Dan Uggla capped a personal worst-to-first in-season turnaround with a National League player of the month award Tuesday, and Craig Kimbrel made it a record streak of Braves NL rookie award winners. Uggla won his first-ever player of the month honors after hitting .340 with 10 homers and 21 RBIs in August, and Kimbrel was named NL rookie of the month after converting 10 of 10 August save opportunities with 23 strikeouts and four walks in 12-2/3 scoreless innings. For Uggla, it's been an unforgettable ride from a career-worst first half. He lugged a league-worst .173 average on July 4, the day before he began a 33-game hitting streak in which he hit .340 with 15 homers, 32 RBIs and a 1.200 on-base-plus-slugging percentage. "Getting player of the month, that's pretty cool," Uggla said. "I'm appreciative of it. That's not what I'm concerned about, individual stuff. But from the slow start to where I am right now, that's a pretty cool accomplishment."
Braves' Uggla, Kimbrel win NL awards for August
Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Sep 7