Ronald Acuña Jr. is absolutely beyond-belief unbelievable.
Perhaps you remember his career day in Philadelphia when he homered three times in a doubleheader. Then, there was the unforgettable bomb against Gerrit Cole in his first at-bat back from the injured list.
Once again, Acuña has now out-done himself. Indeed, Mike Trout is still Mike Trout. However it’s hard to say there is a more electrifying talent in the game at the moment even with Fernando Tatis Jr. trying to close fast on the Atlanta Braves’ franchise centerpiece.
Therefore, allow us to get to what he did on Friday night against the Washington Nationals
Acuña Jr. homered three times, including a lead-off shot in his first at-bat back from a nagging hamstring injury. Moreover, check out his mannerism on the batted ball. It looks like Acuña Jr. thought he popped out. The ball ended up over the centerfield wall.
Still, it was only the beginning to the damage he would do. Twice more – Acuña Jr. would go deep – with each home run being a bit more impressive then the first. Here is a look at all three.
Home Run no. 1:
Home Run no. 2:
Home Run no. 3:
Now, Acuña is up to eight homers on the year and carrying an Atlanta team that has some lackluster starting pitching and is missing Ozzie Albies from the lineup.
Sure, the Braves split the twin bill with the lowly World Champions. And they make not have the guns to make a deep playoff run come October. Still, when it comes to a Ronald Acuña Jr. team, nothing is impossible. This guy has continued to amaze and is one of the most unbelievable young talents I have ever seen in over three decades watching baseball.
Finally – if this is the beginning of a Hall of Fame career – Acuña Jr. added a short chapter to the folklore storybook on Friday night in Atlanta.