|TORONTO ( GAVIGLIO )|
ATLANTA ( FOLTYNEWICZ )
|927||TORONTO||+145||Ov 9,+100||+135||Ov 9,+100|
|928||ATLANTA||-155||Un 9,-120||-145||Un 9,-120|
|vs Right-handed Starters||31-27||+4.5||28-26||4.7||0.240||0.308||0.412||0.720||4.8||0.258||0.326||0.422||0.748|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-1.4||2-5||4.4||0.228||0.290||0.398||0.688||4.1||0.237||0.322||0.379||0.701|
|vs Right-handed Starters||36-27||+11||29-30||4.8||0.257||0.321||0.403||0.725||3.8||0.219||0.303||0.353||0.657|
|Past 7 Games||1-6||-5.4||4-3||3.3||0.246||0.318||0.360||0.678||6.1||0.231||0.323||0.457||0.780|
|6/27/2018||ESTRADA(R)||@ HOUSTON||KEUCHEL(L)||6-7||L||182||8 ov||O||10||6||1||11||6||1|
|7/3/2018||ESTRADA(R)||NY METS||WHEELER(R)||8-6||W||-125||9 ov||O||7||5||0||8||7||1|
|7/4/2018||STROMAN(R)||NY METS||OSWALT(R)||3-6||L||-160||9.5 un||U||9||7||0||10||5||0|
|7/6/2018||GAVIGLIO(R)||NY YANKEES||GRAY(R)||6-2||W||+140||9.5 un||U||11||9||1||5||9||1|
|7/7/2018||HAPP(L)||NY YANKEES||SEVERINO(R)||5-8||L||+190||7.5 un||O||9||5||0||9||11||0|
|7/8/2018||BORUCKI(L)||NY YANKEES||GERMAN(R)||1-2||L||+145||9 ov||U||6||7||0||9||7||1|
|7/10/2018||STROMAN(R)||@ ATLANTA||TEHERAN(R)||6-2||W||125||8.5 ov||U||8||7||0||8||7||3|
|7/11/2018||GAVIGLIO(R)||@ ATLANTA||FOLTYNEWICZ(R)|| |
|7/12/2018||ESTRADA(R)||@ BOSTON||PRICE(L)|| |
|7/13/2018||HAPP(L)||@ BOSTON||PORCELLO(R)|| |
|7/14/2018|| ||@ BOSTON||RODRIGUEZ(L)|| |
|7/15/2018||STROMAN(R)||@ BOSTON||VELAZQUEZ(R)|| |
|6/29/2018||TEHERAN(R)||@ ST LOUIS||MIKOLAS(R)||5-1||W||125||8.5 un||U||10||11||0||4||7||3|
|6/30/2018||FRIED(L)||@ ST LOUIS||WEAVER(R)||11-4||W||125||8.5 ov||O||15||6||1||9||6||1|
|7/1/2018||FOLTYNEWICZ(R)||@ ST LOUIS||GANT(R)||6-5||W||-115||8.5 ov||O||6||4||0||7||5||0|
|7/2/2018||SANCHEZ(R)||@ NY YANKEES||LOAISIGA(R)||5-3||W||180||9.5 un||U||9||6||1||10||12||1|
|7/3/2018||NEWCOMB(L)||@ NY YANKEES||GERMAN(R)||5-8||L||140||9 ev||O||11||9||0||8||8||0|
|7/4/2018||TEHERAN(R)||@ NY YANKEES||SABATHIA(L)||2-6||L||187||9.5 ov||U||9||11||0||7||4||0|
|7/5/2018||FRIED(L)||@ MILWAUKEE||CHACIN(R)||2-7||L||100||8.5 ev||O||3||3||1||7||2||0|
|7/6/2018||FOLTYNEWICZ(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||PERALTA(R)||4-5||L||115||7.5 ov||O||9||5||0||7||3||2|
|7/7/2018||SANCHEZ(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||WILKERSON(R)||5-1||W||-105||9.5 un||U||8||8||0||4||5||0|
|7/8/2018||NEWCOMB(L)||@ MILWAUKEE||GUERRA(R)||3-10||L||115||8.5 ov||O||10||10||0||10||9||3|
|TORONTO: 2017: 76-86, fourth place.
MANAGER: John Gibbons (sixth season of second stint, 11th overall with Blue Jays).
ADDITIONS: LHP Jaime Garcia, OF Randal Grichuk, OF Curtis Granderson, RHP Seung-hwan Oh, INF Yangervis Solarte, INF Aledmys Diaz, RHP John Axford, RHP Tyler Clippard, INF Danny Espinosa, RHP Taylor Guerrieri, INF Gift Ngoepe, LHP Sam Moll, RHP Sam Gaviglio.
