Mike Soroka off to an outstanding start in 2019 MLB regular season for the Atlanta Braves

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At the beginning of the 2019 Major League Baseball regular season, Mike Soroka of Calgary. Alberta has been pitching outstanding for the National League’s Atlanta Braves. On Wednesday, Soroka continued his pitching mastery when he threw seven shutout innings in a 4-0 Braves win over the St. Louis Cardinals at SunTrust Park in Atlanta, Georgia.

Soroka had 93 pitches, of which 57 were strikes. He only gave up three hits, and had three strikeouts and three walks. What was even more impressive about Soroka’s performance is when you consider the fact that the Cardinals have one of the most potent lineups in Major League Baseball. They are currently fourth in the National League in runs scored with 222 (only behind the Los Angeles Dodgers, Arizona Diamondbacks and Milwaukee Brewers).

This was the second time this month that Soroka threw seven shutout innings of work. He also accomplished the feat in a 9-2 Braves win over the Miami Marlins on May 4.

On the season, Soroka has a record of four wins, one loss, a gawdy earned run average of 0.98, an outstanding WHIP (walks and hits per innings pitched) of 1.01 with 34 strikeouts, 23 hits allowed, 14 walks and four earned runs in 36.6666 innings. In all six of his starts this season, Soroka has not given up more than one earned run.


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