Ynoa didn't factor into the decision during the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader, allowing two hits and a walk while striking out five over five scoreless innings as Atlanta downed the Nationals 2-0.
The young right-hander was both dominant and efficient, needing 68 pitches (44 strikes) to record 15 outs, but with Stephen Strasburg also tossing a gem for the Nats, Ynoa wasn't able to secure a win. Bryse Wilson was considered the likely candidate to fill the No. 5 starter role for Atlanta when the team needs one later this month, but Ynoa's impressive performance may have moved him to the front of the line instead. That assignment may now carry a lot more fantasy value as well in the wake of the news that Mike Soroka's return from a torn Achilles will be delayed by shoulder soreness.
Ynoa is expected to start Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader at Washington, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
Manager Brian Snitker named the 22-year-old the probable starter for Wednesday's matinee but wouldn't make an official confirmation. Ynoa may be utilized as an opener for a bullpen game with Max Fried starting the matinee for Atlanta.
Ynoa is expected to begin the season as a member of the Atlanta bullpen, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
Atlanta has yet to name a fifth starter, and manager Brian Snitker appears content to wait on that decision until the club's sixth game of the season April 7 in Washington, where the club wraps up a stretch of five games in five days. Though Ynoa will be available in relief for Atlanta's first five contests, O'Brien notes that the right-hander is the prime candidate to serve as the opener April 7 in what will likely be a bullpen game. Ynoa could stake his claim to a more permanent rotation spot if he makes a strong impression against the Nationals.
Ynoa threw three scoreless innings Friday against the Twins before running into trouble in the fourth and getting lifted, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports. "The first three innings were outstanding," Atlanta manager Brian Snitker said afterwards. "I kind of dwell more on that than the next inning."
Superficially, Ynoa's 9.00 ERA and 1.57 WHIP over three appearances (two starts) and seven innings this spring wouldn't seem to mark him as a candidate to break camp on the big-league roster. However, all the damage against him occurred either in his final frame of the day as fatigue set in, or via the next pitcher up allowing inherited runners to score. Ynoa has also piled up an impressive 12 strikeouts. "I don't know where he's going to fit," Snitker said. "We're continuing to get him stretched out. He's absolutely right in the mix with everybody." Atlanta will likely need to fill a rotation spot to begin the season until Mike Soroka (Achilles) is ready, and Ynoa is battling Bryse Wilson and Kyle Wright for that vacancy. Whoever falls short could either head to Triple-A to stay stretched out, or handle a long relief role in the big-league bullpen.
Ynoa (finger) was optioned to the Braves' alternate training site Friday.
Ynoa was warming up in the bullpen during Friday's game against the Red Sox, but he didn't enter the game. He was believed to be a candidate to start one of Atlanta's final two games of the regular season, but Tucker Davidson was recalled to start Saturday's contest. It's unclear whether Ynoa will be utilized during the postseason after posting a 5.82 ERA and 1.66 over 21.2 innings during nine appearances (five starts) in the regular season.
Ynoa left Monday's game against the Marlins with a crack in the nail of his right middle finger, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
Ynoa was pulled from the contest in the third inning, however, the injury isn't expected to be much of an issue moving forward, according to O'Brien. The right-hander allowed three runs on five hits and a walk while striking out one prior to his departure.
Ynoa (back) is slated to start Monday's game against the Marlins.
Ynoa stepped back into the rotation in his last appearance Sept. 15 in Baltimore, striking out five over four shutout innings before departing with lower-back tightness. The five days of rest were apparently all Ynoa needed to overcome the issue, but the Braves likely won't ask him to cover more than five innings in Monday's outing anyway. If Ynoa shows well versus the Marlins, he would likely pick up a second start versus the Red Sox over the weekend.
Ynoa allowed two hits and had five strikeouts and zero walks over four scoreless innings against the Orioles on Tuesday before being lifted due to lower-back tightness, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
If not for the back injury, the 22-year-old would have returned for the fifth inning and the chance to earn the first win of his career. Outside of the Sept. 4 outing in which he gave up six runs, Ynoa has a 2.76 ERA in seven appearances (16.1 innings) this season, but he may not receive another chance as a starter with Cole Hamels (triceps) and Max Fried (back) set to return from the injured list this week.
Ynoa will start Tuesday's game against the Orioles, 680 The Fan Atlanta reports.
