Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 6/8/14
After getting out to such an outrageous start, certain players like Justin Upton and Evan Gattis had to cool off. The torrid pace they set through the first month and a half of the season was unsustainable. And cool off they have. Justin Upton hasn’t homered since May 17, and Evan Gattis has only one hit so far in June, although it was a homer. Their teammates, however, have picked up the slack. With a home run Saturday and two on Sunday, Dan Uggla is already halfway to his May HR total, and Freddie Freeman is rounding into form as well, with four doubles and a home run on the young month. All of this is taking place while Jason Heyward is picking up his pace (five multi-hit games so far in June), and B.J. Upton works out of his early season funk. As of Monday, the Braves are tied with the Orioles atop MLB’s HR standings, with 85. Of course, this team was built for power, but look a bit closer, and the numbers are astonishing. Starting catcher Brian McCann started the year on the DL, and Freddie Freeman and Jason Heyward have both had DL stints so far [...]
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