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Uggla extends streak to 33 games

Posted on: August 13, 2011 7:29 pm
Edited on: August 14, 2011 12:13 am
 
Dan UgglaBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Braves second baseman Dan Uggla has extended his hitting streak to 33 games with a first-inning single off of Cubs' starter Randy Wells. He added a solo homer in the fourth inning, his 15th home run during the streak and 27th overall.

Only 18 players have ever had longer hitting streaks than Uggla's, whose is the longest since 2006 when Philadelphia's Chase Utley hit in 35 consecutive games. That same season, Utley's teammate, Jimmy Rollins, had a 38-game hitting streak come to an end. Rollins hit in the final 36 games of the 2005 season and the first two of the 2006 season.

With a 3-2 count, Uggla hit a liner into center. It was the 13th time in the streak he has gotten a hit in his first plate appearance.

"I ain't complaining about getting them out of the way in the first inning either," Uggla told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "It takes a little bit of the edge off."

Uggla finished 2 for 3 with a walk and was hit by a pitch. Uggla is now hitting .232 on the season. 

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 1:19 pm
 

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Since: May 28, 2011
Posted on: August 13, 2011 8:13 pm
 

Uggla extends streak to 33 games

Still a long way to go to set a new record, but I hope he gets it.  With the disgusting start to the season he had, he certainly deserves this.  I gave up on him in fantasy too early as I traded him....Then my other 2B got hurt (Weeks)  So now I am wishing I woulda held onto him :(



Since: Aug 6, 2008
Posted on: August 13, 2011 8:11 pm
 

Uggla extends streak to 33 games

Warm up the catsup!


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