The sad state is also that after going 11-for-25 over seven games from Aug. 28 – Sept. 3, Upton is 0-for-14 with eight strikeouts in his last four games. His only production has come from a sacrifice fly and a walk which led to a stolen base. That's it.
It's so bad that Upton's batting average is down to .192. His average with runners in scoring position is a miniscule .120. If there has ever been a non-clutch player, it's Upton.
And Uggla has been even worse. Since coming off the disabled list from LASIK surgery, he's hit .133 with nine walks and nine strikeouts in 12 games.
Compare that to Elliot Johnson, who, since being acquired by the Braves, has hit .256 with four RBIs and three stolen bases in 14 games. He's also added some slick defense and a Harry Caray impersonation.
Both Uggla and Upton are sitting for the second straight game Tuesday, which is where they should be. They haven't been able to make the proper adjustments this season, and they'd really be lucky to even sniff the postseason roster.
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