Mike Foltynewicz

Giants vs. Braves lineups: Tyler Beede starts final road series of 2019


Giants vs. Braves lineups: Tyler Beede starts final road series of 2019

With the Giants' 2019 season in existence for just 10 more days, San Francisco kicks off its final road series of the season Friday night against the NL-East leading Atlanta Braves.

Starting for the Giants is former first-round pick Tyler Beede, who is coming off back-to-back wins over the Dodgers and Marlins. It will be Beede’s first career start against the Braves.

Taking the hill for Atlanta is Mike Foltynewicz, who owns a 3-3 record with a 4.47 ERA in seven starts against the Giants in his career.

Coverage begins at 3:00 PT with Giants Pregame Live on NBC Sports Bay Area and streaming in the MyTeams App.

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Here are the lineups for Giants-Braves:

San Francisco Giants (74-79)
RF Mike Yastrzemski
1B Brandon Belt
3B Evan Longoria
C Stephen Vogt
CF Kevin Pillar
LF Alex Dickerson
SS Brandon Crawford
2B Mauricio Dubon
RHP Tyler Beede (5-9, 5.02 ERA)

Atlanta Braves (94-60)
CF Ronald Acuna Jr.
2B Ozzie Albies
1B Freddie Freeman
3B Josh Donaldson
LF Nick Markakis
RF Matt Joyce
C Brian McCann
SS Dansby Swanson
RHP Mike Foltynewicz (7-5, 4.80 ERA)

A's dodge no-hitter in ninth inning, but fall to Braves

A's dodge no-hitter in ninth inning, but fall to Braves


OAKLAND — Many A’s fans likely hadn’t heard of Mike Foltynewicz before Friday, and those who knew his name probably couldn’t pronounce it.

The Braves right-hander thrust himself into the national baseball spotlight, coming within three outs after throwing the first no-hitter at the A’s in 26 years.

Matt Olson homered on a 3-2 pitch to lead off the bottom of the ninth and spoil the no-hit bid, though Oakland couldn’t avoid a 3-1 loss to Atlanta at the Coliseum.

Thus, the major leagues’ longest streak of a team not being no-hit remains intact.

The last time the A’s were held hitless came way back on July 13, 1991, a combined no-no at the Coliseum by the Baltimore Orioles’ Bob Milacki, Mike Flanagan, Mark Williamson and Gregg Olson.

Foltynewicz — it’s pronounced Fol-ten-eh-vich — had never even thrown a complete game in his three-plus big league career before Friday. But the 25-year-old took an otherwise nondescript interleague game between two sub-.500 teams and injected a shot of drama into it.

Just four Athletics reached base, all via walks, leading up to the ninth. Scattered applause came from the crowd of 19,286 as Foltynewicz emerged from the dugout and took the mound trying to finish off the no-no, his pitch count at 110.

Olson, a rookie playing in just his 25th big league game, worked the count full and ended a nine-pitch at-bat by hitting a 94 mile-per-hour fastball over the right field wall. That was his last batter, as Braves manager Brian Snitker came to get Foltynewicz after 119 pitches. Former Athletic Jim Johnson gave up Jed Lowrie’s double but then struck out three in a row to end it.

That storyline overshadowed what was a terrific start by the A’s Sonny Gray, who went eight innings and gave up just one run on two hits.