Tuesday, August 24, 2021
The winning streak finally came to an end on Monday as the Braves fell to the Yankees 5-1. However, for Huascar Ynoa, it was once again a strong showing as he appears primed to to finish the season strong. In his second outing since returning from the IL, Ynoa lasted six innings last night and threw 60 of 93 pitches for a strike, including nine strikeouts, one walk and only three runs allowed from four hits. The 23-year-old has looked a lot like his old self since returning on August 17…
Huascar Ynoa since returning from IL
2 starts, 11.1 IP, 10.3 K/9, 1.5 BB/9, 2.38 ERA, 2.82 FIP
Overall, the Braves offense scuffled a bit on Monday as the entire lineup tallied just five hits for the night. A solo-homer by Dansby Swanson in the second inning was all Atlanta could muster versus Yankees starter Jordan Montgomery. However, for Swanson, it was yet another example of how much he’s improved this year as he walloped a first-pitch breaking ball for a 408-foot dinger (the furthest hit ball of the game).
In the end, though, the Yankees lineup was just too dangerous. New York’s no. 5 hitter, right fielder Giancarlo Stanton, ended up finishing the night 2 for 3 with a homer and a double to go with three RBI, and catcher Gary Sanchez added two ribbies as well.
Ending such an exciting winning streak is disappointing, but let’s not lose sight of the bigger picture. Thanks to all of those wins they banked up over the last few weeks, the Braves still lead the division by 4.5 games. Even better, Atlanta has a very good shot at splitting this series with New York, given a red-hot Charlie Morton will take the mound today against a struggling Andrew Heaney. The streak may have died, but the Braves are far from done!