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Revenge is a dish best served with a 432-foot home run.
In his first game against the Marlins since being beaned by Miami’s Jose Urena, Ronald Acuna smashed a solo home run in the third inning and the Braves went on to win 5-0.
RONALD ACUNA JR GOT HIS REVENGE AGAINST MIAMI 😳🔥pic.twitter.com/dYIBhz8Kvu
— Baseball King™ (@BasebaIlKing) August 24, 2018
Not learning from what happened when Urena hit Acuna last week, Miami once again hit the star Atlanta rookie with a pitch in the sixth inning but, unlike during the team’s previous meeting, the HBP did not lead to a brawl.
“In the moment I was a little upset just because obviously I’d been hit before in the previous series and then I got hit tonight,” Acuna said through a translator. “But, you know, those are things of the game.”
Acuna’s home run was his 21st of the season.
The past 7 players to hit 20+ homers in their age-20 season:
Ken Griffey Jr.
Ronald Acuña Jr. pic.twitter.com/swdISYNvdf
— FOX Sports: Braves (@FOXSportsBraves) August 22, 2018
Though the streak was broken after he had to leave the games thanks to the pitch from Urena, Acuna had homered in five straight games heading into the game against the Marlins last week.
With the homer last night, he joined some elite company.
Read the full story at The Associated Press
Ronald Acuña is 1 of 5 players age 20 or younger to hit 10 HR in a calendar month, joining Mel Ott, Willie Mays, Frank Robinson and Mike Trout
Acuña has 7 HR in his last 7 games against the Marlins and squares off against them today pic.twitter.com/RInQHnv0bR
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) August 24, 2018