The Braves will start Huascar Ynoa in the second game of their series against the Orioles, the club announced following Monday night’s loss in Baltimore.
Ynoa, just 22 years old, has served in the opener role three previous times and has appeared in seven games overall this year. Ynoa is blessed with strong stuff from the right side, but his command (12 BB/1 IBB/2 HBP) in 14 2⁄3 innings has been lacking to say the least. He’ll get another chance to showcase his talents at 7:35 p.m. ET on Tuesday.
The Braves’ rotation carousel continued on Monday night as Touki Toussaint was smoked for eight runs (five earned) on seven hits and three walks. This tweet from Mark Bowman says it all:
The Braves have had a starter go 3 IP or less in 13 of 48 games. They had 15 such starts over 486 games from 1997-99.— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) September 15, 2020
If you’re looking for encouraging news, Cole Hamels is expected to make his season debut on Wednesday, and following an off day Thursday, Max Fried is supposed to come off the Injured List after missing 10 days with a muscle pull.