Alex Dickerson On Fire at the Plate; Navarro Makes Spot Start

Alex Dickerson On Fire at the Plate; Navarro Makes Spot Start

Alex Dickerson has been on fire at the plate lately. In the month of June he hit for a .316/.369/.537 line with four homers in 95 at-bats. So far in July he has hit for a .313/.364/.552 line with four homers in 96 at-bats. All of this followed a slow start to the season when Dickerson posted a .668 OPS in April and a .727 OPS in May, while combining for two homers in 182 at-bats.

"I had a great Spring Training, and then just coming in to the season I was trying to do too much," Dickerson said of his early season slump. "Mechanically my swing was pretty bad, and then every month I felt a little better and a little better each month, and it's starting to get to the point where I'm feeling real good in the box."

The first baseman made some adjustments with his timing, and worked on shor...

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