Huascar Ynoa's Rough Start Reaches Unfortunate Outcome

Devon Platana
Atlanta Braves RHP Huascar Ynoa's rough start to the 2022 MLB season has reached an unfortunate outcome.
Atlanta Braves RHP Huascar Ynoa's rough start to the 2022 MLB season has reached an unfortunate outcome. / Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

After winning the 2021 World Series, the Atlanta Braves have experienced an unfortunate 5-7 start to their 2022 MLB campaign. Atlanta's struggles so far this season have been highlighted by the unfortunate play of starting pitcher Huascar Ynoa.

On Tuesday, Ynoa's rough start to the new campaign finally reached an unfortunate conclusion after the Braves announced that they are optioning him to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Atlanta Braves Roster News

Things were looking bright for Ynoa after he went 1-1 in two Spring Training appearances (one start) with a 2.35 ERA and 1.043 WHIP. Unfortunately, he failed to translate that into regular-season success, going 0-2 in his only two starts so far with a 13.50 ERA and 2.550 WHIP in just 6.2 innings pitched.

Ynoa has allowed exactly five earned runs in each of his two 2022 starts, failing to make it beyond the fourth inning in either appearance. The breaking point came during Monday's 7-4 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers when the righty gave up four hits, four walks and five runs in only 3.2 IP.

The good news is that Ynoa is only 23 years old and likely has a lot of baseball to play ahead of him. If he can use this trip to the minors to clear his head and return to form, he should be back with Atlanta in no time.

Despite the club's early struggles, the Braves are still viewed as a contender in the eyes of oddsmakers. FanDuel Sportsbook is currently giving them +1200 odds (T-No. 4) to win the 2022 World Series.

SIGN UP NOW. $1,000 risk-free on FanDuel Sportsbook! . dark

Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.