Instead Uggla walked to the plate and sent the first pitch he saw back up the middle for a 2 run single off of Marlins starter Anibal Sanchez which ended up giving the Braves the lead for good. Uggla went on to collect two more singles on the night that he tied Rico Carty for the Atlanta record of longest hitting streaks at 31.
“It’s crazy,” Uggla said. “Is that one of the things I thought of when I first got over here? No obviously not. But it’s a cool thing. It’s an awesome organization, and to have some kind of record with an organization like this one is really special.”
But Uggla has one more Braves milestone to aim for, as he’s still looking up at the club’s franchise record of 37 games set by Tommy Holmes in 1945.
Uggla tallied as many hits in his 5 at bats last night as he had had over his previous 3 games, spanning 14 at bats. Atlanta has Thursday night off before they begin a weekend series at home against the Cubs.
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