Soroka placed on 10-day disabled list Albies and Acuna could be on path to history Cubs rained out again Thursday; game against Braves rescheduled for Aug. 30 Prized rookie Soroka lands on Braves' 10-day with shoulder strain Cubs' Lester hopes to reign over Braves

Soroka placed on 10-day disabled list

ATLANTA -- Knowing the significant value that right-hander Mike Soroka adds to their immediate and long-term future, the Braves took the precautionary approach when he informed the medical staff that he has recently felt some discomfort in his right shoulder. So instead of making his scheduled start against the Cubs on Thursday night, the 20-year-old Soroka was placed on the 10-day disabled list (retroactive to Monday) with inflammation in the shoulder. Lefty Max Fried was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett to face Chicago, but the game was postponed due to inclement weather.

So instead of making his scheduled start against the Cubs on Thursday night, the 20-year-old Soroka was placed on the 10-day disabled list (retroactive to Monday) with inflammation in the shoulder. It just didn't really go away, so it is more of just a concern. Let's try to figure out how unusual it's been throughout history for a team to have a pair of above-average hitters, both aged 21 or younger. (Acuna turns 21 on Dec.

Albies and Acuna could be on path to history

Each week on the Statcastâ„¢ Podcast, hosts Mike Petriello and Matt Meyers dig into the world of Statcastâ„¢ and advanced metrics, exploring the most important topics in baseball through the lens of the groundbreaking Statcastâ„¢ technology. Download, subscribe and help others find the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes or your favorite platform. The Braves entered play on Thursday with a 26-16 record, the best in the National League and the fourth-best overall. There's a lot of reasons for that somewhat unexpected success, from the breakout-in-progress of Sean Newcomb to the quietly dominant relief year of Dan Winkler to Freddie Freeman continuing to be the most overlooked superstar in baseball to the shockingly hot start of Nick Markakis, but all anyone wants to talk about are Ozzie Albies and Ronald Acuna Jr.

And they’re all (doing it right) — how they carry themselves, how they go about it. Rain began falling a few minutes before the scheduled first pitch at 7:35 p.m. The Braves will start Sean Newcomb when they open a three-game home series against Miami on Friday. It wasn't something structural or anything of concern," manager Brian Snitker said. "It was even something [where] he said, 'I can pitch through it.' ...

Cubs' Lester hopes to reign over Braves

ATLANTA -- Chicago Cubs left-hander Jon Lester has made 356 career starts. Atlanta Braves right-hander Mike Soroka has made three.

Cubs-Braves postponed; makeup game Aug. It marked the sixth postponement for the Cubs this season and their second against Atlanta, which won a makeup game 6-5 on Monday at Wrigley Field. Max Fried, recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett to start Thursday when Mike Soroka went on the 10-day disabled list with a right shoulder strain, will move to the bullpen. Ranked as Atlanta's No. He completed five scoreless innings against the Cubs last Sept.

Atlanta Braves place rookie pitcher Soroka on DL

They don't have the playing time, yet, but they have the prospect hype, and they have the production so far. Acuna has slowed down some from his hot debut, but he's still hitting .275/.348/.500, good for a 132 OPS+, and he's still one of the few Major Leaguers with a hard-hit rate north of 50 percent . Subscribe for unlimited digital access. Atlanta Braves 9d Juiced baseballs, starting relievers and MLB's next big thing 2d Bradford Doolittle State of baseball's rebuilding teams: Contenders already?

Braves' Soroka not concerned with shoulder

MLB Pipeline, Soroka provided a glimpse of his tremendous potential during each of his first three career starts. MLB Advanced Media, LP. Again since 1901, there have been just 34 teams to have a pair of youthful hitters get 300 plate appearances, or once every 3.4 seasons. Williams and Morgan are a pair of inner-circle Hall of Famers, and Doerr is enshrined in Cooperstown as well. There's nothing guaranteed here, of course.

Cubs face late 23-game journey stemming from Thursday's rainout

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Cubs-Braves postponed by rain; game to be made up Aug. 30

The final game of a three-game series between the Chicago Cubs and the Atlanta Braves has been postponed because of rain. The makeup game has been set for Aug. 30.

Staub and Porter made 10 All-Star teams between them, and Magee had a successful 16-year career in the early years of baseball. Acuna had hit just .154/.313/.308 over the week preceding Wednesday's 2-for-4 effort in a win over the Cubs , so there will be ups and downs. The postponement Thursday costs left-hander Mike Montgomery his first start of the season. AL Central is the worst division since 1994 2d David Schoenfield Rays' Eovaldi set for first start in nearly 2 years 1d What does legalized sports gambling mean for baseball?

Albies and Acuna talked of this dream, but didn't know it could happen so soon

The Braves entered play on Thursday with a 26-16 record, the best in the National League and the fourth-best overall. We're more interested in finding players who have been young and successful. Being capable of being a league-average hitter at such a young age doesn't guarantee stardom, but it certainly tells you a lot about a hitter's skill. Albies has a .371 wOBA , which is great, but is also a number that's well above his .348 Statcast™ expected mar k .

Cubs-Braves game postponed, makeup date scheduled for Aug. 30

Kyle Hendricks and Jose Quintana will start in Saturday's doubleheader games, though the order has yet to be determined. He did not inform the Braves about the discomfort until Wednesday. So let's do exactly that. That narrows the field considerably. Among those who have done it : Ty Cobb, Mickey Mantle, Mike Trout , Stan Musial, Albert Pujols  and Ken Griffey Jr. We can't simply expect them to come up and be successful indefinitely, because baseball usually doesn't work like that.