Braves at Blue Jays, 27-28 August
Tuesday, August 27 2019 @ 04:55 PM EDT
Contributed by: Magpie
Someone brought the rain.
The Jays will see Atlanta's ace tonight. Mike Soroka is a big right-hander from Calgary, home of the Flames. He turned 22 just three weeks ago. After losing his first start of the year, he ran off 10 straight victories before finally losing for a second time on 14 July. He hasn't won since, strangely enough. He's made six starts since then and has six no-decisions. It's not his fault. He's pitched to a 2.29 ERA in those six starts, worked into the seventh inning in five of them, and given up more than three runs just once (and just four that time). But his bullpen has coughed up a few leads and his team hasn't been scoring while he's in the game. He's a groundball machine who doesn't walk people and doesn't give up home runs.
For years and years, Freddie Freeman was about the only good player on this team. Freeman's still really good and still on the right side of 30, but now he's got some help, mainly from the 21 year old in CF (that would be Ronald Acuna) and from the old Bringer of Rain himself. The Braves have what should be a comfortable enough lead on the Nationals in the NL East.
They're not the Dodgers. But they're good.
Tue 27 Aug - Soroka (10-2, 2.41) vs Font (3-3, 4.48)
Wed 28 Aug - Foltynewicz (4-5, 5.68) vs Waguespack (4-1, 3.63)