I didn’t watch this game, but Gerrit Cole outpitched Mike Foltynewicz, and a better team beat a worse team. Folty can take some small consolation from the fact that he kept the Bucs in the park: it was only the fifth time in 13 starts that he gave up no home runs. In general, if Folty can cut down on his home run rate (currently 1.6 homers per nine innings), he can probably be a decent starting pitcher. Last night, he nearly was, until he ran into some bad cluster luck in a nightmare sixth inning, giving up four runs on a walk, two singles, and a double.
(The final run came after Folty had already been yanked, as Jose Ramirez gave up a Grybo. Also, who is Jose Ramirez? Baseball-reference reveals that he’s a 26-year old with 23 1/3 career innings pitched and an 8.82 career ERA. I don’t even remember hearing his name before.)