MIAMI -- This has been a rough season for Martin Prado. But as the regular season winds down, the left fielder feels he has regained his aggressive offensive approach just in time to help the Braves when they need him most.
"I was kind of lost for a little while, but now I'm like, 'I'm going to see the ball and just swing at it,'" Prado said.
Prado talked about regaining his aggressive approach a few hours before recording a three-hit game in Tuesday night's 4-0 win over the Marlins at Sun Life Stadium. He has batted .324 (11-for-34) while hitting safely in each of his past eight games.
"He's looking good," said Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez, who recently moved Prado back to the second spot of his lineup.
Prado said he lost his aggressive approach while battling to regain confidence after missing more than a month with a staph infection he incurred during the first week of June.
"After I got back from the staph, I was trying to get good pitches and taking good pitches," Prado said. "I wasn't aggressive at all, and I wasn't swinging at the pitches I used to swing at. I was too selective."