Friday, June 25, 2010

Foltynewicz will pitch in Greeneville all season

Bob Sutton's Appalachian League notebook features Astros 19th overall pick Mike Foltynewicz, who better get used to eastern Tennessee.

Foltynewicz:
"I'm just going to get my feet on the ground the whole season. This is real comforting knowing what I need to do."

Manager Ed Romero:
"We're going to go slowly with him and build him up."

No kidding. Sutton says he'll make his debut Saturday night, throwing 25 pitches, and moving up from there. He should be ready for his first 100-pitch game in June 2041.

2 comments:

Joe said...

How many wins is he getting the Astros in Greeneville? Zero, so I like the pitch count idea. Funny how "they can't all be like Nolan Ryan" is a new adage in baseball.

Larry McCoy said...

Mike Foltynewicz looked sharp in his debut for Greeneville tonight. He was on a strict 25 pitch count which he did confirm to me before the game.

1IP with one baserunner picked off first, one groundout and one flyout. He faced the minimum 3 batters with the single allowed erased by a nice looking pickoff.

No Vincent Velasquez sightings yet but an usher said he was in town.

The Greeneville Astros improved to 4-1 with the win tonight and look to sweep the Cardinals tomorrow night.