Beckham hopes hits start falling down the stretch

Beckham hopes hits start falling down the stretch

CHICAGO -- By Gordon Beckham's estimation, August and September should be his best months with the bat.

"People say it all the time: You have two good months, two mediocre months and two bad months," Beckham said. "I've had two bad months. July was not good for me and April was not good for me. May and June were pretty good, but I don't think that's as good as I could be.

"So if that's the case, then I've got hopefully two big months ahead. That would be a great end to this season."

Beckham produced a .153 average in April and a .188 average in July. He hit .261 in May and .276 in June. He also has been continuously frustrated by hard-hit balls not finding a little piece of grass in the outfield to help his cause.

His offensive approach could be more consistent, by Beckham's own admission. But Beckham has put himself in better position to get hits this season.

"I make good contact and I really don't feel like I've had a lot of luck. I really don't," Beckham said. "People get bloop hits and I've gotten mine. I want the ones that I've hit hard to land.

"Really, I feel like I've hit a lot better than .230. I really do. I feel like I've hit the ball well and I've hit a hard .230, if that's possible. I'm getting taught something again. You know what, I think it can happen these next two months, the hits are going to start falling for me."