1:08 pm July 15, 2012, by Chris Vivlamore
Vivlamore reporting from Turner Field.
Dan Uggla was out of the Braves lineup Sunday – and Mets starter Johan Santana was the reason.
Uggla is hitting .048 (1-for-21) with 12 strikeouts in his career against Santana. His one hit was a home run.
Matt Diaz, by stark contrast, is hitting .514 (18-for-35) in his career against the Mets ace. Diaz was in left field and Martin Prado moved to second base in place of Uggla.
“We have got to try to play [Diaz],” Gonzalez said. “He has really, really good numbers against Santana. I mean really good numbers. Numbers you can’t ignore.”
Uggla has missed only one other game this season. He has struggled at the plate of late, hitting .119 (12-for-101) in his last 31 games, following a four-hit, two-home run game against the Marlins on June 5th.
- Chris Vivlamore
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