Michael Foltynewicz held the Phillies to one run over five frames to collect the win as the Braves romped 12-2 on Wednesday.
The one run he allowed came home on a wild pitch. He gave up just two base hits and both were singles. He punched out five and walked three. He finishes his campaign with a 9-5 record and 4.31 ERA. The 24 year old struck out 111 batters and walked just 35 in 123 1/3 innings spread over 21 starts. He should be a quality young pitcher to target in the late rounds of fantasy drafts next March.
Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to the Pirates.
Rizzo socked a solo home run off Jameson Taillon in the first inning. That would stand as his lone hit of the evening. It was an encouraging start to the game for the Cubbies, particularly given that Jake Arrieta was starting for them, but the Pirates would pull out to a 7-1 lead after five innings and eventually hang on for the 8-4 win. Overall, Rizzo is slashing .292/.386/.549 with 32 homers and 106 RBI over 572 at-bats.
Adam Morgan ended his season on a sour note, getting pounded for nine earned runs in five innings of work in a loss to the normally light-hitting Braves on Wednesday.
He made it through the first inning unscathed but the Braves piled it on in the subsequent frames. He gave up 10 hits, walked two and hit one batter. He struck out four. The whipping leaves him with an ugly 2-11 record and 6.04 ERA. His 95/29 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 113 1/3 innings is actually pretty good, so the Phillies will likely give him another chance in the rotation next season despite the nasty ERA this year.
Dansby Swanson finished 2-for-3 with two RBI, three runs scored and a stolen base as the Braves crushed the Phillies on Wednesday.
He tripled to drive in the game's first run in the second inning, then doubled home a run in the third inning. He also walked in the game. The 22-year-old rookie has hit the ground running in the first 34 games of his career. He has a .299/.349/.419 batting line in 130 plate appearances. He has a very bright future.
Jameson Taillon pitched well in Wednesday's win over the Cubs, allowing one run on one hit over six innings.
Taillon walked three and struck out four on the evening. The only run he allowed -- indeed, the only hit he allowed -- came when Anthony Rizzo socked a solo home run off him in the first inning. With this start in the books, the 24-year-old right-hander can look back on a 2016 campaign in which he posted a strong 3.38 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 85/17 K/BB ratio over 104 innings.