The Atlanta Braves took over sole possession of first place in the NL East standings on Monday with a doubleheader sweep of the Miami Marlins. Ronald Acuna Jr played a huge part with a pair of leadoff home runs while Mike Foltynewicz pitched eight strong innings in the nightcap. Here is what both players had to say after the game.
“I’m very grateful and proud of the accomplishment and it is something that is not given to you and you have to work hard for it.”— FOX Sports: Braves (@FOXSportsBraves) August 14, 2018
— Ronald Acuña Jr. chats with @Voceroy and Franco Garcia after his career day against the Marlins. #Braves | #ChopOn pic.twitter.com/SkNcXhPIPr
Ronald Acuna Jr.
“They are having fun playing baseball and they are doing what they love to do.”— FOX Sports: Braves (@FOXSportsBraves) August 14, 2018
— @Braves manager Brian Snitker on his young stars and the team's overall hot streak. #Braves | #ChopOn pic.twitter.com/uBJ2biraeE
“A blind squirrel finds a nut every once in a while.”— FOX Sports: Braves (@FOXSportsBraves) August 14, 2018
—Mike Foltynewicz jokes about his standing ovation after his RBI single and his performance on the mound tonight. #Braves | #ChopOn pic.twitter.com/9DSCbl7DUW