MILWAUKEE - Along with the Padres picking up just their sixth road win of the season on Saturday, first baseman Yonder Alonso might have started to work his way out of a mini-slump.
Before going 2-for-4 with an RBI in Saturday's 5-2 win, Alonso was hitless since June 2 and 2-for-37 (.054) in his last 10 games.
"It's obviously good," Alonso said of his performance Saturday. "But hopefully it rolls and keeps going and snowballs into a good turnaround. And hopefully these little bumps in the road don't come often."
Immediately before his slump, Alonso had been on a 10-game hitting streak. From May 18 to May 27, Alonso batted .351 with seven walks and three RBIs. He had an OPS of .914 and registered three multi-hit games.
Sometimes, that's just the way the game goes, Alonso said.
"It's baseball. It is what it is," Alonso said. "Everybody goes through it. Everybody has to deal with it, and it's just a matter of how long until you can cut it off and then take it from there and try and do well."
The key to getting out of a slump, Alonso said, is to avoid thinking about it too much. It also helps if you make adjustments and improve your approach, which he said he did on Saturday.
"I think my pitch selection was better today," Alonso said. "It's something I've been working on. I feel like the past week or so, my pitch selection has not been too good, and those are things we were looking at in video. ... I just got to keep it going. It's a process."