Ozuna went 2-for-5 with an RBI single in a loss to the Cubs on Thursday.
Ozuna has now hit safely in six of his last eight games overall, although he still sports an ugly .190 average over 60 plate appearances in July. The veteran outfielder appeared to have worked his way through a power drought earlier in the summer, but he's now gone without a home run since June 16, a 27-game stretch during which he's slashed just .222/.246/.250 across 114 plate appearances.
Ozuna went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored Thursday against the Giants.
Ozuna took advantage of several RBI opportunities, driving in runs on a groundout and single. He showed signs of breaking out of his slump, recording his first two-hit performance since June 26th and his first extra-base hit since the 25th. While he had been on a tear at the plate in the first half of June, Ozuna entered Thursday's game with just a .278 slugging percentage over the last 15 days, so his season of hot and cold spells has continued.
Ozuna went 1-for-2 with two walks and a run in a win over the Brewers on Saturday.
Ozuna and Yadier Molina essentially served as the Cardinals offense on a day when only one other Cardinal, Yairo Munoz, managed so much as a single. The productive afternoon was simply an extension of what has been a stellar month of June for Ozuna, one that's seen him slash .329/.376/.620 with 26 hits overall, including seven home runs.
Ozuna went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run Saturday against the Cubs.
Ozuna took Kyle Hendricks deep in the first inning, recording his 10th home run of the season. He has now homered in three consecutive games and has six home runs in June. Through May, his slugging percentage was at just .337, however, his scorching hot June performance has brought that mark up to .444, in line with his career mark.
Ozuna seems seriously intent on making up for lost time, as he'd started to hear rumblings about his lack of power numbers as May came to a close and he still only had three homers on his ledger. The slugging outfielder has hit safely in 11 of his 12 games this month, racking up six multi-hit efforts in the process. One of the keys has been Ozuna's ability to consistently put the ball in the air with plenty of velocity and distance, which has been evidenced by his 26.3 percent HR/FB rate and 54.8 percent hard contact rate over his last 49 plate appearances.
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