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.
Soroka threw seven innings in a no-decision against the Twins on Monday, giving up three earned runs on six hits, striking out three and walking one as the Braves lost 5-3.
It was the second straight start where Soroka made it through seven frames, as he continues his stellar rookie campaign. The All-Star isn't providing eye-popping strikeout numbers this season, with 97 punchouts in 121 innings, but any shortcomings in that department have been offset by his excellent ratios, as he boasts a 2.45 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP. He's scheduled to take the mound next against the Marlins on the road on Saturday.
Soroka allowed one run on three hits with three walks and three strikeouts across seven innings during a no-decision against the Nationals on Wednesday.
It wasn't a great day for the K/BB ratio, but Soroka still pitched plenty well enough to win. Although the Braves still captured the victory, the bullpen gave up three runs and left Soroka with a no-decision. Still, the rookie is 10-2 with a 2.37 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 94 strikeouts in 114 innings this season. Soroka will look for his 11th win at the Twins on Monday.
Soroka allowed one run on eight hits and a walk while striking out five over 4.2 innings Friday night against the Phillies. He didn't factor into the decision.
Soroka dealt with plenty of traffic on the bases, but he gave up just one run on a single to right field in the fifth inning. He narrowly missed qualifying for the win, as he was pulled with two outs in the fifth after 88 pitches (60 strikes). Soroka sits with a 2.44 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 91:25 K:BB over 107 innings this season.
Soroka (10-2) took the loss Saturday as the Nats topped Atlanta 5-3, giving up four runs on nine hits and two walks over six innings while striking out four.
The right-hander gave up more than three earned runs for the second time in his last three starts and only the third time this season, leading to his first loss since April 18. Soroka will carry a 2.46 ERA and 86:24 K:BB through 102.1 innings into his next outing Friday in Philadelphia.
Soroka (10-1) earned the win versus San Diego on Sunday, hurling seven scoreless innings and allowing six hits and one walk while striking out nine.
Soroka kept Padres hitters off-kilter all afternoon, establishing a career high with nine strikeouts while tossing 62 of his 83 pitches for strikes and inducing 18 swings-and-misses. He was hit in the hand by a pitch from opposing starter Cal Quantrill in the third inning but showed no ill effects, completing seven innings for the fifth time in 16 starts this season. The 21-year-old sensation has been dominant on the road in his first major-league season, with Sunday's performance raising his record to 6-0 away from home while lowering his road ERA to a minuscule 1.13. He'll carry a sparkling 10-1 overall record along with a 2.24 ERA and 1.05 WHIP into his next start, at home Friday against the Nationals.
Soroka did not factor into the decision against the Phillies on Thursday, tossing 4.2 innings and giving up four runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out six.
Soroka was actually in line for the win but fell one out short when he was pulled in the fifth inning after throwing his 100th pitch. All four of the runs he allowed came in the first inning and all nine of the hits against him were singles. Despite the rocky outing, the rookie All-Star enters the break with an impressive 9-1 record complemented by a 2.42 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 73:21 K:BB in 89.1 innings.
Soroka (9-1) picked up the win in Friday's 6-2 victory over the Mets, allowing two runs on seven hits over 6.1 innings while striking out four.
The rookie right-hander didn't appear to be affected by the forearm bruise he suffered from the HBP in his last outing, cruising to his 10th quality start in 14 trips to the mound. Soroka will carry a 2.13 ERA and 67:19 K:BB through 84.2 innings into his next start Thursday, at home against the Phillies.
Soroka (forearm) is listed as the Braves' probable pitcher for Friday's game against the Mets.
With no word surfacing that the Braves are contemplating other options for the series opener, Soroka apparently came out of Wednesday's pre-start bullpen session no worse for the wear. Soroka, who exited his previous outing June 23 against the Nationals early after being struck on the right forearm while batting, was fortunate to escape the contest with a bruise and isn't expected to face any restrictions with his pitch count in his return to action.
