Conforto went 1-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored Saturday against the Diamondbacks.
Conforto's second inning two-run home run was especially notable because it came off left-hander Patrick Corbin. He entered the game slugging just .190 in 21 at-bats against left-handed pitching on the season, but defied those struggles Saturday. After a lengthy power outage, Conforto now has three home runs over his past eight games and has seen his average rise from .198 to .234 in that span.
Conforto went 4-for-4 with two RBI in Friday's win over the Diamondbacks.
Conforto got a couple of RBI singles in Friday's four-hit night, bringing his batting average up 31 points in one game. He had been hovering around the .200 mark since the end of April and has tallied only seven extra-base hits on the year. The outfielder's on-base percentage (.352) has also steadily declined over the past month, as he's only walked twice since the beginning of May.
Conforto is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Conforto has posted disappointing numbers this season after returning earlier than expected from offseason shoulder surgery, hitting just .208/.342/.344 in 117 plate appearances. He may be turning things around recently, though, going 6-for-20 with a pair of homers in his last five games. Juan Lagares will start in center field in his absence.
Conforto went 2-for-3 with a walk and a two-run homer in Friday's 3-1 win over the Phillies.
His ninth-inning shot off Hector Neris erased a 1-0 deficit and gave Conforto his third home run of the season, and his second in four games. The 25-year-old fell into a slump in the back half of April, but his 5-for-16 performance over his last four games have raised his batting average back over the Mendoza Line to .207. Conforto's .345 on-base percentage remains strong, however, and if he continues to heat up he should quickly work his way back to the top of the batting order.
This is the lowest Conforto has been situated in the order since last June. The outfielder hasn't been able to shake out of his early season struggles at this point, hitting just .188/.333/.294 with two home runs and seven RBI in 26 games, so manager Mickey Callaway elected to try something different heading into Wednesday's series finale with southpaw Sal Romano on the mound for the Reds.
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