Braves scratch Ynoa from Game 4 start in NLCS vs Dodgers

Wed Oct 20 5:46pm ET

Atlanta Braves' Huascar Ynoa (19) reacts after a Atlanta Braves' Travis d'Arnaud hit a RBI single against the Milwaukee Brewers during the fifth inning of Game 4 of a baseball National League Division Series, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)


Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Jesse Chavez throws during the third inning in Game 2 of baseball's National League Championship Series Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)


Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias reacts during the fourth inning of Game 5 of a baseball National League Division Series against the San Francisco Giants Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)


LOS ANGELES (AP) Huascar Ynoa was scratched with shoulder inflammation from his scheduled start for the Atlanta Braves against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 4 of the NL Championship Series.

Ynoa first experienced discomfort on Monday but believed he would be able to pitch, Braves manager Brian Snitker said.

''He came early, got treatment, went out and played a little catch and it was really tight,'' Snitker said. ''We're just not going to take a chance.''

Right-hander Jesse Chavez served as the opener Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium. Chavez pitched for the Dodgers in 2016.

''We'll have Jesse get it off the ground like he has before and it may be five hitters or six hitters or whatever it is,'' Snitker said.

Left-hander Julio Urias started for the Dodgers, who trailed the series 2-1.

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