Huascar Ynoa will start Wednesday’s game against the Yankees, manager Brian Snitker announced following the Braves’ 9-6 loss on Tuesday night.
This will be Ynoa’s second start as an opener. His season debut came on Sunday as part of a doubleheader against the Phillies and the 22-year-old righty looked good in a limited stint, surrendering one run on a hit and a walk across 2 1⁄3 innings.
A month ago, it seemed the Braves had enviable depth in the starting rotation with Mike Soroka, Max Fried, Cole Hamels, Mike Foltynewicz, Felix Hernandez, Sean Newcomb and a stable of young and ready prospects. Soroka is hurt, Hamels still hasn't pitched off a mound, Hernandez opted out, Foltynewicz and Newcomb were demoted, and outside of an occasional flash from Touki Toussaint, Kyle Wright and Ynoa, the young pitchers haven’t instilled much confidence in this shortened 60-game season.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET on Wednesday night.