Braves’ Ronald Acuña pulled from game for not hustling on play

first_imgRonald Acuña Jr. has been taken out of the biggest game yet for watching a potential HR turned single. This will be a GOOD LESSON for a young player with TONS of talent. Snitker Cares about Ñ, THE TEAM & sends a message to everyone about playing the game the right way. #ChopOn— Paul Byrd (@PaulByrd36) August 18, 2019He subsequently was thrown out attempting to steal second.Adam Duvall entered the game to replace Acuña in the leadoff spot. Duvall went in to play left field, with Rafael Ortega shifting over to center. Related News Acuña certainly isn’t the first player benched for failing to hustle. But the 21-year-old star’s bat (35 home runs, .913 OPS) and defense more than make up for rare mental lapses in the field. Chris Sale injury update: Red Sox lefty goes on IL, team not sure if he’ll return this year Vladimir Guerrero Jr. injury update: Blue Jays star day-to-day after injuring knee Braves manager Brian Snitker benched outfielder Ronald Acuña in the fifth inning Sunday against the Dodgers, apparently because he failed to hustle on a play earlier in the game. Joey Votto injury update: Reds place infielder (back) on 10-day IL Ronald Acuña Jr. was pulled by Braves manager Brian Snitker seemingly for not hustling out of the box in his last AB(via @FOXSportsBraves)— SI MLB (@si_mlb) August 18, 2019Acuña hit a ball off the wall in the third inning but paused for a few seconds to admire the blast, thinking it was a home run. He was held to a single.last_img

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