• Howard went 0-for-4 in Tuesday's victory over San Diego, but he also walked and scored a run.
June has been kind to Howard. He is hitting .338 (25-for-74) with seven doubles, two triples, three home runs, 15 RBIs, 12 walks, 24 strikeouts and a 1.037 OPS in 22 games.
"Yeah, he's being more patient," Manuel said. "He's been trying to put the fat part of the bat on the ball."
Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.