​While​ the Braves continue building their lead in the NL East, they had to face a harsh reality today about one of their brightest young arms


Despite only making five appearances for Atlanta this season, Mike Soroka held a 2-1 record with a 3.51 ERA. There was tons of hype surrounding the 21-year-old hurler, as the youth-filled Braves captivated the baseball universe. However, Soroka's stint in the majors was cut short due to inflammation in his throwing shoulder, which landed him on the 60-day DL.


The expectation was that he'd miss the remainder of the season. Unfortunately, manager Brian Snitker confirmed those beliefs, saying Soroka will not pitch again for the Braves this season. 

It's not the most devastating blow for Atlanta, as Soroka has been out of action since mid-June. Nonetheless, fans will have to wait until next season to see their talented pitcher on the mound.


Luckily for Atlanta, the rest of their core is still prospering this season. With Sean Newcomb, Mike Foltynewicz, and Kevin Gausman anchoring their rotation, ​the Braves will be more than capable of holding their own in the postseason.

Soroka's season is certainly over, but the future is still bright for Atlanta's No. 1 prospect.