Ronald Acuna Jr. (26-Atlanta Braves) took a pitch to the elbow and was taken out of the game. Fortunately, the injury was not serious, but it was definitely a scary moment.
Acuna Jr. started in right field against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sept. 9 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and went 1-for-3 with a home run and one RBI. His season batting average is .339.
He exploded for a long ball in the first inning. Leading off the inning, Acuna Jr. took a two-pitch 96.4 mph fastball from Pittsburgh starter Mitch Keller over the center field fence. It was an instant home run. It flew at a whopping 109.4 mph and traveled 448 feet (136 meters). Season 26. 안전놀이터
Acuna Jr.’s home run gave Atlanta a 1-0 lead, but it was quickly erased by three runs in the bottom of the first.
There were no more runs after that. In his second at-bat, with runners on first and second, he was unable to get a hit. He hit a fastball cutter, but it was an infield grounder. Acuna Jr. came up with the bases loaded in the top of the fourth inning with the score tied 3-3. This time, he hit a three-pitch sweeper that was grounded to first base.