Dapper Dan Man: It looked touch and go there for a little while, but the Braves got over the RISP hump and did some much-needed clutch hitting. Naturally it was Dan Uggla who got on base all four times… wait, Dan Uggla! That’s right, Uggla hit safely in every game against L.A., going 5-for-13 with 3 home runs, including two homers in Sunday’s contest. Would the Dodgers like to trade for a second baseman? Actually, when Dan gets hot he usually gets really hot, so here’s hoping for a few more weeks of elevated play.
J-Hey climbing: Another one of our sub-.200 men is finally at the Mendoza line. Jason Heyward has hit in seven straight games, going 12-for-29 (.414) over that span to raise his average from .142 to .200 in just a week. Maybe he’s finally past that slump he’s had since spring training, and past the fatigue that was likely present after his appendectomy.
Boggs boggles in the ninth: Gwinnett lost, in fact they got pounded 16-to-5. Ten of those runs came off of Sean Gilmartin, for this ugly line: 3.2IP, 9H, 10R, 9ER, 3BB, 2SO, 1HR. Two more relievers gave up runs in every inning until the ninth, when outfielder Brandon Boggs took the mound for Gwinnett and shut down the Clippers, giving up a walk and a hit.
M-Braves still playing: The Mississippi game was suspended in the fourth, and will be made up today.
Elander walks off: Rome won in dramatic walk-off fashion. The guy I was just raving about yesterday, Josh Elander, helped tie the game with an RBI single in the eighth. Then with two on and two outs and a 2-1 count in the ninth inning, Elander launched a massive home run to left field, his 10th of the year, to win the game 6-3. The dude is for reals.
Chris picked up a Hank: My go-to source on Braves baseball cards went to a card show and picked up this Hank Aaron card. It looks awesome.