Braves pitcher Mike Foltynewicz began the 2019 season on the injured list.
Photo: Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com
Photo: Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

Foltynewicz allows six runs off seven hits in fourth rehab start

Making his fourth rehab start, Mike Foltynewicz yielded six runs on seven hits in Gwinnett’s win Sunday at Durham, N.C.

The Bulls scored six runs over the first two innings off Foltynewicz, who threw 89 pitches (59 strikes) over 5-1/3 innings. He walked two and struck out two in a no-decision.

The Stripers responded late, scoring three runs in the top of the seventh inning, as they held on to defeat the Bulls, 7-6.

Gwinnett’s offense got help with two-run home runs from both Alex Jackson and Adam Duvall to shrink the lead to 6-4 in four innings. In the seventh, Gwinnett pulled ahead, 7-6, as Jack Lopez ripped an RBI single, Andres Blanco laced a game-tying RBI double, and a throwing error from right fielder Jake Smolinski allowed Lopez to score the go-ahead run. 

Jackson and Duvall each went 1-for-4 with a homer and two RBIs. Ryan LaMarre went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored.

The Stripers (8-9) avoided the three-game sweep and snapped a five-game losing streak with the win.

Foltynewicz missed most of spring and the start of the season because of elbow soreness. He is expected to rejoin Atlanta’s rotation this week. 

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