Yonder Alonso blasts Padres to victory over Astros

Yonder Alonso went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, a home run and three RBI during Tuesday's 8-2 victory against Houston.

Celebration is in order for Alonso owners every time he displays power. It hasn't happened often this season. In fact, Tuesday's pair of extra base hits were his first since July 5. After a terrible opening month to the season and a solid bounce back in May, Alonso posted an abysmal .541 OPS in June. Although he hasn't hit for a ton of power in July, Alonso has posted a great 9/6 BB/K ratio in just 39 at-bats for an encouraging .417 OBP and .853 OPS. Perhaps improved plate discipline will unleash the immense potential of his bat.

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