‘NL MVP is mine’ Acuña JR ‘-1 homer’ to join 30-60 club
Ronald Acuña Jr. (26), who recently lost the National League Most Valuable Player (MVP) honor to Mookie Betts (31), is one win away from becoming the first player in franchise history to do so.
The Atlanta Braves hosted the Colorado Rockies on April 29 (ET) at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado.
Starting in Atlanta’s No. 1 spot in right field, Acuña Jr. went 4-for-5 with a home run, his 29th of the season, and his 60th and 61st stolen bases.
Atlanta combined multi-hit games from Acuña Jr. with Austin Riley, Marcell Osuna, Sean Murphy, Orlando Arcia and Michael Harris II en route to a 14-4 victory.
Acuña Jr. hit his 29th home run of the season and 60th-61st stolen base on the day. He became the fourth player in Major League Baseball history to reach the 20-homer, 60-steal plateau.
He needs just one more home run to become the first 30-homer, 60-steal player in major league history. He has a near-100% chance of accomplishing this feat.
Acuña Jr. started with a grounder to third base in the first inning, drew a walk for his first hit of the game, and then hit a two-run shot over the right-center field fence in the fifth inning. The home run made it 4-2 from 2-2.
Acuña Jr. then stole second after a single to center field in the seventh and again in the eighth after a single to right field. He added a double in the ninth.
That’s one home run and two doubles for the game, bringing his 28 home runs and 59 RBIs to 29 home runs and 61 RBIs. One away from 30 homers and 60 RBIs.
Acuña Jr. also had a big day individually, going 4-for-5 with two long balls and four RBIs. He was batting .335 with a .418 on-base percentage and a .990 OPS.
Atlanta starter Bryce Elder earned his 11th win of the season with the help of his team’s offense, despite allowing four runs in six innings.먹튀검증
Meanwhile, Colorado’s second starter, Carl Kauffman, who pitched three innings starting in the bottom of the third, suffered his fourth loss of the season after allowing three runs in three innings.