Huascar Ynoa des Braves fights with a bench, loses, breaks his hand
Huascar Ynoa has broken a bat or two in his career, and now the wood is fighting back.
Dugout’s frustration is part of baseball. Hundreds of Gatorade coolers have been demolished, gloves thrown at postal codes. It happens.
But when you’re a pitcher you might want to think twice about what you’re doing with your pitching hand, and Braves starter Ynoa found out the hard way over the weekend.
Ynoa landed on the 10-day injured list on Monday after hitting a canoe bench after coming out of Sunday’s forgettable start against the Brewers and breaking a bone in his hand.
Huascar Ynoa broke a bone in his throwing hand when he hit the canoe bench in frustration after exiting Sunday’s game. It will be released for a few months, #Braves said director Brian Snitker. “It’s a shame,” Snitker said. “Probably someone who feels worse than him.”
– David O’Brien (@DOBrienATL) May 17, 2021
What’s particularly brutal is that Ynoa got off to the best start of his career: in nine games (eight starts), he threw a 3.02 ERA (3.72 FIP) with a 144 ERA + in 44 2/3 sleeves.
the Braves also make me want to hit things so I fully understand what Huascar Ynoa is going through
– fdu (@FakeDanUggla) May 17, 2021
Ynoa’s frustration is understandable, as he was pulled off his worst start to a season in Milwaukee on Sunday: he allowed five runs on nine hits in 4 1/3 innings in loss.
Perhaps luckily for Ynoa, it’s not the most unfortunate injury for a pitcher this season. This dishonor belongs to the pitcher of A, Jesus Luzardo, who broke his finger in an unhappy video game moment.
Let this be a lesson, children: do not choose fights with inanimate objects. They will win most of the time.