The Braves lost to Jacob deGrom and the Mets on Monday, 7-2, but the result was secondary to the gut-wrenching news that starter Mike Soroka tore his right Achilles’ tendon, ending his season.
In the third inning, Soroka delivered a pitch to J.D. Davis, who hit a grounder. Soroka began sprinting to cover first but stumbled, with the injury immediately looking like an Achilles tear. Soroka stood up and tried walking, displaying a serious limp, before going back to the ground. He was helped off the field.
Chris Rusin relieved Soroka, covering the next 3-1/3 innings. The Mets’ victory snapped the Braves’ five-game winning streak. It was also the Braves’ first loss at Truist Park.
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