Major League Baseball started the second month of the season yesterday, and one can start to see how things will pan out over the season. The unfortunate part for the Atlanta Braves is that neither B.J. Upton nor Dan Uggla has produced so far this season.
Upton and Uggla both went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in Wednesday's loss to the Washington Nationals. That dropped Uggla's average to .163 and Upton's to .138.
They also happen to be the two highest paid players on the team.
Upton has struck out in 18 of his last 40 at-bats, and Uggla has failed to record a hit in four of his last five games.
The good news for Upton is that he's 10-for-31 lifetime against Nationals starter Dan Haren, who is scheduled for Thurdsay's series finale, and five of those hits have been homers. As for Uggla, May has traditionally been his hottest month for hitting. His average is .271 with 40 homers in 199 May games.
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