The big story on Wednesday was the debut of Ronald Acuna Jr. who jumped on the first pitch he saw and drove it to the track in right center.
Ender Inciarte and Ozzie Albies put the Braves on the board in the first. Johan Camargo extended the lead in the third with this double to left.
This home run gives @albiesozzie97 17 extra-base hits this season, tying the franchise record for most extra-base hits by the end of April. @DaleMurphy3 did it first in 1985 before @RealCJ10 matched the total in 1998. Justin Upton did it last in 2013.#ChopOn pic.twitter.com/taL1taZMss— Atlañta Braves (@Braves) April 26, 2018
Albies struck again in the fifth with his seventh home run of the season. That gave him 17 extra-base hits which tied the franchise record shared by Dale Murphy, Chipper Jones and Justin Upton. Not bad company.
A moment Acuna will never forget. His first major league hit came in the eighth on a single back up the middle.
“He’s an elite defender … and there’s no fear on the base paths. That’s going to be a big plus for us.”— FOX Sports: Braves (@FOXSportsBraves) April 26, 2018
— Brian Snitker on Ronald Acuña Jr.’s debut in @Braves’ win over Reds.#Braves | #ChopOn pic.twitter.com/oUXD4fIRlc
Ronald Acuna Jr.