SUBTRACTIONS: OF Jose Bautista, OF Ezequiel Carrera, RHP Dominic Leone, LHP Brett Anderson, INF Darwin Barney, RHP Leonel Campos, OF Darrell Ceciliani, RHP Taylor Cole, INF Ryan Goins, C Raffy Lopez, RHP Tom Koehler, RHP Dominic Leone, C Miguel Montero, INF Rob Refsnyder, OF Michael Saunders, RHP Bo Schultz, RHP Cesar Valdez.
OUTLOOK: The powerful Yankees and reigning division champion Red Sox are considered playoff favorites in the AL East, so the expectation is the Blue Jays will be left to compete for the second wild card. If Donaldson and Smoak help the offense rebound from last season's injury-induced stumble, when Toronto scored an AL-low 693 runs, and the starting pitching stays strong and healthy, the Blue Jays might be able to mount a playoff push. Health concerns remain plentiful, however. Besides Tulowitzki's troublesome heel, Travis will need scheduled downtime to rest his surgically repaired right knee. Stroman was slowed by a sore shoulder in spring training, and Sanchez will be closely monitored after making just eight starts last year because of blister issues.
|ATLANTA: 2017 72-90, third place
MANAGER Brian Snitker (third season)
ADDITIONS: RHP Brandon McCarthy, RHP Anibal Sanchez, LHP Scott Kazmir, INF Charlie Culberson, OF Preston Tucker, OF Ronald Acuna, 3B Austin Riley, OF Jeff Decker, 2B Christian Colon, RHP Shane Carle
SUBTRACTIONS: OF Matt Kemp, RHP R.A. Dickey, 3B Adonis Garcia, 1B Matt Adams, INF Jace Peterson, RHP Jason Motte
OUTLOOK: Teheran, Foltynewicz and Newcomb have provided reasons this spring to believe they can improve their 2017 numbers. For a change, the spring spotlight was on a position player; Acuna was hitting .432 with 4 home runs, 11 RBI and 4 steals when he was sent to minor league camp. The move involving the 20-year-old top prospect was expected. It was made to maintain an extra full season of contractual control down the road, but Acuna likely will be recalled in April and immediately start in left field. He could provide a needed power bat to help Freeman in the middle of the lineup. The Braves likely are still at least a year away from contending in the NL East, but improved starting pitching could push them closer to .500 this year.
|Blue Jays go for sweep of Braves|
ATLANTA -- One of Mike Foltynewicz's better starts this season came in an interleague matchup and the Atlanta Braves right-hander gets another shot at the American League on Wednesday night.
Foltynewicz, picked for his first All-Star Game, will face the Toronto Blue Jays in the finale of a two-game series at SunTrust Park nearly two months after a 7-1 victory over the Red Sox in Boston on May 17.
The 27-year-old former Houston Astros first-round draft choice allowed just three hits over seven scoreless innings against the Red Sox while striking out seven and walking three.
Foltynewicz (6-5) is fourth in the National League among qualified starters with a 2.37 ERA and has struck out 114 in 95 innings.
"It's taken the steps that we had hoped he would," Braves manager Brian Snitker said. "He had a period last year where he got on a good roll and then fell off a little bit. This year since spring training, it's been from the get-go."
Right-hander Sam Gaviglio (2-2, 3.81 ERA) will get the start for Toronto opposite Foltynewicz as the Blue Jays (42-48) go for a sweep after winning 6-2 on Tuesday night to knock the Braves (50-40) out of a tie for first place with Philadelphia in the National League East.
Foltynewicz hasn't faced Toronto this season and is 1-0 with a 4.05 ERA in one start and one relief appearance against the Blue Jays in his career. He is 6-3 with a 4.14 ERA in 12 career interleague games.
Foltynewicz has made three starts since a stint on the disabled list and has pitched just a combined 16 innings while allowing eight hits and six runs. He has struck out 20 and walked seven in the three outings.
Foltynewicz will join first baseman Freddie Freeman, right fielder Nick Markakis and second baseman Ozzie Albies in Washington next week for the All-Star game.
Snitker informed the players prior to Sunday's game in Milwaukee.
"My name was the last one to be called off," Foltynewicz, who lost to the Brewers on Friday. "Especially how I ended the last game, you just never know, but my heart was in my stomach and throat at the same time."
Snitker had mentioned the possibility of giving Foltynewicz an extra day of rest thanks to Monday's day off, but that would have pushed three other starters back prior to the All-Star break because of another off day on Thursday.
"He's right on time and that'll give the rest of our guys their start before the break," Snitker said.
Gaviglio was acquired from Kansas City during spring training and has made nine starts for the Blue Jays after beginning the season with Triple-A Buffalo.
The 27-year-old former Seattle draft choice lasted just 4 1/3 innings against the New York Yankees in his most recent outing on Friday, but he has three quality starts.
Gaviglio made 13 starts and pitched in 16 games last season as a rookie with Seattle and Kansas City, going 4-5 with a 4.36 ERA.
Gaviglio has never faced the Braves, but he is 2-1 with a 4.91 ERA in four interleague starts and one relief appearance.
|Last Updated: 8/15/2018 9:07:28 PM EST|