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#pounditMonday, May 10, 2021

Carlos Martinez upset with lack of ‘respect’ from Ronald Acuna

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Ronald Acuna Jr. is frustrating players on both sides of the NLDS.

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez said after his team’s 7-6 Game 1 win over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night that he was annoyed with the way Acuna rounded the bases after a home run in the 9th. Martinez complained that Acuna’s style was disrespectful.

You can see video of the home run here, which made it a 7-5 game. Acuna slowed up by third base, which bothered Martinez.

Atlanta got another run on a Freddie Freeman homer, but they still came up short.

Martinez gave up all three runs and was no doubt feeling pressure, but his complaint is a common one among pitchers after getting rocked. Just ask Madison Bumgarner.

Beyond upsetting Martinez, Acuna also frustrated his own teammates with his baserunning earlier in the game.


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