Braves second baseman Dan Uggla provided a three-run homer in a four-run first inning during Monday's 5-1 win against the Twins. It was his eighth home run and fourth in May.
Unfortunately, Uggla's home run was just his second hit in his last eight games since having a seven-game hit streak end May 9. Uggla is batting .071 (2 for 28) with one double, one home run and four RBI in his last eight games.
“Uggla was a huge disappointment in 2012 going down from 6 straight seasons of 30+ HRs to finish with 19. Dan decided to drop 10 LBS to get into better playing shape and maybe whip his bat across the strike zone a little quicker. Hard to imagine him hitting less than 20 HRs in back-to-back seasons.”