Braves second baseman Dan Uggla had never managed a hit off R.A. Dickey. He was 0-for-24 off the Mets veteran knuckleballer when he came to the plate in the third inning Wednesday afternoon. But by the time he circled the bases after a two-run homer to set the tone for the Braves' 14-6 win, his mind was elsewhere.

He had just hit his first home run of the season, one of three two-run shots for the Braves.

"It's a huge load off your shoulders, especially when you're kind of known for being a power hitter," said Uggla, who has hit 30 or more home runs each of the past five seasons.