The Atlanta Braves pitcher who’s been as successful this season with his strike as with his pitch is heading to the injured list with a broken hand.
Huascar Ynoa’s injury occurred Sunday after hitting … the Braves bench. After allowing five earned runs in 4 ½ innings to Milwaukee, Ynoa expressed his frustration by taking him out to the dugout.
The broken bone in his thrown hand will keep him out of action for a few months.
“It’s a shame”, the manager of Braves Brian Snitker said on Monday, according to The Athletic. “Probably someone who feels worse than him.”
Even with the disappointing outing against the Brewers, Ynoa, 22, still posted impressive numbers over the season. He’s 4-2 and a 3.02 ERA with 50 strikeouts and just 11 goals in 44 innings.
He also gained national attention on May 4 when he excluded the Washington Nationals for seven innings and also hit a grand slam to propel the Braves to a 6-1 victory.
For the season, Ynoa reached .353 with two home runs and a 1,118 OPS.