“I think I might have just excited I got him 0-2 and I tried to blow by him and tried to make the slider even more nasty than it is,” Foltynewicz said. ” I just kind of get a little amped up sometimes. That run was pushed across on a wild pitch, if we don’t do that the game might have had a different outcome. But I have to keep being aggressive. I can’t let that stuff scare me.”
That was the only run allowed in 5 2/3 innings by Foltynewicz. Gordon Beckham’s pinch-hit, two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth assured Foltynewicz wouldn’t take the loss but the Brewers won on Jonathan Villa’s go-ahead RBI single in the 14th inning.
Foltynewicz allowed just four hits and struck out seven with four walks. In his previous start Foltynewicz allowed five runs over three innings at the Pirates.
“It was a good day today,” he said. “My body felt good, my arm felt good the whole day. I went out there and put it in my mind to be aggressive. The defense saved me tonight. Other than the strikeouts, the ball was play and they weren’t easy outs. It was a good game but we came out on the wrong end.”