Byrd: Rather Acuña slump now than in postseason

The Midday Show w/ Andy & Randy
September 05, 2019 - 1:32 pm

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Ronald Acuña Jr. ended his 0-for-15 hitting streak on Tuesday with a leadoff triple and a walk in his four at-bats against the Toronto Blue Jays. 

Is what Acuña is going through a rookie wall or just something all baseball players go through?

"I think it's just something baseball players go through," FOX Sports South Braves analyst Paul Byrd said. "There's just a time where good hitters will go through a 2-3 week slump."

Acuña is batting .167/.274/.319 dating back to August 14. He's had only 12 hits and 27 strike outs in that span. 

"This is not something I think 'oh gosh, he's lost. They've figured him out.' It's not like that at all. It's just a little slump and he should be fine, and it's just a question of when he gets going."

"I would rather him be slumping now than in the postseason."