Ynoa is set to make his third start of the 2020 campaign. He owns a 6.75 ERA and 1.91 WHIP with an 11:12 K:BB over 14.2 frames.
Ynoa was recalled from Atlanta's alternate training site Thursday.
He takes the roster spot of Tommy Milone (elbow inflammation). Ynoa could work in a multi-inning role out of the bullpen in the short term.
Ynoa was optioned to the Braves' alternate training site Saturday.
Ynoa struggled mightily in a spot start during Game 2 of Friday's doubleheader, and he'll head to the team's alternate camp in hopes of turning things around. Right-hander Chad Sobotka was recalled in a corresponding move.
Ynoa didn't factor into the decision in the second game of Friday's doubleheader against the Nationals, surrendering six runs on five hits and a walk over 2.1 innings. He struck out three.
Getting a spot start in the twin bill, Ynoa gave up runs in all three of his frames, although his final line was inflated when Luke Jackson allowed a couple of inherited runners to score after the 22-year-old got the hook. Ynoa has a 7.71 ERA, 1.89 WHIP and 9:8 K:BB through 11.2 innings this season, and he'll likely remain in a low-leverage long-relief role.
Ynoa will start Game 2 of Friday's doubleheader against the Nationals, 680 The Fan Atlanta reports.
Ynoa tossed one inning of relief Tuesday, but he'll rejoin the rotation this weekend with the doubleheader Friday. Ynoa has a 3.86 ERA, 1.71 WHIP and 6:7 K:BB through 9.1 innings this season.
Ynoa is no longer starting Sunday's game against the Phillies, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
The 22-year-old was previously named the starter for the series finale, but the Braves will instead turn to Tommy Milone, who was acquired Sunday morning from the Orioles. Ynoa seems likely to receive another starting chance at some point, but it's unclear when that may occur.
Braves manager Brian Snitker said Ynoa would start Sunday's series finale against the Phillies, Gabe Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Atlanta had a need for a fifth starter after recently optioning both Kyle Wright and Touki Toussaint to its alternate training site, so Ynoa will at least temporarily enter the rotation for what will be his third start of the season. Considering the 22-year-old has topped out at 48 pitches in his four appearances (two starts, two in relief) this season, Atlanta likely won't count on Ynoa to cover much more than four or five innings.
Ynoa gave up two hits and struck out four over three scoreless innings of relief during Monday's 7-6 win over the Nationals.
The right-hander was the only one of the four pitchers Atlanta used not to give up a run. Ynoa threw 48 pitches (29 strikes), which could leave him unavailable to pitch for a few days. With Atlanta not scheduled to need a fifth starter again until September, Ynoa should continue to work in long relief over the next couple weeks.
Ynoa allowed two runs on four hits and three walks in one-plus innings in a no-decision versus the Yankees on Wednesday. He didn't strike out a batter.
Ynoa escaped disaster after a double and a pair of walks loaded the bases in the first inning. He failed to retire any of the first four batters in the second, allowing solo shots to Gary Sanchez and Clint Frazier as well as walking Brett Gardner and giving up a single to DJ LeMahieu before reliever Tyler Matzek entered the game. Ynoa has given up three runs in 3.1 innings across two appearances. The 22-year-old has been thrust into a starting role with injuries to Mike Soroak (Achilles) and Cole Hamels (triceps). Ynoa projects to make his next start Monday versus the Nationals.
Ynoa will start Wednesday's game against the Yankees, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
The 22-year-old made his first big-league start during Sunday's doubleheader, and he allowed allowed one run on one hit and one walk while striking out one over 2.1 innings. Manager Brian Snitker said Ynoa would pitch as deep into the game as possible Wednesday, but he may be limited to around four innings after reaching 39 pitches in his first start.
Ynoa allowed one run on one hit and one walk while striking out one over 2.1 innings in Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader against the Phillies. He didn't factor into the decision.
Ynoa made his first MLB start in the first game of Sunday's twin bill, and he limited the Phillies' production despite lasting just 39 pitches. While the right-hander could be available to make spot starts for Atlanta this year, his primary role with the pitching staff should be as a lower-leverage reliever.
Ynoa will start Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader against the Phillies, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
The 22-year-old made two appearances out of the bullpen last season, but Sunday will be the first start of his major-league career. Ynoa had a 5.33 ERA, 1.58 WHIP and 59:34 K:BB over 72.2 innings (17 appearances) with Triple-A Gwinnett in 2019.
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