Atlanta Braves pitcher Mike Soroka out for year with torn Achilles tendon

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Atlanta Braves ace Mike Soroka is out for the remainder of the season with a torn Achilles tendon, the team announced on Monday.

Soroka was injured after delivering land to Jd davis, who put the ball on the ground towards the first baseman Freddie Freeman. Soroka rushed over to the first to cover the bag, but he descended on his first step out of the mound. Soroka appeared to injure her ankle or foot.

Soroka screamed in obvious pain and tried to tread carefully for a few steps before getting to her knees. The right-hander was helped to the pavilion with the help of coach and manager Brian Sniker.

It’s a blow to the Braves, two-time NL East champions, who had won five straight despite struggling to organize an effective rotation.

Soroka, who turns 23 on Tuesday, made his first start to the opening day after going 13-4 with a dazzling 2.68 ERA in 2019 to finish second in the NL Rookie of the Year poll and sixth for the Cy Young Award.

Soroka was making his third start of the season. He arrived after allowing just two earned runs in 11 1/3 innings, but struggled against the Mets, trailing 3-0 when he left the game with two runners on board.

He allowed three hits, walked four and ended up being charged with four earned runs in 2 1/3 innings, the second shortest stint of his career.

Soroka has been replaced by Chris Rusin.

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