Through the first 33 games of the season, Tommy Pham slashed .208/.300/.364 for the New York Mets.

Those numbers jumped to .320/.364/.660 over the last 15 outings. What changed?

According to The Athletic's Will Sammon, the switch happened around the time Mets manager Buck Showalter showed Pham an analytics printout that recommended the right-handed batter start only once, against a left-handed pitcher, in six upcoming games against the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies.

"From that day, it was always my point now to prove a good 'eff you' message to our analytics department to show them that I can hit righties," Pham said. "You don't get the career that I've had by only hitting lefties. So, now, I am trying to prove a f–king point."