Mike Soroka and Austin Riley might have been the stories of the day in MLB.
The two Braves youngsters were integral parts of Atlanta’s 4-0 win over the Cardinals and it all started with Soroka.
The 21-year-old Canadian tossed seven scoreless innings, allowing three hits and three walks while striking out three.
St. Louis came into the game with the third-most runs in MLB and it scored 14 in a victory Tuesday over Atlanta.
But Soroka was wonderful throughout the night, keeping the Cardinals off-balance with a great mix of sinkers and change-ups.
The 2015 first-round pick was great, but he got a lot of help from another player selected 13 picks behind him in the same draft.
Austin Riley was called up Wednesday to make his MLB debut with the Braves and he hit a 438-foot homer hours later.
The 2015 draft looks like a pretty good one for Atlanta.
Studs of the Night
Gleyber Torres had a great day at the plate for the Yankees going 3 for 8 with three home runs over two games of a doubleheader. New York beat the Orioles 5-3 and 3-1.
Justin Verlander gave up two hits and one run while striking out nine in seven innings in the Astros’ 5-1 win over the Tigers. Houston has won eight games in a row.
Seven Rays pitchers combined to shut out the Marlins in a 1-0 win. Tampa Bay hurlers struck out 12 batters in the game.
Dud of the Night
Blue Jays outfielder Teoscar Hernandez went 0 for 4 with four strikeouts in Toronto’s 4-3 loss to the Giants.
Red Sox rookie Michael Chavis just keeps doing good things for Boston. His walk-off single helped the Red Sox drop the Rockies 6-5.
Brewers (26-19) at Phillies (24-18), 1:05 p.m. ET – It’s the battle of the Zach’s as Zach Davis (4-0, 1.54 ERA) takes on Zach Eflin (5-3, 2.47) in Philadelphia. Milwaukee beat Philadelphia 5-2 on Wednesday and will look for their third straight win over the Phillies on Thursday.
Author: Thomas Lott