‘No. 33-34’ Acuña Jr, ‘40-73 Club’ Face ‘Give me MVP’
Ronald Acuña Jr. (26, Atlanta Braves), who had been showing signs of slowdown recently, exploded with the bat. He was on pace for 40 home runs and 70 stolen bases.
Atlanta had a home game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia, USA on the 8th (Korean time).스포츠토토
Acuña Jr., who started as Atlanta’s No. 1 right fielder on this day, appeared as the leadoff hitter in the first inning and hit a one-run shot over the center wall to St. Louis starting pitcher Adam Wainwright.
This was the 33rd home run of the season in 4 games since the game against the LA Dodgers on the 3rd. Another home run broke the slump of 1 hit in 14 at-bats in the last 3 games.
This wasn’t the end. Acuña Jr. hit Jacob Barnes with a single over the center field fence in his fourth at-bat in the sixth inning. It was the second home run of the day and the 34th hit of the season.
The first home run of the day was a high ball in the middle, creating a clothesline-like hit, and the second home run was a low breaking ball outside.
As a result, Acuña Jr. recorded 34 home runs and 63 stolen bases to this day. This is a pace of 40 home runs and 73 stolen bases. It is now possible to look beyond the 30-60 club and look towards the 40-70 club.
Acuña Jr. is currently competing with Mookie Betts (31) to be the National League Most Valuable Player (MVP). The 40-70 club can be a great weapon in winning the MVP award.
Atlanta won 8-5 thanks to Max Fried’s quality start pitching of 3 runs in 6 innings and a nuclear explosion from the batting line that hit 5 home runs. Escaped from three consecutive losses.
Acuña Jr., who hit multiple home runs, had the best performance, and Matt Olson, Travis Dano, and Michael Harris added home runs.
Acuña Jr. recorded a batting average of 0.331, 34 home runs, 88 RBIs, 125 runs, 187 hits, and an on-base percentage of 0.411 and an OPS of 0.990 in 139 games of the season until today.