Dan Uggla Tries to Keep the Streak Alive
Dan Uggla is on fire.
The Atlanta Braves' second baseman delivered an infield single off Clay Hensley in the fifth inning of his team's 4-3, extra-inning victory over the Florida Marlins Tuesday night, advancing his hitting streak to 30 games.
Uggla finished 1-for-6 against his former club and is batting .220 on the season with 24 home runs and 56 RBI. He was batting .173 when the streak began, which marks the lowest average for any hitter with more than 10 at-bats at the start of a 30-game streak since at least 1918. So.... he sucks but he doesn't.
With his most recent knock, Uggla tied Andre Ethier's streak of 30 games this season, which he will try to pass Wednesday night when the Braves look to sweep the Marlins with Anibal Sanchez on the mound at 7:10pm ET. In three career at at-bats against Sanchez, Uggla struck out once, reached on an error, and nailed a three-run shot.
Fun fact: Tommy Holmes owns the longest streak in Braves history with 37 games. Good luck buddy!
Hey, maybe you can draft him in our $100 freeroll fantasy baseball game this Friday!
[Atlanta Journal Constitution]