MIAMI -- You can't get much hotter than Aaron Hill has been in the month of May.The Brewers second baseman continued his impressive run with a 3-for-4 night, including two doubles, a hit by pitch, two RBIs and a run scored in Milwaukee's 10-2 win Tuesday over the Marlins to
MIAMI -- You can't get much hotter than Aaron Hill has been in the month of May.
The Brewers second baseman continued his impressive run with a 3-for-4 night, including two doubles, a hit by pitch, two RBIs and a run scored in Milwaukee's 10-2 win Tuesday over the Marlins to even the three-game series.
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In the month of May, Hill is now 15-for-33 at the plate, good for a .455 average. He was hitting just .169 at the end of April before turning around his season.
"He looks pretty locked in right now," manager Craig Counsell said. "He's driving the ball; good at-bats. We'll just try to keep him there."
Hill singled in the second inning and was hit by a pitch during a three-run fourth inning against Marlins starter Adam Conley, who threw 7 2/3 innings of no-hit ball in his last outing against the Crew. Conley lasted just four innings Tuesday, tagged for seven hits and four runs.
"He's going to be a very good pitcher for a very long time," Hill said. "Fortunately for us, we got some pitches to hit and ended up with good results.
"We had a good game plan last time, he just hit his spots. He did a great job with that. So this time, we were lucky enough to take advantage of some missed pitches, and it worked out for us."
Hill continued his big day after Conley's exit with a double and run scored in the fifth inning, followed by a two-run double in the sixth.
"I've liked my at-bats, really, from three or four weeks ago," Hill said. "It's just that the results weren't there. You've just got to stick with the process and understand that it's a long season, and you take them when they come.
"Baseball's an up-and-down season. You just try to stay consistent with your work ethic, the things you can control and stay mentally positive when the times aren't going good for you and know that you're doing things the right way, and [the hits] just aren't falling for you."
Glenn Sattell is a contributor for MLB.com based in Miami.