SAN DIEGO (AP) — Freddie Freeman hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning and All-Star rookie Mike Soroka struck out a career-high nine to win his 10th straight decision for the Atlanta Braves,...
Atlanta Braves (56-37, first in the NL East) vs. San Diego Padres (45-47, fourth in the NL West)
San Diego; Sunday, 4 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Braves: Mike Soroka (9-1, 2.42 ERA,...
Philadelphia Phillies (45-41, second in the NL East) vs. Atlanta Braves (51-36, first in the NL East)
Atlanta; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Phillies: Zach Eflin (7-7, 3.34...
NEW YORK (AP) — About 25 minutes after the game ended, New York Mets leadoff hitter Jeff McNeil was still sitting at his locker in full uniform. Just outside the clubhouse, all the lights were out...
Matz expected to start for New York against Atlanta
Atlanta Braves (49-34, first in the NL East) vs. New York Mets (37-46, fourth in the NL East)
NEW YORK (AP) — Polar Bear Pete is headed to the Home Run Derby.
New York Mets rookie Pete Alonso plans to compete in the power-hitting contest during All-Star week in Cleveland next...
Mets look to end 5-game slide against Braves
Atlanta Braves (48-34, first in the NL East) vs. New York Mets (37-45, fourth in the NL East)
Flushing, Queens; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Braves: Mike Soroka (8-1, 2.07...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Atlanta Braves are getting contributions from almost everyone on the roster, playing all three facets of the game at a high level and riding a hot streak that's been...
Soroka scheduled to start for Braves at Nationals
Atlanta Braves (45-32, first in the NL East) vs. Washington Nationals (37-39, third in the NL East)
Washington; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Braves: Mike Soroka (8-1, 2.12...
Teheran scheduled to start as Atlanta hosts New York
New York Mets (34-38, third in the NL East) vs. Atlanta Braves (43-30, first in the NL East)
Atlanta; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mets: Jacob deGrom (3-6, 3.38 ERA, 1.13...
Soroka wins 8th straight decision, Braves mash Mets
ATLANTA (AP) — Mike Soroka knows he doesn't have to pitch perfectly when the Atlanta Braves keep scoring runs so often.
"Everything's just hard-hit baseball after hard-hit baseball," Soroka...
Braves take on the Mets in division play
New York Mets (34-37, third in the NL East) vs. Atlanta Braves (42-30, first in the NL East)
Atlanta; Monday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mets: Zack Wheeler (5-4, 4.87 ERA, 1.26...
Atlanta Braves (34-29, second in the NL East) vs. Miami Marlins (23-38, fifth in the NL East)
Miami; Saturday, 4 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Braves: Julio Teheran (3-4, 3.28 ERA, 1.25...
MIAMI (AP) — Mindful of their history with Jose Ureña, Ronald Acuña Jr. and the Atlanta Braves settled the score by running it up.
Acuña celebrated a homer off Ureña with a showy bat flip ,...
Braves take on the Marlins in division matchup
Atlanta Braves (33-29, second in the NL East) vs. Miami Marlins (23-37, fifth in the NL East)
Miami; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Braves: Mike Soroka (6-1, 1.41 ERA, .89...
Detroit Tigers (22-33, fourth in the AL Central) vs. Atlanta Braves (31-27, second in the AL East)
Atlanta; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Tigers: Matthew Boyd (5-4, 2.85 ERA,...
ATLANTA (AP) — Mike Soroka says he hasn't paid much attention to how solid his numbers are this season.
Even without his best stuff, the 21-year-old Soroka was still savvy enough to win his...
Braves look to end 3-game skid against Tigers
Detroit Tigers (22-32, fourth in the AL Central) vs. Atlanta Braves (30-27, second in the AL East)
Atlanta; Saturday, 4 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Tigers: Daniel Norris (2-3, 4.18...
Atlanta Braves (29-23, second in the NL East) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (25-25, fourth in the NL Central)
Atlanta Braves (26-22, second in the NL East) vs. San Francisco Giants (20-26, fifth in the NL West)
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The calendar hasn't hit June, and Atlanta pitcher Mike Soroka is already fielding questions about the All-Star game.
