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Folty falters in season debut; Braves fall to Mets 4-1

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Mike Foltynewicz allowed three first-inning homers in his 2016 debut.

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In his first start of 2016, Mike Foltynewicz allowed three first-inning home runs in the opening game of this three-game series against the Mets as the Braves fall 4-1.

David Wright provided the first home run: a towering shot to left with one out; two hitters later, Yoenis Cespedes clubbed a homer to left-center; Lucas Duda followed with a blast to right.

That was all Bartolo Colon would need. He pitched eight innings with seven strikeouts and no walks; in fact, he only had one three-ball count. He allowed the Braves seven hits; six of them in the first three innings. He would go on to retire the next 12 hitters in a row.

Erick Aybar's RBI single in the ninth spoiled the shutout.

Foltynewicz lasted 3.2 innings, allowing eight hits while striking out four. Bud Norris, Eric O'Flaherty, and Alexi Ogando provided hitless relief the rest of the way.