Saturday, August 13, 2011

Line of the Day: Dan Uggla: August 12th, 2011

Dan Uggla went 3-for-3 with two home runs to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 10-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs. His first hit, a home run to lead off the second inning, extended his hitting streak to a franchise record 32 games. (video recap)

Line: 3 AB | 3 R | 3 H | 2 RBI; 2 HR | HBP

My fantasy perspective: Uggla's season has definitely been a tale of two halves. His hitting streak actually started prior to the All-Star break, but the numbers are still fascinating. In 92 games prior, he hit .185 with 15 home runs, 34 RBI and a .621 OPS. In 26 games since, he's hitting .371 with 11 home runs, 26 RBI and a 1.122 OPS.

Over the entire span of the streak
, Uggla is batting .370 (47-for-127) with a .379 BABIP, .426 OBP and a .740 SLG. The Braves have gone 19-13 and have a six-game lead in the NL Wild Card standings.

Question: Anyone missing Omar Infante and Mike Dunn now?

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