Soroka (forearm) is expected to start Friday against the Mets, Gabe Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Soroka was struck by a comebacker during his last start, but he felt good during a bullpen session Wednesday, putting the right-hander on track to start Friday's series opener in New York. In 13 starts this season, Soroka owns a shiny 2.07 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 63:19 K:BB in 78.1 innings.
Soroka (forearm) felt lingering tightness after playing catch Tuesday, so the Braves don't yet know if he'll start against the Mets over the weekend, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
Soroka was struck by a comebacker during his last start, and the bruise he suffered may wind up forcing him to miss his next turn, or at least delay his start. He'll throw off a mound Wednesday, at which point the Braves will have a clearer idea of the path forward.
Soroka (forearm) will begin throwing again Tuesday, after which Atlanta will make a determination whether he'll be ready for his next scheduled start Friday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports. "You feel good about it and all of that, but until he launches a ball, we're not going to know for sure," manager Brian Snitker said Monday.
The right-hander exited his last start early after taking a comebacker off the forearm, but Soroka escaped with nothing but a bruise and wasn't seen wearing any sort of compression sleeve or padding on the area Monday. Even if Soroka checks out OK on Tuesday, however, the club may elect to play it safe and push his next start back to Saturday or Sunday, using Friday's start as a chance to audition another young pitcher for the open rotation spot created when Mike Foltynewicz was sent down to Triple-A Gwinnett.
X-rays on Soroka's forearm came back negative, 680 The Fan Atlanta reports.
Soroka exited Sunday's game against the Nationals after getting hit by a pitch on the right forearm, though early indications are that the young hurler escaped with a bruise. "It feels like a bruise," Soroka told 680 The Fan Atlanta. "I've been hit by enough pucks, baseballs in my lifetime to know the aftermath. It's just a bruise." Despite the good news, it remains to be seen whether Soroka will be able to make his next start on schedule. According to manager Brian Snitker, more should be known after the right-hander gets a chance to play catch in a couple of days. Prior to exiting, the 21-year-old allowed one hit and recorded one strikeout across two scoreless frames.
Soroka was removed from Sunday's game against the Nationals after being hit by a pitch on the right forearm.
The Braves labeled his exit as precautionary and didn't designate a specific injury, so it may be a minor issue. The 21-year-old allowed one hit and had one strikeout over two scoreless frames before leaving the game.
Soroka (8-1) allowed three runs on six hits with two strikeouts and one walk across six innings while earning a victory against the Mets on Monday.
The 21-year-old has been giving up more runs this month, but he continues to rack up wins. He is 3-0 with a 4.32 ERA in June. It helps that the Braves offense is absolutely on fire and has scored at least seven runs in each of his last four outings. Overall, Soroka is 8-1 with a 2.12 ERA, .201 batting average against, 0.98 WHIP and 62 strikeouts in 76.1 innings. He will face the Nationals on the road in his next start Sunday.
Soroka didn't factor into the decision in Wednesday's 8-7 extra-innings win over the Pirates, giving up five runs on 10 hits and a walk over five innings while striking out three.
After reeling off eight straight quality starts, Soroka was probably overdue for a clunker. The 21-year-old still has an impeccable 1.92 ERA and 60:18 K:BB through 70.1 innings, and he'll look to get back on track Monday, at home against the Mets.
Soroka (7-1) picked up the win Friday after allowing one run on three hits and two walks while striking out six over eight innings against the Marlins.
Soroka cruised through the first eight innings of his start before issuing a leadoff walk to begin the ninth frame, and he was pulled immediately afterwards. The baserunner would score later in the inning, though it wouldn't matter much in a 7-1 victory. The 21-year-old has secured a win in four of his last five outings, and his ERA has dropped to 1.41 over 57.1 innings this season as a result.
Soroka (6-1) earned the win Saturday versus the Tigers by allowing four runs (three earned) on seven hits over 6.2 innings. He struck out five and walked none.
It's the first time Soroka has allowed more than one earned run in a start this season. He likely would have been able to finish seven innings, but he was pulled after giving up an unearned run on a triple from Niko Goodrum with two outs in the seventh. The 21-year-old has a 1.41 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 51:15 K:BB through 57.1 innings and lines up to pitch Friday at Miami.
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