NEW YORK -- Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown is showing some flashes of power lately.
He is hitting .259 (7-for-27) with one double, one triple, three home runs, eight RBIs and a 1.115 OPS in eight games since Sept. 9. He hit .243 (28-for-115) with eight doubles, one home run, 13 RBIs and a .659 OPS in his first 35 games this season.
He seems to be pulling the ball more.
"That shows you the kind of hitter he has to be," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "He still needs to use the whole field, but at the same time, when the ball is middle in, he needs to stay behind it and be smooth like he hit two balls [Monday]. That's when he's going to improve -- when he learns how he does it and what he needs to do to get there. That's where the power is at."