VIDEO: Jose Urena Plunks Ronald Acuna With First Pitch, Avoids Giving Up Leadoff HR

via Fox Sports Braves/ Twitter

I don’t want to get everyone’s hopes up, but we might see a legit brawl during tonight’s Marlins-Braves game.

All people wanted to see heading into this game is rookie sensation Ronald Acuna swat more homers, and possibly extend his lead-off home run streak to four games. But dreams of the latter ended quickly after Jose Urena drilled Acuna with a 97 mph fastball with his first pitch:

The first pitch of the night to Ronald Acuña Jr.

Clearly intentional.

— FOX Sports: Braves (@FOXSportsBraves) August 15, 2018

That, of course, brought the Braves out to confront Urena over the bush-league move. He would eventually get tossed after an umpires’ meeting:

Tensions flare at SunTrust Park as Ronald Acuña Jr. is hit on the elbow with a fastball from Marlins starter Jose Urena.

The benches clear as both teams meet at the mound. #Braves | #ChopOn

— FOX Sports: Braves (@FOXSportsBraves) August 15, 2018

For what it’s worth, Urena is tied for fifth-most hit batters in the MLB so he does have a history of beaning guys. That being said, hitting someone who has 8 home runs in his last eight games with your first pitch looks bad, to say the least.

The good news for Acuna is his home run streak remains alive:

According to @EliasSports, Ronald Acuña Jr.'s streak of 5 straight games with a HR does not end with tonight's game due to the fact that his only PA was a HBP.

— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) August 16, 2018

We will update this post if blood is shed during the contest.

Update: Acuna was forced to leave the game after the first inning.

Ronald Acuña Jr. is leaving the game after finishing out the first inning. He started walking towards the dugout.

Adam Duvall is on to replace him in left field. #Braves | #ChopOn

— FOX Sports: Braves (@FOXSportsBraves) August 16, 2018

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