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Ronald Acuna Jr. of the Atlanta Braves Suffered Left Pinky Finger Contusion

Introduction

On Saturday, May 8th, 2021 the Atlanta Braves were taking on their division rivals in the Philadelphia Phillies from Truist Field located in Cumberland, Georgia. During the 7th inning of the ball game the Atlanta Braves young and highly talented superstar outfielder, Ronald Acuna Jr., was hit by a pitch on his left hand from a 98 mile per hour fastball from the Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Sam Coonrod.

Acuna Jr. immediately fell back following being hit by the pitch as he was holding his left hand in obvious excruciating pain. Ronald was escorted off of the field to receive instantaneous medical attention from the team physicians of the Atlanta Braves.

Luckily, for both Ronald as well as the Atlanta Braves the initial x – rays indicated that there were no fractures in his left hand, and that he had suffered a painful left pinky finger contusion. Acuna Jr. is currently listed as day – to – day as he continues to recover from this minor injury. The Atlanta Braves ended up winning the baseball game on Saturday night versus the Philadelphia Phillies with a final score of 8 to 7.

Media Statement from the Manager of the Atlanta Braves Brian Snitker

"He was in good shape when I saw him after the game,'' says the manager of the Atlanta Brave ball club, Brian Snitker. "... I think we dodged the bullet. I think the ball hit the end of the bat and pinched his finger a little... Hopefully he'll be right back in there tomorrow.''

Ronald Acuna Jr.’s Baseball Career Achievements, Honors, and Awards

  • MLB All – Star (2019)
  • 2 Time All – MLB Second Team (2019, 2020)
  • National League Rookie of the Year (2018)
  • 2 Time Silver Slugger Award (2019, 2020)
  • National League Stolen Base Leader (2019)
  • MLB 30 – 30 Club (2019)

Current MLB Standings as of Sunday, May 9th, 2021

American League East

Boston Red Sox 21 – 13 0 Games Behind

Toronto Blue Jays 17 – 15 3 Games Behind

New York Yankees 17 – 16 3.5 Games Behind

Tampa Bay Rays 18 – 17 3.5 Games Behind

Baltimore Orioles 15 – 18 5.5 Games Behind

American League Central

Chicago White Sox 18 – 13 0 Games Behind

Cleveland Indians 18 – 14 0.5 Games Behind

Kansas City Royals 16 – 16 2.5 Games Behind

Minnesota Twins 12 – 20 6.5 Games Behind

Detroit Tigers 10 – 24 9.5 Games Behind

American League West

Oakland Athletics 21 – 14 0 Games Behind

Seattle Mariners 18 – 16 2.5 Games Behind

Houston Astros 17 – 16 3 Games Behind

Texas Rangers 17 – 18 4 Games Behind

Los Angeles Angels 14 – 17 5 Games Behind

National League East

New York Mets 15 – 13 0 Games Behind

Philadelphia Phillies 18 – 16 0 Games Behind

Atlanta Braves 16 – 17 1.5 Games Behind

Miami Marlins 15 – 17 2 Games Behind

Washington Nationals 13 – 16 2.5 Games Behind

National League Central

St. Louis Cardinals 20 – 14 0 Games Behind

Milwaukee Brewers 18 – 16 2 Games Behind

Chicago Cubs 17 – 16 2.5 Games Behind

Cincinnati Reds 15 – 16 3.5 Games Behind

Pittsburgh Pirates 13 – 19 6 Games Behind

National League West

San Francisco Giants 20 – 13 0 Games Behind

San Diego Padres 18 – 16 2.5 Games Behind

Los Angeles Dodgers 17 – 16 3 Games Behind

Arizona Diamondbacks 15 – 18 5 Games Behind

Colorado Rockies 12 – 21 8 Games Behind

At the moment the Atlanta Braves are only 1.5 games out of first place in the highly contested National League East division of Major League Baseball. They are currently right behind the Philadelphia Phillies and then the New York Mets who are leading the division presently. It is along grind of a season with 162 regular season games to get through so a lot can happen from now until the MLB playoff picture begins to fall in to place.

Odds to Win the MLB 2021 World Series

According to Intertops sportsbook below are the odds to win the MLB 2021 World Series as of Sunday, May 9th, 2021. Currently the Atlanta Braves have the 6th highest odds to win it all for this exciting 162 game regular season of Major League Baseball in addition to the 2021 MLB playoffs. The Philadelphia Phillies’ odds are not as good as they have the 15th highest odds to win this year’s MLB World Series in the eyes of the Intertops book makers.

Team Odds
Los Angeles Dodgers +350
New York Yankees +600
San Diego Padres +750
New York Mets +850
Chicago White Sox +1000
Atlanta Braves +1400
Oakland Athletics +1400
Houston Astros +1600
Toronto Blue Jays +1800
St Louis Cardinals +1800
Tampa Bay Rays +2000
Milwaukee Brewers +2000
Boston Red Sox +2000
Minnesota Twins +2500
Philadelphia Phillies +2800
Cincinnati Reds +3300
Cleveland Indians +3300
Los Angeles Angels +3500
Washington Nationals +4000
Chicago Cubs +4500
Kansas City Royals +5000
San Francisco Giants +5000
Miami Marlins +5500
Seattle Mariners +7500
Baltimore Orioles +12500
Arizona Diamondbacks +15000
Texas Rangers +17500
Detroit Tigers +25000
Colorado Rockies +30000
Pittsburgh Pirates +30000

 

Sources:

“Ronald Acuna Jr. hit by pitch, day-to-day with left pinkie finger contusion”, espn.com, May 8, 2021.

“Ronald Acuna Jr.”, baseball-reference.com, May 9, 2021.

“MLB Standings 2021”, espn.com, May 9, 2021.

“United States, MLB Futures, MLB 2021 World Series: To Win Outright”, intertops.eu, May 9, 2021.


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