MLB trends: How Padres' Tommy Pham turned season around; 41-year-old Rich Hill making history ⚾
After going deep Tuesday, Pham is now 15 for 47 (.319) with a double, two triples, three home runs, and nearly as many walks (11) as strikeouts (14) in his last 12 games. At one point he strung together four consecutive multi-hit games after having only four multi-hit games in his previous 69 regular season contests dating back to last season.
"His at-bats have been a lot better," Padres manager Jayce Tingler told reporters, including MLB.com's Shaun O'Neill, this past weekend. "He's getting on base. Now there's a combination -- he's getting on base with a great eye, and he's starting to slug a little bit. So I think that's a really good combination."