Freddie Freeman and the Braves offense got off to a good start tacking three runs on Syndergaard in the first inning. Freeman finished 2-for-5 on the night with two RBI coming on this first inning double.
Soroka was the story in this one though however. He allowed six hits and one run over six innings while striking out five and walking no one. He needed only 80 pitches to navigate those six innings and was in control every step of the way.
Ozzie Albies went 1-for-5 at the plate but came up with the spectacular defensive play late to help Altanta hang on to the lead.
"We've been up and down the last few years ... and we're on our way up."@Braves star Freddie Freeman discusses Mike Soroka's special debut and the influence of the franchise's youth movement.#Braves | #ChopOn pic.twitter.com/K1mWeysDpd— FOX Sports: Braves (@FOXSportsBraves) May 2, 2018
"He was the first call that I made. Really looking forward to sharing a moment with him later."— FOX Sports: Braves (@FOXSportsBraves) May 2, 2018
Mike Soroka's father was in attendance for his son's MLB debut after watching the right-hander's meteoric rise as a prospect.@Braves | #ChopOn pic.twitter.com/wR0so48tly