Over the past week, Dan Uggla and Freddie Freeman have owned the two longest hitting streaks at the Major League level. Now they own a piece of Braves history. With the consecutive singles they produced during Saturday night's five-run third inning of an 11-7 loss to the Mets at Citi Field, Uggla and Freeman became the first Braves in the modern era to own hitting streaks of at least 20 games at the same time. "It's awesome," Uggla said. "We're pulling for each other. I love watching him hit. He's a special kid. I'm loving seeing what he's doing. I'm sure he's just as excited to see me doing what I'm doing." Uggla clinched the historical distinction with a slow roller that appeared to be going foul until Mets third baseman David Wright was forced to scoop it up along the third-base line. The infield single extended Uggla's Major League-best hitting streak to 27 games. Moments earlier, Freeman had victimized Mets starter Jon Niese with a broken-bat RBI single that extended his streak to 20 games -- the second-longest streak for a rookie in Braves history. Alvin Dark owns the franchise rookie record with the 23-game streak he constructed in 1948.
Uggla, Freeman become first modern Braves duo with concurrent 20-game runs
MLB.com | Aug 7