Gonzalez's mother-in-law has battled breast cancer and Freddie Freeman's mother lost her battle against melanoma when he was just 10 years old. But they were far from the only Braves who were wearing pink during Sunday afternoon's 5-1 loss to the Giants at AT&T Park.
"I think it's a cool thing," said Dan Uggla, who wore pink compression sleeves on both arms. "We enjoy it. We like showing our support with things like this and we definitely love showing moms how much we love them. It's always cool."
The only Major Leaguers permitted to use pink bats were those that utilize bats made by Louisville Slugger. This excluded Freeman from that aspect of the initiative. But he showed his support while wearing a pink armband and bright pink shoes made by Under Armour.
"I would wear a whole pink uniform if I could," Freeman said. "I know [my mother] is up there watching and all of the other moms are up there watching us. We're out there to support all the moms."
The Upton brothers -- B.J. and Justin -- went hitless while serving as the only members of the Braves' starting lineup to utilize the pink bats.
Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.