Mike Soroka's family and friends came all the way from Western Canada to see his major league debut Tuesday night. Even still, the last thing he wanted to do was look up at them in the stands.
"I didn't want to get caught in a moment too much," he said. "I could hear them, that's for sure, and I think that to have their support here is — you can't compare it."
A poised Soroka pitched six impressive innings to win for Atlanta, and the baby Braves hammered Noah Syndergaard at the outset of a 3-2 victory over the New York Mets.
With the three youngest big league players all in their starting lineup, including the 20-year-old Soroka, the surprising...