Though he may not be doing it in convincing fashion, Dan Uggla’s hit streak is impressive nonetheless. Last night the second baseman was able to once again extend the streak, reaching 30 games. He ties Dodgers slugger Andre Ethier as holding the longest streak of the season.
After striking out and flying out in his first two at bats, Uggla sent a pitch sharply towards the left side of the infield. Emilio Bonifacio was able to snag the grounder but couldn’t get the throw to first in time.
Uggla pushed the streak to 29 in similar fashion Monday night when he hit a slow roller to Bonifacio who again made the play but Uggla was able to leg out the infield single.
While he’s only gone 3-14 with 3 singles over his last 3 games, Uggla has spaced all of his hits out to allow the streak to continue.
30 games have seemed to be a barrier of sorts for streakers in recent years. Since 2003, Albert Pujols, Willy Taveras, Moises Alou, Ryan Zimmerman and Ethier have all had their runs halted in the 31st contest of their streak.
Uggla will try to break through and continue his march tonight when the Braves again take on the Marlins and right hander Anibal Sanchez.
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