This Is Why Frank Wren Picked Up Dan Uggla

Dan Uggla hit a pinch hit 2-run homer in the top of the ninth to give the Braves a victory over the Reds. But is he back?

Braves fan across the country, including myself, have wondered if the big money Frank Wren gave Dan Uggla the offseason was the right idea. His average has been mostly terrible this season (hovering at about .175), but lately, he's bumped it up to near .200 (the Mendoza line).

It seems as though Dan Uggla has taken the pressure off and is doing what we paid him to do: strikeout, hit home runs, and walk. Over his career, Uggla has struck out consistently, homered around 30 times a year, and walked in between.

With the recent success of Freddie Freeman, and the hopefully soon success of Jason Heyward, Dan Uggla is feeling less pressure, and doing what he does: punish pitchers.

I'm back on the bandwagon and i can say, after installing the Ugglometer, Dan has answered the call, and his batting average is back at .193. If Dan keeps hitting this well, and Freeman, Heyward, Prado, McCann, and Schafer keep doing what they're doing, the Braves WILL win the NL East.

Let's hope Uggla enjoys his recent rest, and continues to hit bombs.

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