Soroka, Mike Foltynewicz and Sean Newcomb were all able to pitch against live hitters this week, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
In an interview with Foltynewicz, the right-hander indicated the trio has been getting together regularly to play catch and keep arms loose at a high school near the players' homes in the Atlanta area, but Tuesday they were joined by Ronald Acuna, Ozzie Albies and Charlie Culberson. Each pitcher tossed three simulated innings of about 15 pitches against his teammates, a step up in intensity from the twice-a-week bullpens each has been throwing. Foltynewicz estimated he and the other pitchers in the group are 75-80 percent stretched out and would need about two weeks of a second training camp to be ready for the regular season, whenever it might begin, which puts Soroka in good position to build on what has been an impressive start to the 22-year-old's career.
Soroka allowed one hit and three walks over four scoreless innings in Tuesday's split-squad game against the Astros. He struck out two.
The young right-hander hasn't quite been in midseason form this spring -- he has a 7:5 K:BB through 8.2 innings -- but Soroka continues to get stretched out and remains on pace to handle the Opening Day assignment for Atlanta.
Soroka tossed two scoreless innings Friday in his Grapefruit League debut, allowing three hits and striking out three, Gabriel Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Facing a Yankees split-squad lineup containing regulars like DJ LeMahieu, Gleyber Torres and Gio Urshela, Soroka didn't give up any hard contact and needed only 20 pitches (16 strikes) to complete his afternoon. After having his spring debut slightly delayed due to some tightness in his right adductor, the 22-year-old looked healthy and focused, and he remains on track to get the Opening Day nod for Atlanta.
Soroka (groin) has been confirmed as the starting pitcher for Friday's split-squad matchup with the Yankees, according to 680 The Fan Atlanta.
Soroka's spring debut was pushed back a few days because of his injury, but as long as he makes it through Friday's outing without issue he will be on track to be ready by Opening Day.
Soroka (groin) will start Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Yankees, 680 The Fan Atlanta reports.
Soroka is on track to make his spring debut Friday against the Yankees after a sore groin kept him from toeing the rubber as scheduled last weekend. The right-hander should be in the mix for Atlanta's Opening Day assignment after posting a 2.68 ERA and 1.11 WHIP across 29 starts (174.2 innings) in 2019.
Soroka (groin) tossed an inning of live batting practice Monday and noted afterward that he felt good during the workout, Gabe Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
A sore groin prevented Soroka from toeing the rubber over the weekend as Atlanta opened its Grapefruit League schedule, but the right-hander looks like he'll be ready to make his spring debut later this week. Soroka could be in the mix for Atlanta's Opening Day assignment after posting a 2.68 ERA and 1.11 WHIP across 174.2 innings during his age-21 campaign in 2019.
Soroka tweaked his groin and will have his spring debut pushed back to later this week, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
The right-hander apparently suffered the injury a couple days ago while throwing live batting practice. The fact the Braves are only pushing back Soroka by a few days rather than shutting him down indicates the injury is a minor concern, but it's worth keeping an eye on his status until he's fully cleared of the issue.
Soroka will start the third game of the NLDS on Sunday in St. Louis, Gabe Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Soroka finished with a 2.68 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP in his excellent rookie campaign. He'll follow Dallas Keuchel and Mike Foltynewicz in the Braves' rotation.
Soroka allowed three runs on seven hits and two walks over five innings Sunday, striking out seven batters in the loss to the Mets. He did not factor in the decision.
All three runs allowed by Soroka came in the first inning, including a two-run shot by J.D. Davis. The 22-year-old may have been in the conversation for NL Rookie of the Year if not for Pete Alonso's season-long slugfest. He finishes the season with a stellar 2.68 ERA and 142:41 K:BB across 174.2 innings.
Soroka's next start has been pushed back to Sunday against the Mets, Gabe Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
He was going to be capped at 65-to-70 pitches if he stayed on turn to start Wednesday, but that plan has been scratched. Soroka will now be able to start Game 3 of the NLDS on two extra days' rest. Josh Tomlin gets a spot start Wednesday against the Royals.
Soroka will likely be capped around 65-to-70 pitches Wednesday against the Royals, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
This was expected, as the Braves have already clinched the NL East and Soroka has already tripled up his innings from 2018. Across four starts this month, the 22-year-old owns a 3.68 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 22:6 K:BB in 22 innings.
Soroka is likely to be limited to four or five innings and will have a pitch count in his next start Wednesday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
Soroka has thrown nearly 180 innings, tripling the mark he posted in 2018. Now that the Braves have clinched the NL East it's not particularly surprising that the team will limit its promising 22-year-old starter to close the regular season.
