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Dan Uggla stays hot, extends hitting streak to 25 games

Aug 3, 2011, 5:17 PM EDT

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His season totals are still incredibly ugly because that’s what happens when you take a .173 batting average into mid-July, but Dan Uggla extended his hitting streak to 25 games this afternoon by going 2-for-4 with a three-run homer.

During the 25-game streak Uggla is now 34-for-96 (.354) with 11 homers, five doubles, and 10 walks, raising his batting average from .173 to .215 and his OPS from .568 to .709.

He ranks sixth among NL hitters with 23 homers, although Uggla also leads the league in errors by a second baseman (12) and ranks fifth in outs made.

Still, it’s a helluva turnaround.

  1. crysisorigins - Aug 3, 2011 at 7:22 PM

    Strangely enough, the Braves are 13-12 in those games.

  2. baseballisboring - Aug 3, 2011 at 8:12 PM

    Guys with his profile don’t typically age well, but I figured with his track record and being only 31 he was gonna start turning it around at some point.

  3. ditto65 - Aug 3, 2011 at 9:58 PM

    Almost half way there!

    • Old Gator - Aug 3, 2011 at 11:34 PM

      To where? Shibboleth?

      We’re marching, marching to Shibboleth
      With the eagle and the sword!
      We’re praising Zion till the death
      Until we meet our last reward….

      – Austin, Bergman, Ossman and Proctor

      • natstowngreg - Aug 4, 2011 at 9:11 AM

        So Mrs. Robinson, Joltin’ Joe left and went away to Shibboleth, hey hey hey?

      • Old Gator - Aug 4, 2011 at 11:49 AM

        The song doesn’t say where he went away to so Shibboleth is as good a guess as any. Unless, that is, they stuck him in a cryogenics cylinder someplace and use his head as a paperweight once in a while.

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