Alonso has hit two home runs on this road trip and has three in his last nine games. He knows his game is still using all field and hitting doubles -- he had 39 of them in 2012.
At this point, Alonso is just happy to see some of his hits find anything but gloves. After a slow start, he believes he has found something -- something successful -- with his swing.
Alonso, who is hitting .211, has eight multi-hit performances during this 21-game stretch after he had two such games during his first 35 games this season.
"I think it was just a matter of time … and I was saying that in April," Alonso said. "It was just a matter of time before things got better. I kept hitting balls right at people. I just had to stay with it and trust what I was doing.
"I know the type of hitter I am. I know the player I'm going to be. I've always heard that if you're a good hitter, you're going to hit balls right at people."
Corey Brock is a reporter for MLB.com. Keep track of @FollowThePadres on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.