Congrats to the Braves’ highest-paid player, who broke his own team record, set in 2012, for most K’s in a season: 170. And he did it in 78 less AB’s!
That’s not the only record Uggla is chasing. Tonight’s 0-fer dropped his BA to .179, which would tie Rob Deer‘s mark, set in 1991, for the lowest average ever for a hitter with 20 HR. Deer hit three more homers that year than Uggla has in 2013, struck out five more times and had a better OBP, but Dan’s got the former Tigers slugger beat in salary: $13 mil to $1.96 mil.
Uggla since Aug. 1: 95 AB, 10 H (9 singles, 1 HR), 38 K’s
Well done, sir.