Worth noting

Worth noting

Nick Franklin has recovered from a midseason slump, and has collected a hit in his last six games entering Monday, batting (.391) in that span. The rookie second baseman saw his batting average drop from .302 after 29 games all the way down to .214 after 90, before rebounding to its current .226

"I've gotten comfortable making adjustments toward the pitchers," Franklin said. "What's key for me is making it to the field every day and grinding it out and seeing if I can find something new.

Jacob Thorpe is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.