The Atlanta Braves had a little bit of a scare late in Game 2 of the NLDS against the Philadelphia Phillies.
After trainers came out to have a look at him, Acuna assured them that all was well and remained in the game.
Atlanta won by a final of 3-0 and tied the NLDS at a game apiece.
The series now shifts to Philadelphia for Games 3 and 4.
After the game, Acuna was asked about how his elbow felt, to which he replied, “We won. Everything feels good.”
Ronald Acuña Jr. on how his elbow is feeling after the #Braves' Game 2 victory:
"We won. Everything feels good."
— Grant McAuley (@grantmcauley) October 13, 2022
“Everything Feels Good”
Acuna may be feeling some pain in that elbow, but he isn’t going to let it take him out of the game, especially not after being inactive for the Braves’ incredible run to their first World Series title since 1995 a season ago.
Despite everything, Acuna remained in the game and played a key role in the Braves winning Game 2 to even the series.
For context, Acuna tore his ACL in July of 2021 and was kept out for the remainder of the season, including the Braves’ postseason run.
And he wasn’t going to let being hit in the elbow affect him in any way.
What matters to him is that the Braves won and are heading to Philadelphia with the series even at 1-1, rather than leaving home down 2-0.
One can expect that Acuna will be in the lineup for Game 3.
The Braves have yet to announce their starter, but they’ll be facing Aaron Nola, who was outstanding against St. Louis in the clinching Game 2 of the NL Wild Card Series.