Sport Ronald Acuña Jr. leads the MLB in home runs this season after recent bomb (Video)

05:30  05 may  2021
05:30  05 may  2021 Source:   fansided.com

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Atlanta Braves slugger Ronald Acuña Jr. hit his tenth homer in Tuesday's game against the Washington Nationals, sending him to the top of league scoreboards.

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On Tuesday night, Braves pitcher Huascar Ynoa and Nationals pitcher Joe Ross had a little duel of their own, both dealing zeros through the first four innings. That is, until Atlanta brought out their not-so-secret weapon: Acuña Jr. stepped up to the plate at the top of the fifth and broke the deadlock, crushing a fly ball over the wall in right-center to put the Braves ahead, 1-0.

Acuña Jr. is the first player to reach double-digits in home runs this season, breaking what was a six-way tie atop the MLB leaderboard. Acuña Jr.'s brilliance has not been lost on fans, as some are already speculating to see if he can put together a 40/40 season this year.

Did the Phillies throw at Ronald Acuña on purpose?

  Did the Phillies throw at Ronald Acuña on purpose? Atlanta Braves star Ronald Acuña was nearly hit on consecutive pitches, and eventually left the game after taking one on the hand. Sam Coonrod clearly didn't take too kindly to Acuña homering off of him in their last faceoff on April 11, or at least it would seem given the resu lt on Saturday night. The Phillies did not order Coonrod to plunk Acuña, especially on the hand, but two pitches high and tight suggest an unfriendly nature to this relationship. The Phillies go way inside twice and hit Ronald Acuña Jr. on the hand with a 97-mph fastball. pic.twitter.

Ronald Acuña Jr. sends another one into the stands and leads league home run rankings

For his stellar performances last month, Acuña Jr. was named one of April's top players, along with Twins outfielder Bryan Buxton – it's actually the first Player of the Month award for the 23-year-old, and he's the second straight Braves player to win it.

Atlanta's do-it-all star now leads the league in homers (10) and runs (26) and maintains a slugging percentage of 0.708 this season. Whether or not he wins the National League MVP, there will never be a shortage of highlight videos for this man: he just keeps on slugging night after night.

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