Multiple Atlanta Braves players have sent well wishes to teammate Mike Soroka, who suffered a torn achilles on Monday night.
Everyone in Atlanta is absolutely gutted for stud starting pitcher Mike Soroka. On Monday night, the 22-year-old hurler went down after trying to run to cover first base and it has since been revealed he suffered a torn Achilles. Just like that, Soroka’s 2020 campaign is done.
From the moment he stepped awkwardly, Braves players had a feeling things were bad. Seeing him being helped off the field and not being able to put any weight on his foot only made matters worse. As you might expect, plenty of Soroka’s teammates have taken to social media to show him love during this rough time.
Mike Soroka’s teammates are gutted after the star pitcher went down with a torn Achilles
Guys like Ozzie Albies, Ender Inciarte, Ronald Acuña Jr. and Travis d’Arnaud all posted thoughtful messages for Soroka late Monday night following the 7-2 loss to the New York Mets. With the defeat, Atlanta is now 7-4 on the season, but seeing Soroka go down stings far more than any loss ever could.
In his short time up in the bigs, the 6-5, 225-pounder has already cemented himself as one of the best young pitchers in the game. Last season, Soroka made 29 starts in his first full season in the majors, posting a 13-4 record with a 2.68 ERA.
He added an impressive 142 strikeouts in 174.2 innings pitched. Those are the kinds of numbers that sent a message not only to the NL East but the rest of the league as well.
While Braves players and fans might be hurting right now, Soroka isn’t the kind of guy who will let this injury keep him down. Look for him to work tirelessly during his rehab to get back on the mound next season and return to his dominant ways.