Pure speed: Ronald Acuña Jr.’s stolen base that left the entire diamond paralyzed (Video) | The USA Print

Pure speed: Ronald Acuña Jr.'s stolen base that left the entire diamond paralyzed (Video)

In the 2017 season in Venezuela Ronald Acuna Jr. he was only three stolen bases away from achieving the long-awaited “40-40” (40 home runs and 40 stolen bases). The rhythm that the 25-year-old baseball player has in this 2023 suggests that he could approach that mark again.

Acuña Jr. already has 19 stolen bases in 47 games this 2023 and is the second of all the Major Leagues only behind esteury ruiz. this monday before los angeles dodgers he achieved a new stolen base and in an incredible way that left the entire diamond paralyzed without knowing what was happening.

It was the bottom of the fifth inning, Acuña Jr. was running at first base and his partner Matt Olson in the batter’s box, the Dodgers pitcher Gavin Stone he gave Olson the bad four to go to first, forcing Acuña Jr. to go to second.

However the Venezuelan he quickened his trot, put into a fast gear and quickly reached third base taking advantage of the carelessness of the Dodgers third baseman Max Muncy. By the time Acuña Jr. made it safely to base, the entire infield was stunned and unresponsive to the fast run from the Atlanta Braves player.

Ronald’s stolen base meant one more run for the Braves, although they still couldn’t avoid losing to the Dodgers 8-6 in the SunTrust Park of Atlanta. The Georgia team is the leader of the East Division of the National League with a record of 29 wins and 18 losses, it is 4.5 games ahead of the New York Mets.

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For his part, Acuña Jr. is having an excellent season averaging .342 (second best average in the entire MLB), with 63 hits, 11 home runs and 27 RBIs.

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