Actually, the Golden Girls would be a more appropriate sobriquet for the Braves offense. Fredi ain’t helping things with his bizarre line-up construction. B.J. hitting 2nd is questionable, to be sure, but at least his bat has shown modest signs of life. Uggla, meanwhile, is batting 6th once again even though it’s a safe bet his average will sink below the Mendoza line tonight. Subtract April 12th from his stat line and Uggla would have no homers and five RBI. He’d still have 28 K’s and 7 errors.
I’m convinced the only way to get him out of the line-up is an outright release. FW decides who’s on the team; Fredi decides when to play him. I guarantee you leaving Uggla off the playoff roster last year was Wren’s call all the way. Fredi seems compelled to make amends for it by continually starting the Albatross.. Either that or Uggla has some compromising photos of his manager. There’s no other logical explanation for playing a guy who, in his last seven months, has topped a .200 BA two times, including this April’s .202.
Maybe the D’backs will take him. He’s a grinder, after all, and it just makes sense that the worst regular in baseball play for the worst team.
1. Heyward RF 2.BUpton CF 3. Freeman 1B 4. JUpton LF 5.Gattis C 6. Uggla 2B 7.Johnson 3B 8. Simmons SS. 9. Santana P