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Uggla’s tumble, Freeman’s splits snag Matt Kemp in another highlight-worthy double play

Kevin Kaduk
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Dan Uggla was not involved with the strange 7-6-2-3 double play the Atlanta Braves turned against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night. The Braves' DH second baseman, however, worked his own way onto the highlight reel during Tuesday's 4-3 win at Dodger Stadium by starting this double play off a Juan Rivera pop-up to short center field:

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If you're keeping score at home, that's the second double play in two nights that Matt Kemp ran himself into on the basepaths. This one, though, might be a little more excusable than his aggressive push for home on Monday. Not only does the replay show that Kemp was probably safe, but who expects Uggla to turn into an acrobat before wheeling around for a throw?

As it was, Uggla's throw was nothing to write home about. We wouldn't have expected anything pretty, either, given the degree of difficulty.

But just as he applied a choice tag on Andre Ethier to complete Monday's two-fer, first baseman Freddie Freeman finished the job on Tuesday with a super stretch worthy of a Big League Stew screencap.

That's one limber fella.

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You pulled your groin just looking at this, didn't you? (MLB.TV)

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