The Return of Ryan Howard

Ryan Howard's comeback is now 44 games in, and he has shown improvement over the last few weeks.

For instance, he has a .282 batting average, a .538 slugging percentage and 20 RBI in his last 20 games. Those are vastly better than the numbers he put up over his first 24 games of 2012:

  G      Avg.     OBA  Slg.    HR    RBI      R     TB    SO 
 July 6 to Aug. 6    24  .198  .293    .370  10  30  33 
 Aug. 7 to Aug. 28      20   .282  .345    .538  20  10 42  32 

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