Neither Freddie Freeman or Ronald Acuna Jr. had a hit in the All-Star Game, but Mike Soroka did throw a scoreless inning which was fun for Braves fans to see. Unfortunately, the National League did end up falling to the AL by the score of 4-3.
Ronald Acuna Jr. and Freddie Freeman got their starts on the National League All-Star roster and Freddie’s first at-bat wasn’t exactly a stellar one as he struck out on four pitches against Justin Verlander who mowed through the first three hitters of the game. Ronald Acuna Jr. suffered the same fate as Jose Berrios struck him out in his first at-bat in the third inning.
Freddie’s second at-bat went better as he drew a four pitch walk from Lucas Giolito, but was left stranded as the National League trailed 1-0 in the fourth inning. Acuna was called out on strikes for his second strikeout of the game in the fifth against Shane Bieber (who struck out the side).
Mike Soroka had to wait significantly longer to make his ASG appearance, but made an impression when he did. Soroka entered the game in the sixth inning with the NL trailing 2-1 and retired all three batters he faced on 10 pitches which is pretty much vintage Soroka. Two flyouts and a groundout against some of the best hitters in the American League isn’t half bad for one’s first All-Star appearance.
Unfortunately for the National League, the AL would continue to pull away as the American League would get two more runs, including a solo shot from Joey Gallo, to extend their lead to 4-1. However, the NL would get two runs back after Brad Hand loaded the bases and a two run single from Home Run Derby champion Peter Alonso.