Following Tuesday night’s loss to the Royals, the Braves announced they will push Mike Soroka’s scheduled start to Sunday and give Josh Tomlin his first start of the season tomorrow. Before the game, Mark Bowman of MLB.com also reported that Soroka would be limited in his final outing to 65-70 pitches.
This isn’t too significant. The Braves have been cautious with Soroka’s workload the entire season after back-to-back arm injuries to begin his major league career. However, this does take Soroka out of the running for Game 1 of the NLDS which takes place on October 3rd. That spot will likely belong to Dallas Keuchel. The earliest we can expect to see Soroka is in Game 2 on October 4th, although, I think it is much more likely he pitches on the road in Game 3. He’s 7-1 with a 1.35 ERA away from home this season and would be the perfect option to set the tone in the opponent’s building.