When the Atlanta Braves last played at home, Dan Uggla was riding a pretty neat little hitting streak. That hit streak was still going as the Braves returned home Friday night to take on the Chicago Cubs, and Uggla wasted no time in extending it once again.
Facing Carlos Zambrano in the bottom of the second inning, Uggla fell behind in the count 0-1, when Zambrano made the following mistake:
Uggla pounded that fastball out to center field for his 25th home run. It gave the Braves a 1-0 lead, and it extended Uggla's hitting streak to 32 games. An Atlanta Braves-record 32 games, as Uggla came in tied with Rico Carty at 31. Tommy Holmes holds the franchise record at 37 games, done with the Boston Braves in 1945.
Uggla's hitting streak is the longest in the Majors so far this season. And for good measure, he would homer off Zambrano again in the bottom of the fifth. As of this writing, his OPS is up to a season-high .737.