Soto (0-2) allowed two runs on three hits across two innings of work Wednesday against the Astros to take the loss. He walked two and struck out three Soto was only expected to go a few innings after firing 88 pitches in his big-league debut Saturday, and the Tigers were true to their word, limiting the 24-year-old to just two innings and 47 pitches. The lefty is expected to stick in the rotation moving forward with Ryan Carpenter getting optioned to Triple-A Toledo. Soto figures to face a limited pitch count again in his next scheduled start Sunday against the Athletics.
Soto was recalled from Double-A Erie ahead of his scheduled start against the Astros on Wednesday. Soto fired 88 pitches in his big-league debut Saturday -- allowing seven runs on nine hits across four innings -- so he's only expected to pitch a "couple" of innings in Wednesday's outing, according to Evan Woodbery of MLive.com. Woodbery also reports that Soto is expected to stick in the rotation for another turn Sunday against the A's; that start will also come on three days' rest, so Soto figures to see a similar pitch count in that outing as well. Ryan Carpenter was optioned to Triple-A Toledo to free up a spot on the roster for Soto.
Soto will be recalled from Double-A Erie to start Wednesday against the Astros, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports. Soto will once again make the jump from Double-A to the majors after making his big-league debut in Saturday's doubleheader, which saw him allow seven runs on nine hits across four innings. The 24-year-old threw 88 pitches in that outing and will be on three days' rest, so he seems likely to have a lower pitch count Wednesday against Houston's explosive lineup.
Soto (0-1) was optioned to Double-A Erie after taking the loss in Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Twins, Emily Waldon of The Athletic reports. He gave up seven runs on nine hits and two walks over four innings while striking out one. Soto was called up as the 26th man for the nightcap, so his return to Erie was to be expected. The 24-year-old's major-league debut wasn't pretty as he ended up needing 88 pitches (54 strikes) to get through four frames.
Soto was called up from Double-A Erie on Saturday. Soto is set to make his big-league debut Saturday and start the second game of the Tigers' doubleheader with the Twins. Soto reached the Double-A level for the first time in late April, so chances are he will head back to the minors for more seasoning after Saturday's outing.