ATLANTA — Some thing will have to give when Miami’s Jose Urena and Atlanta’s Mike Foltynewicz satisfy on Friday.
Urena (12-6, 3.71 Era) has feasted towards the Braves this time and Foltynewicz (10-11, 4.75) has dominated the Marlins. A streak is possible to conclusion when they oppose every other in the next sport of a 4-sport series at SunTrust Park.
Atlanta won the initially sport on Thursday, scoring two situations in the ninth for a 6-5 earn. It was the fifth straight reduction for the Marlins, who have dropped 10 of their very last 11.
Urena has been a single of Miami’s most reliable starters all time. He went 3-1 with a 3.91 Era in August and has won a few video games in every of the very last a few months. He did not receive a conclusion in his start on Sept. 3, inspite of allowing only a single operate about 7 innings towards the Phillies.
Urena is an unworldly 8-1 with a 4.36 Era in 11 road begins this time.
Some of his ideal accomplishment has arrive towards Atlanta. In a few begins towards the Braves this time, Urena is 1-1 with a 2.50 Era. He beat the Braves on Aug. 6 in Atlanta, allowing a single operate on a few hits in six innings.
Urena is 1-3 with a 4.58 Era in 8 profession appearances, five begins, towards the Braves.
The Atlanta gamers who have had the most accomplishment towards Urena this time are Ender Inciarte (3-for-9) and Matt Kemp (3-for-5). Freddie Freeman, Atlanta’s main hitter, is -for-4 towards Urena. Tyler Bouquets has the only Atlanta property operate off Urena this time, but he’s on the disabled list.
“(The Phillies) strike a few of line drives, but there is almost nothing you can do about it. I created a small adjustment,” Urena mentioned soon after his very last start. “They tried using to make adjustments and we acquired small ground balls, pop-ups.”
Foltynewicz will be seeking to cease a five-sport getting rid of streak that has noticed his Era go from 3.94 to 4.75.
He’s coming off a sound start towards the Chicago Cubs he allowed two runs about 6 1/3 innings but continue to took the reduction. His Era about the very last two begins is 2.38, an indicator that he has created the adjustments desired to get back his previously form.
“I feel he was back again to wherever he was right before these number of outings that acquired absent from him,” Atlanta manager Brian Snitker mentioned. “I imagined he hung in there, kept competing and kept obtaining back again in the strike zone.”
This time towards the Marlins, the right-hander is 2- with a 2.66 Era in a few begins. His very last start towards the Marlins arrived on Aug. 5 in Atlanta and he allowed a single operate in 6 1/3 innings, with a profession-ideal 11 strikeouts. That turned out to be his very last victory.
Foltynewicz’s accomplishment towards the Marlins is relatively astonishing provided his struggles towards some of their far better gamers. Justin Bour (.571, a single homer), Christian Yellich (.600) and Dee Gordon (.333) have had accomplishment, even though Marcell Ozuna (.111) and Giancarlo Stanton (.200) have not strike notably properly, but every has a property operate this time towards Foltynewicz.
In six profession begins towards Miami, Foltynewicz is 3- with a 4.13 Era.
The Marlins are predicted to get Bour back again very before long, maybe as early as Friday. He has been on the disabled list with a right indirect strain considering the fact that July 25.