Out like a Lamb: Jake's tweak produces pair of homers

Out like a Lamb: Jake's tweak produces pair of homers

MESA, Ariz. -- D-backs third baseman Jake Lamb recently made a mechanical adjustment at the plate, and it apparently is paying dividends, as he smacked a pair of home runs against the A's on Tuesday.

"I just felt like I was drifting with my lower half so I was popping up a lot of balls to shallow left and third base," Lamb said. "I just worked on keeping my weight back a little bit."

Lamb, who is competing with Yasmany Tomas for the starting job at third, came into Tuesday's game 1-for-10 this spring.

Lamb, a left-handed hitter, hit both of his homers against lefties.

"Recently, lefties, they keep me right," he said. "I'm thinking about letting the ball travel and going the other way."

As for the competition with Tomas, Lamb said he's trying to keep that out of his mind.

"If you start worrying about that it's just going to stress you out," he said. "I just try and go out there and have good ABs."

Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.