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It's May - Time for Dan Uggla to shine

After the April showers, Dan Uggla blossoms .

Dan Uggla has no explanation.

''There's no reason,'' he said of his hitting surge.

After going 0 for 4 on May 1, Uggla was hitting .245 with four home runs and 12 RBI. The next day, manager Fredi Gonzalez juggled the lineup, moving Uggla from the second spot and down to the middle third.

Since then, Uggla has lifted his average to ..290, belting eight home runs and driving in 16.

But was the turnaround the result of his new position in the order? Or was it that he always warms up in May? Uggla started the season with an April career average of .234 and a total of eight home runs and 27 RBI for 2006 and '07. His May numbers before this year: .332, nine homers and 34 RBI.

''Maybe I'm just a slow starter,'' Uggla said. ``Maybe it takes a little bit of time out of spring training before it actually starts clicking for me.

``Who knows? I'm definitely not complaining.''

Neither are we.

Just taking a quick look at the numbers, his best month is May but June isn't far behind.  Then there is a lag in July followed by a pretty decent August.

Now, a good blogger would give you numbers to back this up, but I'm not one of those.  In fact, I'm so out of time I was lucky to just type what I did.