The two-time defending champion of the National League East, the Atlanta Braves, took a hard hit when the young star pitcher Mike Soroka broke the Achilles heel right against New York Mets, an injury that will cost you miss the season.
Soroka turned out wounded in the third inning after making a pitch to JD Davis, who connected the ball to first baseman Freddie Freeman. After completing its launch, Soroka iba a bajar towards to cover first base, but only in his first step off the mound, the right screamed and he seemed to know right away that it was a devastating injury, one that ensures that it will not return to the mound until 2021.
Soroka tried to walk cautiously for a couple of steps before kneeling. She was unable to put any weight on her leg, as. was helped to get to the clubhouse by a trainer and manager Brian Snitker.
RHP Mike Soroka suffered a torn right Achilles’ tendon tonight. He is out for the season.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) August 4, 2020
Atlanta will now face the daunting task of replacing one of the baseball’s brightest young stars, a pitcher who turns 23 on Tuesday but has already showed great balance and mastery of his releases during his first full season in Big leagues.
Originally from Canada, Soroka had mark of 13-4 with a dazzling 2.68 ERA in 2019, earning a place in the All-Star Game. Finished second in the vote of Rookie of the Year of the National League and sixth for the Cy Young Award, which led the Braves to give him the go-ahead to open the Opening Day when the season affected by the pandemic finally started less than two weeks ago. Seventh Entry