Soroka finished after 21 pitches (16 strikes) in a scoreless game. Manager Brian Snitker said it was an easy decision to remove Soroka, who the team doesn’t want to push given it’s his first full major-league season.
The Braves need a starter for Thursday in Chicago after demoting Mike Foltynewicz, but Snitker ruled out the possibility of Soroka returning to fill that spot. His next turn would be Friday.
“It’s very frustrating,” Soroka said of his shortened outing. “But we could sit here and point fingers and be mad, but reality is, next time I have to make up innings, throw a couple (complete games), why not?”
When the bottom of the frame began, Josh Tomlin took the mound in relief. He pitched four innings, a vital performance in what ended as a, 4-3, Braves win in 10 innings.