Acuña's up-and-down homestand has storybook ending

The Morning Show w/ John & Hugh
August 23, 2019 - 6:59 am
Atlanta Braves Outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr.

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The Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins last night, 3-2, and wrapped up an interesting nine-game homestand. They took 2 of 3 from both the Mets and the Dodgers before sweeping the Marlins.

It was especially notable for Ronald Acuña Jr. who had quite the up-and-down set of games.

Acuña, who was benched for not running out what he thought would be a home run ball, also was drilled with a first-pitch fastball and hit a walkoff winner.

John Fricke and Hugh Douglas discussed the home stand for Acuña and how it played itself out.

"You talk about a moment, you couldn't have scripted it better," says Hugh. "From the way his series started to the way it ended. First pitch you get hit, last pitch he wins the game. That's a Hollywood script right there. That's a movie!"