Atlanta Braves Need Ronald Acuna More Than Ever
Atlanta Braves superstar outfielder Ronald Acuna is Babe Ruth like in his career against the Miami Marlins.
Everyone knows it, and most importantly the Miami Marlins know it. After the plunking in game one of the division series for the Atlanta Braves on Ronald Acuna, it’s getting ridiculous at this point.
Tuesday was at least the fifth time that the Marlins have hit Ronald Acuna with a pitch, and more suspect is it always following a home run shot.
Here’s the thing though. If the Marlins want to be dumb and give possibly the fastest person on the team first base, and especially in front of Freddie Freeman, and Marcell Ozuna…let them be dumb and do it.
I am reminded of the famous line from Pearl Harbor, ” I fear we have awoken a sleeping giant”. Now that is not entirely the case here as the Atlanta Braves were the prohibitive favorite in this series anyway, but why the Marlins chose now to start a fight again, I will never understand.
Here’s where I might be a tad worried though. By now we have all seen the epic social media posts that Acuna put out on Tuesday evening and surprising to me at least, was the fact that the Atlanta Braves social team was entering itself into the fray as well.
I DO NOT WANT THIS TO GET TO RONALDS HEAD AND AFFECT HIS PLAY. If he get’s hot and goes off on a tear, great. The Atlanta Braves do not need Acuna to go out here and try to become the hero of the show and simply push too hard and either play below average or even worse, get hurt.
Ronald Acuna is the spark plug, the battery if you will for the entire Atlanta Braves team and even more so since he leads off every night of the season.
We need him on base and playing to his best, because without a doubt he is more talented than almost anyone else playing this game on the entire planet.
Hopefully he and the team does their job and get these two wins that stand between them and the NLCS.
Ronald Acuna is a major factor in deciding whether that occurs or not.