Aaron Nola is one of the MLB’s best starting pitchers, but if he had to face Ronald Acuña every time out, he’d be in deep water. Last week, when Nola started against the Braves, Acuña launched one to begin the game well over 400+ feet. This afternoon, Acuña started the scoring again – this time in the fourth inning – with an absolute tank job into the second level over the left-field wall. Take a look:
One half of the 40/40 season is complete for the Pheñom pic.twitter.com/eODd2DLg4U
— FOX Sports South (@FOXSportsSouth) September 19, 2019
That is home run number 40 for the Braves 21-year-old superstar. Half of the trek to the 40/40 club is complete. Now, Acuña only needs three more steals to become the youngest player ever to have 40 home runs and 40 steals in a single season. With eight games remaining and the division in hand, I’m expecting the Braves to send him at will every time he reaches base.