Yoon’s second Triple-A start another struggleYoon Suk-min of the Norfolk Tides, the Baltimore Orioles’ Triple-A affiliate, struggled again in his second start of the season after a nightmare of a minor league debut last week. Yoon allowed three runs in four and a third innings, giving up six hits and four walks and striking out four against the Charlotte Knights at the BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Tides lost 4-0.
As in his previous game, Yoon got off to a shaky start by giving up a run in the first inning when he allowed a leadoff hit and a walk with a runner on first and second with one out.
Yoon continued to struggle in the second inning, loading the bases with no outs after he allowed two hits, a double and a walk. But he managed to finish the inning with only one run conceded.
He retired the next three hitters in the third inning but allowed another run with two hits, including a double to Tyler Saladino, who later scored the run with Hernandez’s RBI single in the fourth inning. He was replaced with a reliever in the fifth inning after giving up a walk to Matt Davidson with one out. He picked up his second loss of the season with an ERA of 16.20.
Last week, Yoon allowed nine runs on 11 hits, including a two-run home run, in two and a third innings against the Gwinnett Braves, starting the season with an ugly ERA of 34.71.