Is Folty on his last chance in Braves' rotation?

Another bad start could send Folty to Braves bullpen

The Midday Show w/ Andy & Randy
May 14, 2019 - 1:57 pm

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FOX Sports South Braves analyst Brian Jordan believes this could be one of the last chances Mike Foltynewicz will get to prove himself. 

"If Foltynewicz don't correct himself this game, I know (GM) Alex Anthopoulos and those guys are going to be scratching their heads saying 'hey, maybe it's time for a young guy,'" Jordan said.

"This is a big test for Foltynewicz. I don't want to put a lot of pressure on him but he just hasn't looked like the Foltynewicz we saw last year."

If Folty doesn't have a break-through performance, what happens next?

"I think he's a guy that could come out of the bullpen and throw 96, 97 and go at hitters," Jordan said.

"I don't think you send him back down for tune-ups. At the end of the day, he has good enough stuff to get outs. Right now, we need to keep that bullpen going the way it's going right now. If it means Foltynewicz not getting it done today and having to evaluate another young guy as a starter, why not?"