Saturday, July 30, 2011

Dan Uggla Turning Things Around

When the Atlanta Braves and Florida Marlins faced each other last night, Emilio Bonifacio's 26-game hitting streak came to an end.  However, Dan Uggla extended his streak to 20 games.

Uggla had a terrible start to the season, and was hitting below .200 until just recently.  However, he has really turned around his offensive production in July, hitting .297/.379/.582 in 24 games.  During the streak, Uggla has seen his numbers rise from .173/.241/.327 to .206/.278/.396 while hitting 7 of his 19 home runs on the year.

While Uggla is currently a long way from Tommy Holmes' franchise record of 37 games set in 1945, when the Braves were still in Boston, it is certainly nice to see him turning his season around.