Martin Prado was out of the lineup for the first time all season Wednesday for what he characterized as just a day off to rest his body. Prado fouled a ball off his foot on Tuesday night but said Wednesday there was no specific injury bothering him.
“Some days you don’t feel well, (like) my body is not responding,” Prado said. “But I’m still playing and doing my best. But players sometimes get mentally get tired. It’s not just physical.”
Prado and Uggla were the last of the Braves regulars to have started every game this season and those streaks ended this series. The struggling Uggla sat out Tuesday night’s game as a mental breather.