Mike Soroka: Called up for big-league debut

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Before departing Wednesday, deGrom allowed two hits and no walks while striking out six over four scoreless innings.

NY is starting to slide a bit in the standings dropping four of their last six games.

Mets ace right-hander Jacob deGrom (3-0, 2.06 ERA) is scheduled to oppose Braves left-hander Sean Newcomb (1-1, 4.23) as the Mets (17-10) try to stay ahead of second-place Atlanta (17-11) in the NL East. It looks like he'll face the Braves in NY next time out.

Cespedes also inspected the area on his way out to left field prior to the third inning, but seemed to come up empty. Sure, Vargas will probably bounce back after his horrendous first start, but that doesn't change the fact that he gave up nine runs in just 3.2 innings against a subpar Padres team.

Soroka isn't going to throw triple-digit velocity or have hitters' knees buckling with a ridiculous breaking pitch, but it's quite likely that in a single game, you will not see the same pitch thrown to the same location with the same exact break twice.

Domingo German, who threw a career-high four shutout innings Tuesday night, will slide into the rotation and start Sunday against Cleveland.

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White Sox righty Reynaldo Lopez hasn't given up more than two earned runs in any of his five starts this season, and sports a nifty 1.78 ERA.

The Rays lost for only the second time in 11 games as Matthew Boyd held them to a run and seven hits in six innings of Detroit's 2-1 victory.

Atlanta is 6-1 in Teheran's last 7 starts against a team with a winning record and 5-1 in their last 6 road games while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 road games against a left-handed starter.

Cueto was placed on the disabled list Tuesday because of inflammation in his right elbow. He felt pain in his elbow last weekend, but Middleton said his elbow already felt better with two days of rest. Ramirez has a strained muscle in his right rotator cuff and is expected to miss a month.

The Athletics and Mariners will open next season with a two-game series in Tokyo on March 20 and 21. This Friday night will mark Ronald Acuna's major-league debut at SunTrust Park.