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Dan Uggla wastes no time in extending hitting streak to 31 games

Aug 10, 2011, 7:24 PM EDT

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Dan Uggla delivered a two-run single to center field in the first inning of Wednesday’s game against the Marlins, extending his hitting streak to 31 games.

He’s matched Rico Carty’s Atlanta Braves record by making it to 31, and he’s overtaken Andre Ethier‘s 30-gamer for the longest streak in the majors this season.

Uggla had exactly one hit in each of his previous three games, so he had finished each of the last four games with a batting average right at .220.  The single tonight temporarily moved him up to .221.

Uggla has driven in 29 runs during the streak.


7:50 p.m. EDT update: Uggla had a second single as part of the Braves’ three-run second inning, raising his average to .223.  It’s his first multihit game in four days. For the moment, his average is an even 50 points higher than it was when the streak started. His last 0-for-3 on July 4 left him at .173.

10:19 p.m. EDT update: Uggla added another single in the top of the ninth to finish 3-for-5 in the Braves’ 6-2 victory.  His average jumped from .220 to .224 with the performance.  It’s the highest he’s been at any point this season.

  1. bravesman1983 - Aug 10, 2011 at 8:39 PM

    What a stud.

  2. mississippiguy - Aug 10, 2011 at 10:36 PM

    It’s almost as if the Braves traded for a new player. The difference in this Dan Uggla and the one from earlier in the season is daylight and dark. Keep it up, Dan!

  3. Old Gator - Aug 10, 2011 at 11:02 PM

    And of course his former team turned in another give-a-shit performance, losing their sixth in a row and screwing themselves deeper into the basement of the NL East with every half-hearted performance. You get the feeling watching the Feesh these days that their heads just aren’t in the game, or that their gills aren’t sufficiently well oxygenated or some such thing. They seem like one of those pods of pilot whales that run themselves up on the beach for no particular reason and just lay there. They had the bases loaded twice tonight and generated exactly one run out of both opportunities on a fielder’s choice. Anibal Sanchez didn’t get out of the first inning and in a way, it’s like the culmination of all the terrific performances he’s given the past two months for which his teammates showed him little if any support – it’s as if he feels, even subconsciously, that it’s just not worth knocking himself out anymore. The Feesh’s blaaahhh attitude on the field goes nicely with the perpetual overcast and drizzle they’ve had for the entire homestand.

    I wonder when, after another season of “underperformance” (although that’s based on the team brass’ exaggerated expectations and pronouncements), Scrooge McLoria is going to have to make an example of his general manager, who has proven rather less than a genius than he was coronated in 2003 once the last vestiges of his predecessor Dave Dombrowski’s trades, signings and drafts ran their courses.

    Well, you know it’ll be Beinfest, anyway. Not even Scrooge McLoria would kick his own chihuahua.

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