Mike Foltynewicz stepped on the foul line while leaving the mound … and then gave up a three-run HR
It's a weird superstition, but it's one of those unwritten rules baseball players abide by: Never step on the chalk lines that separate the field from foul territory. So when, and if, it does happen, it's kind of hard to believe.
Following the first inning during Thursday's NLDS Game 1, Braves pitcher
The Baseball Gods' revenge:— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) October 5, 2018
Folty walking off the field after the 1st inning. 😱
[h/t @hg1146] pic.twitter.com/GEIsTZeN27
And then, in the very next inning, he gave up a three-run homer to
Coincidence? Maybe. And yes, we know, it may be odd to notice these things, but the true baseball enthusiasts will understand.