Ronald Acuña’s tweet after sweeping Marlins is pure gold

Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña Mandatory Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports
Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña Mandatory Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports /

Braves star Ronald Acuña will not miss facing the Marlins

The Marlins made a habit of hitting Acuña this season, plunking the rising star with pitches at double the rate of the rest of baseball. Acuña rightfully displayed some frustration around this fact, and even paused to question Sandy Alcantara during Game 1. Alcantara responded with some serious fighting words, but nothing ever came of it. In this case, perhaps it’s a good thing Acuña can take out his frustration on social media.

Acuña sent a clear message on Twitter after downing the Marlins. Post-Game 1, Acuña channeled Conor McGregor in his response. After the series sweep, Acuña was far less kind. Enter Dame Dolla.

There’s nothing better than waving goodbye to a rival

Marlins-Braves is set up to be the NL East rivalry of the future, with both teams featuring a ton of young talent. This isn’t to take anything away from the Phillies, Mets and last season’s World Series champions, the Washington Nationals, but the Braves have won the last three division titles, while the Marlins possess a top farm system and are among the youngest teams in all of baseball.

Acuña and the Marlins pitching staff collectively hate each other. The right-handed slugger dominates Miami pitching, while the Marlins are literally willing to induce pain on Acuña to avoid letting him display his power.

What’s made the Braves even more dangerous this postseason is their ability to shut down the opposition, as well as score with the best of them. Atlanta’s pitching staff was deemed a weakness heading into the playoffs, but Max Fried, Ian Anderson and Steven Wright have proven up to the challenge so far. Acuña can celebrate as much as he wants as long as that continues to happen.

Ronald Acuña Jr. ending Marlins season would be sweet justice. dark. Next