"Every time he puts the ball in play, it's a big home run," center fielder Carlos Gomez said.
Four of Braun's five hits during the slump have been homers and all have come at crucial moments. If that's a slump, Gomez says he's eager to see how many games Braun will win for the club when he inevitably gets hot.
"He could get 200 at-bats and strike out just five times. He's not a guy that's going to be like that the whole year."
Manager Ron Roenicke believes those types of big hits make it a lot easier to break out of a slump.
"When you're not swinging the bat well, and you're winning ballgames for the team with the few hits that you're getting, it's huge," Roenicke said. "If you're only scratching out a couple and they're big hits, it makes a difference in your confidence."
Although Petco Park in San Diego is known as a pitcher-friendly stadium, Braun has had success there, going 18-for-57 lifetime, including a three-homer, six-RBI game last April.
A.J. Cassavell is a reporter for MLB.com Follow him on Twitter @ajcassavell. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.