SURPRISE AZ - FEBRUARY 23: Mike Montgomery #65 of the Kansas City Royals poses for a portrait during Spring Training Media Day on February 23 2011 at Surprise Stadium in Surprise Arizona.. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
Triple Slash: Batters (BA/OBP/SLG) Pitchers (ERA/FIP/GO:AO)
Triple-A: The Storm Chasers went 4-3 this week, including a four-game split against the Nashville Sounds. They play their third game of a four-game series against the New Orleans Zephyrs on Friday.
Mike Montgomery (5.44/4.37/1.15) - Montgomery made two starts this week. In the first start, the lefty allowed four runs on seven hits in seven innings. Monty fanned six and only walked one batter. In his second appearance, Mike gave up four runs on eight hits in four innings. Montgomery struck out three and walked one.
Lorenzo Cain (.304/.374/.499) - Cain went 7-for-26 at the plate and currently owns a nine-game hitting streak. Lorenzo smacked a double and a home run and drew three walks.
David Lough (.313/.362/.488) - Lough returned to action on Sunday and went 6-15 over the shortened week. The rightfielder collected one double, one homer and walked twice.
Clint Robinson (.327/.403/.937) - Robinson had a strong week, going 11 for 24 at the plate with three walks. Clint smashed three doubles and three homers.
Double-A: The Naturals went 5-2 this week. Northwest Arkansas plays the final game of a four-game series Friday night against the Springfield Cardinals.
Wil Myers (.259/.361/.388) - Myers went 7-23 this week and reached base four more times with walks. Wil hit three doubles and appears to be cutting down on his strikeouts. The rightfielder has only struck out five times in his last ten games.
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Christopher Dwyer (5.84/4.50/.85) - Dwyer struggled on Monday, allowing five runs on four hits in four innings. Chris walked four batters, struck out three, and surrendered a home run. In the last month, Dwyer has either had very dominant or very shaky starts with little middle ground or consistency.
Jacob Odorizzi (4.79/5.37/.52) - Odorizzi made two starts this week. On Friday, the right-hander gave up three runs and six hits in five innings of work. Jake fanned seven and walked one, but allowed two home runs. In his second appearance, Odorizzi allowed four runs and eight hits in five innings. Jake struck out five and walked none, but surrendered two more home runs, his 12th homer allowed in 10 games.
Christian Colon (.257/.327/.345) - Colon went 6-21 this week with three walks and two doubles. Strangely, the right-handed hitting Colon has had an abysmal season against lefties, owning a .189/.284/.263 hitting line.
Derrick Robinson (.256/.327/.289) - Robinson picked up eight his in 31 at bats this week. All of the centerfielder's hits were singles and Robinson reached base three times with walks.
Will Smith (4.02/3.96/1.13) - Smith pitched twice this week. He tossed a quality start in his first appearance, allowing three runs and seven hits in six innings. The southpaw struck out five batters and walked one. Will took the complete game loss in his second start, allowing one run and seven hits in eight innings. Smith struck out five and walked two.
Rey Navarro (.275/.323/.333) - Navarro struggled this week, only going 3-23 at the plate. Rey picked up a walk and a stolen base and struck out four times.
High-A: The Blue Rocks played well this week, going 5-2. Wilmington plays a doubleheader against the Salem Red Sox on Friday.
Timothy Melville (4.37/3.75/1.10) - Melville made two starts this week. Tim pitched well on Sunday, giving up two runs and six hits in six innings. The righty struck out seven and walked one. Melville tossed five innings in his second appearance, allowing three runs on six hits. Tim struck out four batters and walked three.
Noel Arguelles (3.20/3.56/0.73) - Arguelles was optioned down to Rookie ball after reaching his innings limit for the season.
Low-A: The Cougars had a tough week, going 2-5. Kane County plays the rubber match against Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Friday night.
Cheslor Cuthbert (.280/.350/.421) - Cuthbert struggled at the plate this week, going 2-23. The third baseman did smack his eight home run of the season and drew three walks.
Brett Eibner (.216/.337/.428) - Eibner also had a tough week at the plate, going 3-22. Bret connected on his 12th homer of the season and collected six walks.
Yordano Ventura (4.48/3.16/1.09) - Ventura made two starts this week. The righty tossed a five-inning shutout in his first start, giving up four hits and one walk while ringing up five batters. Yordano threw five innings in his second start, this time allowing two runs on four hits. Ventura struck out four batters and walked none.
Jason Adam (4.34/3.83/1.11) - Adam had two appearances this week. The right-hander was roughed up on Saturday, giving up seven runs (four earned) and seven hits in three innings. Adam struck out three and walked one. In his second start, Jason allowed one run and four hits in five innings, striking out two and issuing no walks.