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Uggla's hitting streak to 29

Posted on: August 8, 2011 8:39 pm
Edited on: August 8, 2011 10:48 pm
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Dan UgglaBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Dan Uggla extended his hitting streak to 29 games with an infield single in the fifth inning of the Braves game in Florida.

Uggla hit a dribbler off of Marlins starter Brad Hand to Marlins shortstop Emilio Bonifacio and beat it out. It was his fourth infield single of the team's current road trip.

Uggla's hitting streak is the second-longest in the majors this season behind Los Angeles' Andre Ethier earlier this season. He's just two games short of the Atlanta record of hits in 31 consecutive games set by Rico Carty in 1971.

Uggla walked in his first at-bat of the game and then grounded out to Hand to end the Braves' four-run second. He finished the game 1 for 3.

Against Tuesday's starter for the Marlines, Clay Hensley, Uggla is 2 for 8 with a home run and a walk. 

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 4:06 pm
 

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Since: Jul 26, 2011
Posted on: August 9, 2011 12:18 pm
 

Uggla's hitting streak to 29

Update:  Turns out this morning on a National Radio Broadcast Sports talk show, the content of my post yesterday was the topic of one of their conversations.  None of this was knock on Dan Uggla for me but more a commentary on what we are talking about these days. Why can't we spend time on the Triple Crown, or Home Run chase and maybe have a couple of Cy Young contenders.  The answer to that is we don't have the lights out pitcher or Henderson stealing bases to fill our discussions.  Maybe 
baseball became a team sport and that is how my Giants won the World Series last year. (Had to get that in there)




Since: Jul 26, 2011
Posted on: August 8, 2011 11:06 pm
 

Uggla's hitting streak to 29

Uggla's hitting streak to 29 and overall is still hitting .220.  A hitting streak is fantastic and Uggla is a good ballplayer.  I can't see hitting .220 an accomplishment that can be overlooked just because a hitting streak appeared.  He is either really fast or the infields he hits agianst are really slow, maybe a little of both?  Gotta think that Dan Uggla would rather be looking down on Philly than up at them and chasing Rico's record.  SFFAN2416



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