The Atlanta Braves are also quite confident in Mike Soroka's ability to handle pressure and to handle innings loads, with his easy, repeatable delivery giving him excellent ability to sustain his velocity, movement, and location deep into games. He has not been able to pitch past five innings, only having one effective game against the Washington Nationals, where he pitched five innings on three hits and one run given up.
Syndergaard figured out how to get through six innings of work without his best stuff and keep his team in the ball game. He entered Wednesday's action with a 2.06 ERA and a 48/11 K/BB ratio in 39 1/3 innings. Starting pitcher Sean Newcomb added a base hit to help his own cause, in addition to tossing a gem on the mound, tossing seven shutout innings, giving up just two hits while striking out eight to improve to 2-1 this season. Cabrera is slashing.337/.388/.567 with five home runs, 17 RBIs and 20 runs scored, and Frazier's line is.266/.398/.447 with four homers, 17 RBIs and 17 runs. The Braves did what you have to do, if you are going to win against Syndergaard: Jump on him early and drive his pitch-count up. We've beat that drum these last few weeks in this space. On the other hand, the Mets have netted 3.5 units and are 5-2 ATS when facing a lefty starter.
"Just throwing strike after strike", Snitker said. He's been on the disabled list since mid-April because of a shoulder problem. He has started his career hot out of the gate with four doubles and a home run in just 19 at bats along with three singles. If you watched the game, you probably know he looked really good. Vargas gave up nine runs in his season debut Saturday against San Diego after missing the start of the season with a fracture in his right hand. Montgomery left Tuesday's start with the injury after the first inning. He felt pain in his elbow last weekend, but Middleton said his elbow already felt better with two days of rest. Ramirez has a strained muscle in his right rotator cuff and is expected to miss a month.
The Athletics and Mariners will open next season with a two-game series in Tokyo on March 20 and 21. He finished the season 15-10 with a 3.53 ERA and 3.50 FIP in 31 starts, per Baseball Reference.