Ronald Acuña Jr. Stuns Again and Lights Up Dodger Stadium

In a display of sheer athletic prowess, Ronald Acuña Jr. struck gold for the third consecutive night at the iconic Dodger Stadium

by Faruk Imamovic
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Ronald Acuña Jr. Stuns Again and Lights Up Dodger Stadium
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In a display of sheer athletic prowess, Ronald Acuña Jr. struck gold for the third consecutive night at the iconic Dodger Stadium. His home run was just the tip of the iceberg in a thrilling game that witnessed the Atlanta Braves outclass the L.A.

team in a 4-2 victory.

Unparalleled Power on Display

Acuña's home run wasn't just any run of the mill shot. The ball travelled a staggering 454 feet to center field, blasting off his bat at an unbelievable 121.2 mph.

To put it into context, this was recorded as the hardest-hit ball in the major leagues this year. When confronted about this Herculean feat, Acuña humbly responded through an interpreter, "I never imagined that was going to be the exit velocity on it.

But yeah, I hit it hard." While Acuña's skill was undoubtedly the talk of the game, he wasn't the only star that night. Orlando Arcia's three-run shot in the 10th inning played a pivotal role in sealing the Braves' victory.

On his performance, Arcia commented, "I feel I always go out here and every at-bat, focus. And in those situations, do everything I can to help the team win." When it came to Acuña's homer, Arcia had just one word: "Unbelievable."

The Braves' Soaring Success

The Braves are riding high on success.

This win against L.A. marked their sixth consecutive victory, setting them apart as the first major league team to secure 90 wins this season. It's worth noting that the Braves have maintained this momentum, having secured 90 or more victories in four of the last five full seasons, with the exception being the pandemic-shortened 60-game regular season in 2020.

Atlanta manager, Brian Snitker, attributed their victories to the team's consistent performance, saying, "It's how we continue to play really good baseball all year. It's been a solid year. Our mission is not over." Snitker expressed immense pride in his team, highlighting their dedication, consistency, and energy, but also noted, "Haven't accomplished anything yet."

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