Mike Foltynewicz wanted another chance.
He’s got it.
The Braves will turn back to Foltynewicz as their starter for Game 4 of the National League Division Series against the Dodgers on Monday. It's another elimination game for the Braves after they survived Game 3 with a 6-5 win Sunday and now trail the best-of-five series, 2-1.
Foltynewicz started Game 1 of the series in Los Angeles. He lasted just two innings and 50 pitches before being lifted as the Braves quickly trailed a game they would lose 6-0.
“He's good,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said after Game 3. “That's just a workout. … Quite honestly, I'd rather start him than have him coming in behind somebody. So he's raring to go and itching to get the ball, and it's still elimination. So we're going to try and go with the best we got.”
The Dodgers will counter with Rich Hill, who has yet to pitch in the series
“He could learn a lot from his first outing (in the series),” outfielder Ender Inciarte said of Foltynewicz. “I know tomorrow we’re going to see the best Folty we’ve seen all year. He’s got that type of blood and he’s going to bring it tomorrow. I’m trusting him 100 percent.”