Upton, who is making just over $13 million this season, grounded into a double play to end the seventh inning of Monday's loss to the Philadelphia Phillies with two runners on.
Granted, Upton went 10-for-21 in his first five games back from the disabled list after straining adductor muscle. But he's gone back to his old ways with an 0-for-11 line and six strikeouts in his last four games.
Hitting into the double play Monday brought his average with runners in scoring position to 7-for-73 (.096), by far the worst in the Major Leagues. He's also hitting .164 at home, leading some to question if he's just trying too hard at home. That can be countered with his .213 average on the road, which isn't that much better.
Everyone knew how streaky Upton is when he was signed to a five-year deal, but Atlanta needs him to relax and just hit the ball.
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