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Video: Ronald Acuña Jr. robs J.D. Davis of home run

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Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. made one of the best catches you’ll see this year, robbing J.D. Davis of a solo home run to lead off the top of the sixth inning Thursday night in Atlanta. Davis crushed a Josh Tomlin sinker out to left-center field. Acuña waited for what seemed like an eternity, then leaped to grab the ball just over the fence.

Unfortunately for the Braves, they were already trailing 9-2 at the time, in large part due to Pete Alonso and his five RBI.

Astros trade Jake Marisnick to the Mets

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The Mets and Astros have announced that they’ve completed a trade. The Mets will get outfielder Jake Marisnick from the Astros in exchange for outfielder Kenedy Corona and lefty Blake Taylor.

Marisnick, a seven-year big league veteran, has never hit all that much — his career line is .227/.280/.380 — but he’s a very strong defender at all three outfield positions and can run a good bit. That makes him a decent bench option at least. To the extent the Mets rely on him to be more than a bench guy they’ll get diminishing returns, but the Astros used him a good deal more than your standard 4-5th outfielder and that worked out fine. Really, having a no-hit, plus-defending center fielder is something that even contenders can deal with, even if you’d like some more offense.

Taylor is organizational depth. He turns 25 next season and has only pitched 50 innings above A-ball. Corona was an international signee last year so he’s not near contributing to a contender like Houston.