Dan Uggla Buckles On Strike-Three Breaking Ball Right Down The Middle (Video)

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Washington Nationals star second baseman Anthony Rendon began this season on the disabled list with a knee injury, but the team is hopeful he’ll return soon.

Nationals fans probably are hoping he’ll return now.

Rendon’s current replacement is Dan Uggla, who isn’t the best hitter in the world. In the seventh inning of Thursday’s game, New York Mets pitcher Carlos Torres threw Uggla a breaking ball on a two-strike count. This was Uggla’s reaction.

Yup, that’s pretty much right down the middle.

Uggla certainly isn’t new to this whole striking out thing, as the 35-year-old began his career with eight straight seasons of 120 or more strikeouts. On the bright side, he did record a hit Thursday and now has a two-game hitting streak to start the season. So there’s that.

Unfortunately, Uggla’s 1-for-4 performance wasn’t enough, as Matt Harvey threw six scoreless innings to lift the Mets to a 6-3 win.

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