Soroka (13-4) allowed two earned runs on five hits and no walks while striking out five across five innings Thursday to earn the win against the Phillies.
Soroka cruised through the first four innings of his outing, allowing only two hits. He was hit around a bit in the fifth frame, however, as he allowed a triple, double and single consecutively, accounting for both of his earned runs. It was still a positive outing overall for Soroka, who has now allowed two or fewer earned runs in eight of his 13 starts since the All-Star break. As a result, he's maintained a stellar 2.60 ERA and 1.09 WHIP across 169.2 innings this season despite striking out just 135 batters. He's currently projected to make his final start of the regular season on Wednesday at Kansas City.
Soroka (12-4) threw six scoreless innings while allowing one hit with three walks and four strikeouts to earn a victory over the Nationals on Friday.
This was the right-hander's best outing in more than a month since he threw seven shutout frames against the Marlins on Aug. 10. The three walks was more than normal for Soroka, but he still only permitted four baserunners. He sports a 2.57 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 130 strikeouts in 164.2 innings this season. Soroka will start again Thursday at home against the Phillies.
Soroka (11-4) gave up four runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out seven in six innings Sunday against the Nationals. He took the loss.
Prior to September, Soroka had not allowed more than one home run in an outing in 24 starts. However, he gave up two home runs in his first start of the month and a career-worst three long balls in this outing. On the flip side, he has also upped his strikeout rate over these last two starts (13 strikeouts in 11 innings), so it hasn't all been bad. He will face this same Nationals team again Friday in Washington.
Soroka (11-3) allowed three runs on five hits with two walks and six strikeouts across five innings while earning a victory against the Blue Jays on Monday.
The right-hander finished an inning shy from posting his seventh straight quality start, but he still captured his first victory since July 14. Soroka won 10 of his first 16 starts of the year, but since then, he's settled for six no-decisions and suffered two losses, so it was certainly nice to see the rookie back in the win column. He owns a 2.53 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 119 strikeouts in 152.2 innings this season. Soroka will be looking for his 12th win during his next start Sunday against the Nationals at home.
Soroka allowed two earned runs on five hits and no walks while striking out five across seven innings Thursday against the Marlins. He did not factor into the decision.
Soroka held the Marlins scoreless through six innings, prior to allowing a two-run double to Starlin Castro in his final frame. His dominance was highlighted from the second to sixth innings, when he retired 13 consecutive batters. He achieved those results by effectively keeping the Marlins from hitting the ball in the air, recording 17 of his 21 outs from either a groundball or strikeout. Soroka has now turned in five consecutive quality starts, working no fewer than 6.2 innings in an outing in that span. That stretch has aided his already strong ratios, as he now has a 2.41 ERA and 1.08 WHIP with 112 strikeouts across 141.2 innings for the season. He'll look to keep things going in his next appearance, currently scheduled for Tuesday at Toronto.
Soroka didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 8-3 loss to the Dodgers, allowing three runs on seven hits and three walks over 6.2 innings while striking out four.
The young right-hander wasn't at his best, tossing only 55 of 95 pitches for strikes, and he needed some timely double plays to escape jams, but Soroka still exited the game in line for his first win since July 14 before Sean Newcomb blew the lead after replacing him in the seventh inning. Soroka will take a 2.41 ERA and 107:33 K:BB through 134.2 innings into his next start Thursday, at home against the Marlins.
Soroka could have his workload reduced down the stretch, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports.
While the right-hander doesn't have an official innings limit from the team, Atlanta is mindful of the fact that Soroka only threw 56.1 innings last year due to shoulder woes. "We're going to put their careers first," GM Alex Anthopoulos said before this weekend's series against the Marlins with regard to the club's young pitchers. "If we think the appropriate thing is to scale back or to shut them down, we'll do it. But as we sit here today, we haven't made arrangements to do that. We're just going to play it by ear." Soroka did toss 153.2 frames in 2017 at Double-A, and so far this season he's delivered 137.1 excellent innings between Triple-A Gwinnett and the majors. If Atlanta can lock up the NL East crown a little early, though, don't be surprised if the 22-year-old gets some extra rest in September to prepare for the playoffs.
Soroka gave up three hits and one walk over seven scoreless frames in a 7-6 loss at Miami on Saturday. He struck out six but but didn't factor in the decision.
Soroka was in line for the win after the Braves tallied three runs during the top of the eighth inning, but the bullpen proceeded to allow seven runs across the final three frames to blow the game. It's the third straight start the right-hander has delivered seven innings, and he's surrendered just four total runs in that stretch, though all three starts were no-decisions. The 22-year-old will have a tall task when he faces the Dodgers next weekend.
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