Watch 75 year-old Luke Appling hit a homer

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I knew about this but I don’t know that I’ve ever seen it. It’s Hall of Famer Luke Appling in an old timers game in 1982. When he was 75 years old, mind you, hitting a home run. In the pitcher-friendly RFK Stadium, no less!

Braves shutting down Mike Soroka for 4-5 days due to shoulder problems

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Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports that Braves starter Mike Soroka will be shut down for the next 4-5 days due to renewed soreness in his right shoulder.

Soroka is not presently listed in the top five of the Braves depth chart at starter, but is nonetheless an enormously talented pitcher who, at some point this season, was likely to figure into their plans. He was supposed to figure in more largely than he did last season, but after an impressive debut he missed the entire second half with shoulder problems, making only five starts.

There will no doubt be a reevaluation of him in the next few days, but this is could bad news for the Braves’ pitching depth.