Ronald Acuña Jr. and Atlanta Braves make MLB history

With Ronald Acuña Jr. as a key player, the Atlanta Braves is marching steadily forward in the current 2022 Major League Baseball (MLB) regular season. After fulfilling the goal of being champion, the team seeks to consolidate its style of play to continue being competitive in the National League.

One of the important key players for this is the Venezuelan. Although he missed the decisive stage of the 2021 season due to injury, his return under trainer Brian Snitker has been quite the spectacle.

Currently, Atlanta has a record of 36 wins by 27 losses to be in second place in the Eastern Division of the National League, five games behind the New York Mets, the current leaders. Furthermore, they managed to establish a gap of 4.5 games against their closest rival, the Philadelphia Phillies.

Making history…

After beating the Washington Nationals, 10 lines to 4, the Atlanta Braves recorded their 13th straight win to break the record for straight wins by a defending team since the expansion era (1961).

Previously, the record belonged to the Houston Astros in 2018, who won the World Series in 2017. If they continue like this, those from Georgia will be consolidating their favoritism, once again, ahead of the most anticipated October event by all.

Ronald Acuña Jr.’s numbers in Atlanta Braves’ historic streak

A fundamental piece for the growth of Atlanta in this stretch of the season has been the Venezuelan outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. He managed to leave behind the injuries that had him with an irregular performance, to lead the franchise to its best winning streak since 2000, when they managed to reach 15 games won in a row.

In these two victorious weeks for the Braves, Acuña Jr. records a batting average of .288, with four home runs and seven RBIs, a slugging batting average of .556 and an OBP rating of .385. Not bad for his return to MLB 2022.

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