- Generally, when I think of Dan Uggla, I think of a guy who will absolutely slug you to death. A 90-30-100 guy who is going to hit around .250. This season up to about a month ago, was not the same. The power numbers were still there, but he was hitting about .170. Which is below that good ol’ Mendoza Line.
However something magical is happening now. He is on something of a tear. He is hitting in the middle of a 32 game hitting streak. Over this hitting streak, he is looking a lot more like the Yankee Clipper! Joltin’ Joe Dimaggio and his 56 game hitting streak appears to be a record that will stand for the foreseeable future. I’m not gonna say anything about Mr. Uggla, but I will say that I am enjoying seeing him in such good company.
Moving on to some big names on the DL, such as Alex Rodriguez, Hanley Ramirez, and my guy, Stephen Strasburg!
Strasburg made his second rehab start on Friday, going 3.0 innings, striking out 5 and walking 0. While I don’t why the Nationals organization is doing this, I’m certainly in favor of it. I love seeing this guy Pitch. He just had Tommy John Surgery and he comes back throwing 99 mph. Another reason I’m so excited about his return, is that in Mr. Matt’s fantasy league, Matt Deblasio, Matt’s cousin, was about to pick him up, but he said he would do it after he went to his baseball game. Meanwhile, in the Nation Moze, I decided to add him approximately when Matt got to the field. He came home to look for him on the waiver wire, and POOF! He was gone and on my DL!!
As I sit here, watching the fine programming on MLB Network, I think about just how AWFUL the New York Mets are. I see former Yankee REJECT, Ian Kennedy, pitching seven strong innings of 1 run baseball against them. I can NOT stand being a Mets fan…
With that I leave you fellow baseball nuts! Remember, always believe and enjoy in the magic of “It aint over till it’s over”