Quote of the Day: Jonathan Sanchez is confident

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“We’re going to play San Diego, and we’re going to beat them three
times. If we get to first place, we’re not going to look
back.”

Giants pitcher Jonathan Sanchez, speaking boldly moments after the Giants lost for the fourth time in five games, during which he couldn’t make it out of the fifth.

Oh, and the Giants are 1-7 against San Diego this season.

Ronald Acuña’s CT scan comes back clean

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The Braves announced late this morning that the CT scan on Ronald Acuña’s left elbow came back clear and he is considered day-to-day.

As you have all heard by now, Acuña was pulled from Wednesday night’s game against the Marlins after taking a Jose Urena pitch off his elbow in the bottom of the first inning in what was quite obviously an intentional plunking. Acuña  only suffered a bruise and some swelling. He missed all but that at bat of last night’s game and will likely sit out tonight’s game against the Rockies. It is expected that he’ll be back in action this weekend, however.

Acuña is batting .358/.425/.821 with 12 home runs, 24 RBI, and 25 runs scored over his last 25 games.