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Huascar Ynoa diagnosed with broken hand after punching dugout

The Braves starter is expected to miss a couple months after breaking his hand due to frustration.

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Huascar Ynoa delivers a pitch against the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning at American Family Field. Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves SP Huascar Ynoa will have to learn to control his temper a bit better as his MLB career progresses. The Braves starter is going to miss a couple of months after being diagnosed with a broken hand suffered while punching the dugout on Sunday vs. the Milwaukee Brewers. Ynoa allowed 5 ER on 9 hits in the 10-9 loss and was clearly frustrated after the poor outing.

That was just the second bad outing of the season for Ynoa, who has been great for the Braves so far in 2021. Despite Sunday’s blow up, Ynoa still has a 3.02 ERA with 50 Ks, a 1.05 WHIP and 4-2 record through 9 appearances. In 6 of those appearances, he’s allowed 2 or fewer earned runs. Pitching stats aside, Ynoa also belted a grand slam this season a few weeks ago in a win over the Washington Nationals, putting him into the spotlight a bit.