Acuña has actually not played considering that straining his abdominal muscle going back to the very first base bag on a pickoff attempt Sunday night. While he would go around to rating, Acuña was eliminated from the series finale vs. the Chicago Cubs almost a week back. Acuña was held out of the Braves last two video games vs. the New York Yankees for precautionary reasons, as well as due to the cold weather condition.
As anticipated, Acuña will bat leadoff and play ideal field for Atlanta. Atlanta may just be 8-10 on the season, but the Braves are only one video game back of the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies for the NL East lead.
RF Ronald Acuña Jr.
1B Freddie Freeman.
LF Marcell Ozuna.
2B Ozzie Albies.
SS Dansby Swanson.
CF Guillermo Heredia.
3B Austin Riley.
C Alex Jackson.
SP Huascar Ynoa.
Ronald Acuna Jr., Atlanta Braves. (Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports).
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Ronald Acuña Jr. is back in the Atlanta Braves lineup after missing out on the last 2 games.
Atlanta Braves fans need to celebrate, as right fielder Ronald Acuña Jr. is back in the starting lineup.
As anticipated, Acuña will bat leadoff and play right field for Atlanta. Freddie Freeman will hit second and play first base. Left fielder Marcell Ozuna slots in the No. 3 hole. 2nd baseman Ozzie Albies will be striking cleanup. Shortstop Dansby Swanson bats 5th vs. the group who drafted him in the Arizona Diamondbacks. Center fielder Guillermo Heredia will round out the middle of the order.
Austin Riley will hit seventh and play third base. The battery tonight for Atlanta will be Alex Jackson behind the dish batting 8th and right-hander Huascar Ynoa batting ninth. Atlanta might just be 8-10 on the season, however the Braves are only one game back of the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies for the NL East lead. Getting a series victory over the Snakes will truly assist.
With Acuña back in ideal field and striking leadoff, Braves Country can be delighted about Friday night.
Atlanta Braves lineup upon Ronald Acuña Jr.s Friday return.
Acuña has actually not played since straining his stomach muscle going back to the first base bag on a pickoff attempt Sunday night. While he would walk around to rating, Acuña was eliminated from the series finale vs. the Chicago Cubs nearly a week ago. Acuña was held out of the Braves last two games vs. the New York Yankees for precautionary factors, along with due to the winter.
With 4 days worth of rest, Acuña will formally make his triumphant go back to the lineup Friday.