Three days of absence had Ronald Acuña Jr. in the lineup of the Atlanta Braves. Several physical discomforts kept the Venezuelan under caution by manager Brian Snitker; however, on Sunday afternoon he was, once again, the protagonist of a victory for the 'Tomahawks'.
In the upper part of the eighth inning, with the score 6-5 in favor of the Philadelphia Phillies, he entered as a pop-up and after receiving an intentional walk, he ignited the spark of his team, unbalancing the rival and immediately those led by Brian Snitker matched the actions .
With the scoreboard 6-6, at the top of the eleventh chapter, the native of La Sabana, made himself felt with the wood by dispatching the single that drove in the Braves' seventh run and then scored the one that would ultimately be enough to give him the victory over the Braves with a score of 8-7.
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Regardless of the days Acuña was absent from the field, his presence yesterday in the field was that of a true líder at a key moment for the reigning world champions, who are clinging to a tough fight for the NL East Pennant with the New York Mets.
With his unstoppable yesterday, Acuña Jr. extended his good moment with the wood in this final stretch despite physical discomfort.
In the last 10 games he has played, he is hitting .324 with a pair of home runs and eight RBIs, while Atlanta is 7-3 in that span.