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The Daily Chop: Soroka, Big Win in Philadelphia, Davidson, and more

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Mike Soroka is progressing well, though his timetable remains uncertain.

MLB: AUG 03 Mets at Braves Photo by David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Gabriel Burns of the AJC wrote on Tuesday that right-hander Mike Soroka was progressing after undergoing surgery on his Achilles. Soroka still does not have an expected return date, but naturally the Braves must be encouraged by the incremental progress made by the 23-year-old. Returning this season seems a bit far-fetched (especially to Brian Snitker), but Atlanta will hope to see Soroka on the mound as quickly as possible.

Braves News

Acuña, Riley homer in comeback ‘W’ vs. Phils

Ronald Acuna blasted his 18th home run of the season on Tuesday, with the majestic blast leaving the bat at 116 MPH. The Braves battled back from a late deficit to win this one handily.

William Contreras and Austin Riley also homered, with the latter tying the game in the eighth inning before a continued eruption gave Atlanta a four-run lead.

Davidson ‘deserves a crack’ at rotation spot

After impressing in both of his starts at the major league level this season, Tucker Davidson has earned another start and will look to establish himself in the rotation going forward.

MLB News

Game of inches: Hayes misses 1st on HR trot

How does this happen?

Ohtani’s longest career HR a sight to behold

Not bad for a pitcher.

Cole responds to remark about his spin rate

The highest-paid pitcher in baseball really struggled when asked about foreign substances.