Foltynewicz was named as a reserve for the National League after putting up light’s out numbers in the first half of the season. He has posted a 2.37 ERA in 17 starts and is averaging 10.8 strikeouts per nine innings. Folty has allowed three runs or less in 15 of his 17 starts while opponents are hitting just .188 against him.
"It's a huge honor. The main goal this year was just to be consistent, not trying to make All-Star games, just trying to go out there and win game by game for my team.”@Braves pitcher Mike Foltynewicz is heading to his first career All-Star game. pic.twitter.com/TgB1tmsee2— FOX Sports: Braves (@FOXSportsBraves) July 8, 2018
Albies is in his first full season in the big leagues and has exceeded expectations hitting .282/.321/.516. He has been an extra-base machine with 18 home runs, 29 doubles and 3 triples. He had led fan voting at second base until the final week before being overtaken by the Cubs’ Javier Baez.
Freddie Freeman and Nick Markakis were elected as starters for the game by result of fan voting. Freeman will be making his third appearance in the All-Star Game while Albies and Markakis will be playing in their first.
The All-Star Game will take place on Tuesday, July 17 at Nationals Park in Washington D.C.