St. Louis Cardinals (23-20, third in the NL Central) vs. Atlanta Braves (22-21, second in the NL East)
ATLANTA (AP) — When Austin Riley connected with the pitch, his father was watching from the concourse at SunTrust Park.
Mike Riley knew it was good contact, but he couldn't tell how far the...
St. Louis Cardinals to visit the Atlanta Braves
St. Louis Cardinals (23-19, third in the NL Central) vs. Atlanta Braves (21-21, second in the NL East)
Atlanta; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cardinals: Michael Wacha (3-0,...
Atlanta Braves (18-19, second in the NL East) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (21-16, second in the NL West)
Phoenix; Thursday, 9 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Braves: Mike Soroka (3-1, 1.14...
Atlanta Braves (17-16, second in the NL East) vs. Miami Marlins (9-23, fifth in the NL East)
Miami; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Braves: Julio Teheran (2-4, 5.35 ERA, 1.44...
MIAMI (AP) — Ozzie Albies tied a career high with five RBIs. Ronald Acuña Jr. tied a career high with four hits. Mike Soroka watched his already-tiny ERA plummet.
Braves visit the Marlins in division matchup
Atlanta Braves (16-16, second in the NL East) vs. Miami Marlins (9-22, fifth in the NL East)
Miami; Saturday, 6 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Braves: Mike Soroka (2-1, 1.62 ERA, 1.08...
ATLANTA (AP) — Pulling Mike Soroka after six strong innings was a challenging call for Braves manager Brian Snitker.
"Maybe the toughest decision I've had all year," Snitker said,...
Atlanta opens 4-game series at home against Padres
San Diego Padres (16-12, second in the NL West) vs. Atlanta Braves (13-14, third in the NL East)
Atlanta; Monday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Padres: Nick Margevicius (2-2, 3.60...
Atlanta Braves (12-11, third in the NL East) vs. Cincinnati Reds (9-14, fifth in the NL Central)
Cincinnati; Thursday, 6 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Braves: Julio Teheran (2-2, 5.61...
Braves pitching, Puig error add up to 3-1 win over Reds
CINCINNATI (AP) — With clutch hitting virtually non-existent, Atlanta's pitching and Yasiel Puig's leaky defense made the difference for the Braves on Wednesday night.
Roark expected to start for the Reds against the Braves
Atlanta Braves (11-11, third in the NL East) vs. Cincinnati Reds (9-13, fifth in the NL Central)
Cincinnati; Wednesday, 6 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Braves: Mike Soroka (0-1, 1.80...
Walker’s 2-run HR helps Diamondbacks sweep Braves, 4-1
ATLANTA (AP) — Christian Walker had no reason to panic when he struck out in his first three at-bats.
As always, the rookie was saving his best swings for last.
Braves lefty Kolby Allard optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — The Atlanta Braves sent eight players to the minors on Tuesday, including left-hander Kolby Allard, who was competing for a spot in the rotation.
Toussaint among young candidates for spot in Braves rotation
ATLANTA (AP) — Braves closer Arodys Vizcaino has help for anyone confused by the team's long list of young starting pitchers, including several who had Atlanta auditions in 2018.
Injured starter Soroka will not return to Braves this season
ATLANTA (AP) — Braves manager Brian Snitker says right-hander Mike Soroka, sidelined for 82 games with shoulder strain and inflammation, will not return this season.
Soroka has been on the disabled list twice and last pitched June 19 at Toronto. He went 2-1 with a 3.51 ERA in five starts.
Braves add another 20-year-old, Wilson pitches vs Pirates
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have promoted another 20-year-old from the minors, calling up right-hander Bryse Wilson to start against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Braves purchased Wilson's contract from Triple-A Gwinnett before Monday night's game. Wilson will make his major league debut as the NL East leaders give their regular starters a rest.
Braves call up RHP Toussaint to make big league debut
ATLANTA (AP) — Touki Toussaint has been called up by the Atlanta Braves to make his major league debut in Game 1 of a doubleheader against the Miami Marlins.
