"That's the guy we know," manager Mike Matheny said. "He just keeps working; that's all he can do. I still stand behind that we'll sit back and look and all of a sudden Allen's right where Allen always is."
Entering Friday, Craig had collected hits in eight of the last nine games, hitting .417 (15-for-36) while watching his batting average climb 35 points to .255.
Last season, Craig hit .315 with 13 home runs and 97 RBIs. Work remains for him to reach those numbers, but his recent stretch has him headed back in the right direction.
"When you start a season and it carries for a long time, you try everything," Matheny said. "He's been working hard and I think he's been seeing the benefits of the work, because he looks good.
"Now he's just going to have to work hard to keep it."