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Thursday, August 22nd

We had a slow night for offense on Wednesday, leading to lower than usual scores. But one night does not make a trend, and I’ll assume we go right back to all the home runs tonight, particularly with the Astros and the Dodgers making up for last night’s disappointments. The pitching is a little tricky up top, so let’s dive on in.

Thursday Night Pitching

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  • Stalnaker005

    thanks love it mane!!!

  • gswenson0607

    do you have pitch count concerns with Soroka tonight? The Braves have said they will “monitor” his workload as the season goes along.

    Also, do you factor into your process the idea that a young pitcher may start to wear down at this point in the season?

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    @gswenson0607 said...

    do you have pitch count concerns with Soroka tonight? The Braves have said they will “monitor” his workload as the season goes along.

    Also, do you factor into your process the idea that a young pitcher may start to wear down at this point in the season?

    With a guy like Soroka, who is already held to 90-ish pitches anyway, no I am not concerned for tonight. I expect that monitoring to mean getting an extra day of rest here or there. I would be stunned if they bump him any lower per start than his already low starting point. He gets the job done without a lot of pitches, so I am on him as much tonight as any other point in the season. (Which is still to say, there is a lower ceiling here that a typical ace)

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