Braves Quote For The Day III ... The Good And The Uggla

Okay, you knew that title was coming at some point (or multiple times). Whatever, it's here and it fits. Read on:

With a pair of late-inning RBI singles in Tuesday night’s loss, Chipper Jones improved his team-leading batting average with runners in scoring position to .429 (18-for-42).  Brian McCann has found nearly equal success hitting .381 (16-for-42) in these situations.

Further proving that clutch situations always seem to find the wrong guy in the lineup, Uggla has recorded 51 at-bats with runners in scoring position  — seven more than any other Braves player.  And he has hit just .118 (6-for-51) in these situations.

That comes from Mark Bowman's latest blog entry, which mainly discusses the roots of the Braves poor hitting of late -- something he calls "the Roy Halladay hex." Of course, it could just as easily be called the Kenshin Kawakami Conundrum. Nothing says "run of bad luck," or "unforced errors" quite like Kenshin Kawakami.

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