Ryan Howard's power surge continues

Ryan Howard hit another HR on Friday against a fastball, continuing his improved power numbers and plate discipline against heaters over the past two months.

Ryan Howard vs Fastballs 2010

Howard also extended his hit streak at Wrigley Field to 16 games on Friday. According to Baseball Reference, only two visiting players have had longer hit streaks at the Friendly Confines since the turn of the century: Paul Konerko and Jermaine Dye.