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“Once you do it in a game, you’ve done it so many times already it is not a thought,” he said.
Without Soroka last season, Max Fried emerged as the Braves’ ace, Ian Anderson had a stellar rookie campaign, and the team won its third straight NL East title.
Even with a lack of depth in the rotation, Atlanta came within one win of reaching the World Series, losing to the Los Angeles Dodgers in a seven-game NL Championship Series after squandering a 3-1 lead.
Soroka is eager to be part of a rotation that added veteran free agents Charlie Morton and Drew Smyly, who will join Fried and Anderson in a four-man group to start the season. Fried got the nod for Thursday’s opener at Philadelphia.
Bryse Anderson will likely join the team in a couple of weeks when a fifth starter is needed. But it shouldn’t be long before Soroka is part of the mix.
“It is exciting,” he said. “It could be one of those rotations where five guys are just trading hands, competing with each other. That’s where it’s the most fun.”
NOTES: After being scratched the day before because of tightness in his right calf, SS Dansby Swanson returned to the lineup. He will be ready to go on opening day.
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