While the Braves lost their weekend series against the Mets, Ronald Acuña Jr. and Eddie Rosario had some fun at the expense of New York baseball fans.
You have to hand it to Acuña and Co., they’re enjoying their one time around the sun as World Series champions. Whether that time period lasts longer will be dependent on how they finish the season.
Atlanta lost four of five games against the NL East-leading Mets this weekend at Citi Field. With that long series victory, the Mets division lead ballooned to 6.5 games, leaving the Braves squarely focused on the NL Wild Card for now.
Yet, early on in the weekend set, Acuña and Rosario had some fun at the Mets expense.
Braves remain confident despite series defeat to Mets
While Brian Snitker’s crew did lose the weekend set in tough fashion, they have been here before. Last season, a late run helped Atlanta take the NL East, and eventually propelled them to a World Series run.
Spencer Strider said it best on Sunday, after yet another loss at the hands of a tough New York lineup: “[There were] a lot of weird hits. [The Mets] seem to be having a lot of luck right now offensively. That’s great. It’s August. (We’ll) see what things are like in October,” Strider said, per Justin Toscano of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
That’s right — as impressive as this regular-season display was by New York, it’s still the regular season. Acuña and Co. have been there, and done that, which is why they can point to their ring fingers and mock the opposition, for now.
There’s more baseball to come between these two teams, starting in just a few weeks on Aug. 15.