To the surprise of nobody, Ronald Acuña Jr. was playing through an injury during the NLCS against the Dodgers.
— David O'Brien (@DOBrienATL) October 20, 2020
Acuña was clearly not himself, and it’s ridiculous he was even injured in the first place. I remember the exact play that he re-injured his wrist on — he beat out an infield hit after a missed ball four call. Umpire incompetence might have cost the Braves the series against the Dodgers.
Acuña’s .560 OPS and zero home runs are something that is not typical of a healthy Ronald. He did manage two doubles and five walks, but he struck out six times in 24 at-bats. Acuña was getting under pitches, but it was evident that something wasn’t right. I didn’t want to comment on his performance for that reason; this guy is a warrior and gave it all he could.