Sunday, August 28, 2016

Foltynewicz? Really?

One of the toughest parts of being a Giants fan is losing to someone like Mike Foltynewicz. What the hell? One Measley run?

He's  got a -0.9 WAR over 3 years and an 11-12 record. Yet the Giants made him look like the second coming of Sandy Koufax. It would not bother me in the slightest if the club fired "hitting" coach Hensley Meulens now.

Here's the disgusting story -

SAN FRANCISCO -- Matt Kemp launched a three-run home run deep over the center-field fence and Mike Foltynewicz continued his mastery of the Giants this year as the Braves halted San Francisco's brief winning streak with a 3-1 victory Saturday.
"It always feels good to put your team up, especially coming in here," Kemp said. "It's good to quiet the crowd a little bit. They get riled up when they're up. But if you can get on the board and get them down, they'll back off you a little bit. Folty pitched an excellent game. We gave as many runs as he needed and he did his thing."

Foltynewicz allowed just one run in six innings against the Giants in May, and the right-hander reenacted that performance at AT&T Park. Foltynewicz surrendered five hits and made only one costly mistake. Brandon Crawford made him pay for that miscue, lining a solo home run over the left-field fence in the second. But Foltynewicz faced little pressure from the majority of the Giants' lineup while pitching 7 2/3 formidable innings.
"That's a tough matchup for anybody, as well as he threw tonight," said Giants manager Bruce Bochy. "He was tough on us in Atlanta, too. He's got great stuff when he's on. He's tough."


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