It ain't over 'til it's over, so they say. Just ask Ronald Acuña Jr. and the Atlanta Braves, who entered the ninth inning of the back half of their double-header at Progressive Field in Cleveland Saturday trailing 7-3 and all but dead to rights. After a two-run single by Ozzie Albies and a Freddie Freeman walk with the bases loaded, it was time for the #Pheñom to finish things off.
Effervescent stuff from the 2018 NL Rookie of the Year!
Albies and Acuña each entered the final frame 0-4 on the night, as the Tribe had more or less run circles around the seemingly hapless Braves all day long. They took the first game of the set 8-4, and were closing in on an even more convincing victory.
“You can't sit on a lead and run a few plays into the line and just kill the clock. You've got to throw the ball over the plate and give the other man his chance. That's why baseball is the greatest game of them all." pic.twitter.com/rUpbKuVIe4— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) April 21, 2019
But clutch is as clutch does. And on the night, the visitors had the last laugh thanks to their relentless youth movement.