Wednesday, 15 August, 2018

Ronald Acuña hits his first big league homer

Report: Braves Call Up Top Prospect Ronald Acuna Ronald Acuna called up to MLB by Braves
Chelsea Rogers | 29 April, 2018, 01:06

Acuña was baseball's top prospect (or #2, depending on whether or not you considered Shohei Ohtani a prospect) heading into 2018, and delivering such a majestic dinger in his second career game is only going to make Braves fans more optimistic and excited about his future. In 17 games, Acuna slashed.232/.321/.304 with one home run, two RBI and four steals over 69 at-bats. We're guessing an autographed ball and/or bat are headed his way.

Acuna-the No. 2 prospect in baseball according to MLB Pipeline-looked ready big league action after posting a ridiculous.432/.519/.727 slash line during spring training.

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Acuna is expected to join the Braves in time for their contest on Wednesday in Cincinnati.

Acuna became the youngest player in the majors when he was called up from Triple-A before the game. On Tuesday, in what turned out to be his last Triple-A game before getting the call, Acuna went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, and a run scored in Gwinnett's 5-2 win over Rochester.

"It's fun to watch", Braves manager Brian Snitker said. He was hit by a pitch to begin the ninth and scored on the go-ahead run on Johan Camargo's second double of the game, a sharp one-hopper that shortstop Cliff Pennington couldn't backhand.

Cincinnati dropped to 5-20 for the first time in franchise history. Joey Votto hit a two-run homer, his second, to left-center field. The Braves' ace has been sharp in three straight starts, and he is carrying a 4.00 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP to go with a 1-1 record in 27 innings logged.

US Concerned About Suspected Iranian Arms Shipment to Syria
They repeatedly blamed the rebels and opposition activists for possessing and deploying chemical weapons . The three governments launched airstrikes into Syria , hitting alleged chemical weapons facilities.

Every Atlanta starter except catcher Kurt Suzuki had at least one hit, including pitcher Sean Newcomb, who also was enjoying watching and being part of the youth movement.

Newcomb gave up four runs, five hits and three walks in six innings.

Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 4 • J.D. Martinez hit a three-run homer, Chris Sale won for the first time in three starts and Boston rallied in Toronto.

UP NEXT: Braves: RHP Julio Teheran (1-1) is to start Friday at Philadelphia.

Bailey's last two starts came against the St. Louis Cardinals, a loss and a no-decision in which he gave up a combined six runs on 11 hits over 12 2/3 innings.

Reds: Cincinnati opens a three-game trip on Friday at Minnesota.

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