Originally posted on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 8/16/12
ATLANTA The Braves are learning how to live with Dan Ugglas streaks. After wandering through a vast and arid wasteland of at-bats for two months, Uggla is beginning to do what the Braves are paying him to do. And that is hit the ball immeasurable distances. Road & Track magazine should have been at the Braves 6-1 victory over the Padres on Wednesday because Uggla crushed a ball that went zero to 150 mph in about 2.6 seconds. It was fast and it was far, going several rows deep in the left-field stands before nearly ripping the hands off a fan who somehow managed to catch it. It was also Ugglas third home run in 18 at-bats, meaning that it appears he has returned to the land of milk and homers after going deep only twice in his previous 173 at-bats. Dannys heating up. Hes heating up, manager Fredi Gonzalez said. That ball that he hit (Wednesday) was gone in a heartbeat. He hit that ball hard. We saw it last year. This a good time for him to get hot and drive in some runs. ...
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