Justin Upton can’t explain why he hit only one homer in July and then hit two on the first day of August of 2013.
Fredi Gonzalez said he just hoped to see more of the Braves’ offensive surge that led to a perfect homestand. Upton drove in five runs with two homers, Julio Teheran matched his career high with 11 strikeouts, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Colorado Rockies 11-2 for their seventh straight win. Upton hit 12 homers in April, becoming the fastest player in franchise history to reach that mark, but he had a power decline for the next three months. He had 18 homers for the season.”
It comes and it goes. You’ve got to enjoy it when it’s going well for you and the ball is carrying out of the park for you. You’ve got to ride it out. ~Justin Upton
Jason Heyward added a two-run homer and Chris Johnson had three hits as the Braves completed a four-game sweep of the Rockies. Atlanta had 14 hits, giving the team five straight games with at least 10 hits.