinnett after he allowed eight earned runs in four innings, giving the Nationals a big lead. “I’ve got a 7 ERA on a first-place team,” Foltynewicz said. “It’s just tough. I’m battling every night. It’s just tough. It’s just the person I am. I’m going to wear that stuff on my sleeve, especially when things aren’t going my way. It’s just tough. It’s all my fault, too.”Foltynewicz’s 2019 performance is a far cry from his 2018 All-Star season, where he had a 2.85 ERA and an eighth-place finish in Cy Young Award voting.Sean Newcomb likely will replace Foltynewicz in the rotation once he returns from the injured list soon after he was placed in concussion protocol. Bryse Wilson, who has been with the Stripers all season, likely will get a chance to earn a spot in the Braves’ starting rotation, as well.last_img

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