Is Soroka the most important young Brave?

The Midday Show w/ Andy & Randy
May 21, 2019 - 12:18 pm

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Atlanta Braves starter Mike Soroka arguably had his best outing in a 4-1 win over the San Francisco Giants on Monday.

Soroka limited the Giants to two hits and one lone run in a career-high eight innings of work. It was the first home run Soroka has given up in 61 innings. He's allowed one or no runs in each of his seven starts this season.

Is it time to call Soroka one of the ace's of the Braves' starting rotation?

"I'm not trying to anoint him or anything like that because I like Max Fried also; I like both of these young pitchers," Randy McMichael said. "Just the potential in what you saw--and you're talking about a career-high eight innings. When's the last time a Braves' pitcher went eight innings?"

Soroka's ERA actually rose despite a tremendous performance from .98 to 1.01.

"We're trending towards seeing Mike Soroka go a complete game," Andy Bunker said. "Which is going to happen at some point. Not a lot of pitchers in baseball are going complete games this season anymore. That's just not something that happens. But Mike Soroka is going to throw a complete game at some point."