The Braves’ Ronald Acuña Jr. has been raking as of late, hitting .471/.514/1.235 (!) over his last eight games, with eight homers over that time frame. He’s also led off with a homer in each of his last three games against the Marlins. In some players’ Weird Baseball Logic, that means, accordingly, Acuña deserves to get smacked with a 98 mph fastball to the elbow the next time he faces a Marlins pitcher, which is exactly what happened on Wednesday. Acuña would eventually have to leave the game as a result.
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One of those Weird Baseball Logic Havers? None other than Keith Hernandez. He’s got some Takes:
Keith is no stranger to The Takes. Remember when he said that women “don’t belong in the dugout”?