Ronald Acuna Jr., Atlanta Braves. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images).
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Brian Snitker was not about to let Ronald Acuña Jr. struck lefty vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday.
Atlanta Braves skipper Brian Snitker rejected Ronald Acuña Jr. his opportunity to bat left-handed vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates in Friday nights 20-1 blowout triumph.
Atlanta Braves: Ronald Acuña Jr. tried to hit lefty, but Brian Snitker stated, “no”.
Even with 19 runs across the board, no lead is safe with this atrocious Braves bullpen and Snitkers increased influence from the Fredi Gonzalez School of Bullpen Management. Would Acuña hitting from the left side against the Pirates in a laughingstock of a video game been a bad appearance for baseball? Who is to say position players hurling meatballs is a great search for the sport, either?
As much as it would have been to lots of baseball fans pleasure to see Acuña park one into The Chophouse from Freddie Freemans batters box, Braves Country does not need to see its best player get drilled on Saturday evening like hes fighting with The Fish. I will state this: Had Acuña gone backyard from the left side of the plate, there is a chance the Pirates would have been relegated.
Save that sweet left-handed home-run swing for the Home Run Derby, now being held in Denver.
The last time the Braves humiliated the Pirates this severely, previous Pittsburgh first baseman Sid Bream slid into home plate in what was Barry Bonds last video game for the team. Ronald Acuña Jr. was going to bat left-handed in the eighth inning prior to Snitker stopped him. Even with 19 runs throughout the board, no lead is safe with this godawful Braves bullpen and Snitkers increased influence from the Fredi Gonzalez School of Bullpen Management.
Ronald Acuña Jr. was going to bat left-handed in the eighth inning before Snitker stopped him. “He attempted. I told him Ive got three grandkids Ive got to execute college.”.
— David OBrien (@DOBrienATL) May 22, 2021.
The last time the Braves humiliated the Pirates this terribly, former Pittsburgh initially baseman Sid Bream slid into home plate in what was Barry Bonds last video game for the team. While it wasnt the Barry Bonds finger to Andy Van Slyke, Snitker essentially wagged the finger at Acuna for thinking he might imitate Larry Walker and struck from the other side of the plate. We were denied achievement.
Acuña went 2-for-5 at the plate with 5 runs batted in and a grand slam vs. Pittsburgh on Friday.