The 22-year-old right-hander is the latest top pitching prospect to debut for the Braves this season. Toussaint follows Mike Soroka and Kolby Allard, who were both 20 when promoted to Atlanta.
Regardless of sport, fantasy players become giddy dreamers when it comes to discussing the potential of rookies.
The expectations are rarely realistic. It's more fun to imagine Giants running back Saquon Barkley piling up 1,850 yards from scrimmage and 15 touchdowns, or Suns center Deandre Ayton averaging 19 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks than to consider the practical implications of adjusting from dominating in college sports to the pro game.
PLAYERS TO PICK UP
MIKE SOROKA (SP, Atlanta Braves, 38 percent owned in Yahoo) - Soroka returned from the disabled list Wednesday, and despite being on a pitch limit, he made the most of his return to the mound against the Mets. He allowed just one hit and one walk in 6.1 innings, while striking out four batters. He won't ever be a huge strikeout pitcher, but he should be owned in the majority of leagues as a fourth starter.
ATLANTA (AP) — Another strong effort from Anibal Sanchez has the first-place Atlanta Braves facing a sudden surplus of starting pitchers.
Sanchez allowed only four hits in seven scoreless innings, Ender Inciarte homered and scored two runs and the Braves, helped by a strange replay ruling, beat the San Diego Padres 4-2 on Thursday night.
ATLANTA (AP) — No-hitter or not, Mike Soroka knew the Braves would be cautious and not let him overexert his right shoulder.
"The first time I even thought about what was going on was going out for the sixth," he said. "It was happening so quickly. You get into a rhythm that way, and that wasn't bad as well."
Soroka did not allow a hit until the seventh inning, Freddie Freeman homered and drove in both runs, and the Atlanta Braves beat the struggling New York Mets 2-0 on Wednesday.
Wisler called up to make spot start for Braves
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have recalled right-hander Matt Wisler from Triple-A Gwinnett to make a spot start Friday against Miami and give Sean Newcomb an extra day of rest.
Left-hander Max Fried, recalled Thursday to make a start for injured Mike Soroka, was optioned back to Gwinnett. Fried didn't pitch because the Braves were rained out against the Chicago Cubs.
ATLANTA (AP) — The final game of a three-game series between the Chicago Cubs and the Atlanta Braves has been postponed because of rain.
No makeup date has been announced.
Rain began falling a few minutes before Thursday's scheduled first pitch at 7:35 p.m. It was coming down heavily an hour later and was called at 9:56 p.m.
It marked the sixth postponement for the Cubs this season and their second against Atlanta, which won a makeup game 6-5 on Monday at Wrigley Field.
ATLANTA (AP) — Braves rookie Mike Soroka says tightness in the back of his right shoulder is not a big concern, even though he's been placed on the disabled list for the first time in his four-year pro career.
Soroka, the major leagues' youngest pitcher at 20, told manager Brian Snitker on Wednesday that he wasn't feeling 100 percent heading into his start Thursday against the Chicago Cubs.
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THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT
Ozzie Albies, Ronald Acuna Jr. and the baby Braves play their series finale against the visiting Chicago Cubs. Rookie right-hander Mike Soroka (1-1, 3.68 ERA) makes his fourth start for surprising Atlanta, which boasts the best record in the National League at 26-16. Veteran lefty Jon Lester (3-1, 2.66) is 6-2 with a 2.47 ERA in nine career starts against the Braves. He has a 1.83 ERA in six games at Atlanta.
Giants hold on in the 9th to sweep Braves
ATLANTA (AP) — Andrew Suarez is fitting in San Francisco's rotation just fine, especially after his first career road start was added to the Giants' ledger of impressive results away from home.
Suarez outpitched Mike Soroka in a rookie matchup, and San Francisco survived Atlanta's ninth-inning rally for a 4-3 win on Sunday and the Giants' first series sweep of the Braves in four years.
NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Soroka's family and friends came all the way from Western Canada to see his major league debut Tuesday night. Even still, the last thing he wanted to do was look up at them in the stands.
"I didn't want to get caught in a moment too much," he said. "I could hear them, that's for sure, and I think that to have their support here is — you can't compare it."