Upton, Uggla = NI

The bloom is fading for the Whiff Kids, who have combined this spring for twice as many strikeouts as hits.

Upton entered Saturday 4-for-20 with 8 strikeouts and just one walk. Uggla is 4-for-17 with 7 strikeouts and has one hit in his last 16 plate appearances.

Hitting instructor Greg Walker offered tepid votes of confidence.

On B.J.: “He does some different things in the game than he doesn’t do in BP,” Walker said. “He knows what he’s trying to do, and in the games we’re getting about a third of them that are really good, and then about two-thirds of them he’s spinning. He seems to be getting better and better. We’re trying to get his bad-posture spin out of it.”

On Uggla: “When he came into camp everything was great,” Walker said. “Then he lost it for two or three days.”

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3 Comments on Upton, Uggla = NI

  1. rankin' rob // March 9, 2014 at 10:06 am //

    Contracts will be the only reason these chumps come north to Atlanta.

  2. We would be sooo better off with La Stella and Schafer playing full time.
    schafer would be the natural leadoff hitter we have been missing. Allowing Heyward to bat lower in the order.

  3. roadrunner48 // March 9, 2014 at 5:12 pm //

    Uggla should just be released. As for Upton, I’d give him a month. At that point, if he’s looking the same as he did last year, then it’s time to send him to AAA and let him work out his problems there.

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