The bat of Ronald Acuña Jr. (26, Atlanta Braves), who has been slowed by injuries of late, danced. The 38th cannon of the season went off.
Atlanta hosted the Philadelphia Phillies on April 20 at Truiste Park in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. 안전놀이터
Starting in right field for Atlanta, Acuña Jr. hit a solo shot over the left field fence off Christopher Sanchez in the first inning with the score tied at 0-0.
The cannon came four games after he hit his 37th home run on May 13 at Philadelphia. Acuña Jr. had recently missed Games 17 and 18 with a calf injury.
This puts him at 38 homers and 66 steals on the season. He is two homers shy of becoming just the fifth player in history to reach the 40-40 club and two homers and four steals shy of becoming the first 40-70 club.
He is already a member of the first 30-60 club in Major League Baseball history. With 40 home runs, he’s virtually assured of winning the National League Most Valuable Player (MVP) award.
The fact that MVP contender Mookie Betts (31, Los Angeles Dodgers) has been struggling this month also increases his chances of winning the award.