Monday's Dish is our wrap-up of the stars of the weekend, which included a cycle and Trayvon Robinson using his speed (and defensive miscues) to turn a single into a wild run scored.
Dexter Fowler, cf, Triple-A Colorado Springs (Rockies): Fowler may have been demoted for his struggles at the plate, but he's had no such problem in the Pacific Coast League. Fowler hit for the cycle on Sunday as part of a 5-for-6 game. He also had a pair of three-hit games on Thursday and Friday and is now hitting .373/.458/.639 in 20 games since being sent down.
Mike Moustakas, 3b, Double-A Northwest Arkansas (Royals): At the midway point of the 2010 season, Moustakas doesn't really have much competition for the Texas League MVP award. Moustakas hit his 16th and 17th home runs of the season on Friday to regain the Texas League home run lead from Koby Clemens. Moustakas also leads the league in batting average (.347, 27 points better then anyone else in the league), slugging percentage (.710, .169 better than anyone else), RBIs (62, 12 better than anyone else), extra base hits (36) and total bases (137).
Chris Withrow, rhp, Double-A Chattanooga (Dodgers): It was a good weekend for Dodgers pitchers, and none was better than Withrow. The righthander allowed only four hits (two of them to Dustin Ackley) in a complete-game seven-inning shutout against West Tenn. Ackley may have had two of the hits, but the Mariners second baseman also played a part in allowing Trayvon Robinson to round the bases on a single. Ackley scooped up a grounder and tried to throw to the shortstop covering second to record a fielder's choice. But Ackley's throw was wild, and left fielder Nate Tenbrink's subsequent throw to try to get Robinson at third was also misguided. That allowed the speedy Robinson to score on a simple single.
Kyle Heckathorn, rhp, low Class A Wisconsin (Brewers): Heckathorn, a supplemental first-round pick of the Brewers last year, has been solid all season, but he hadn't had a start like this until Saturday. Heckathorn allowed only one hit, struck out seven and walked three in six shutout innings and he did it all in only 84 pitches.
"He pitched a great game," Kane County hitter Anthony Aliotti told the Paris, Ill., Beacon-News. "You had to get to him before he started throwing his changeup. That was a difficult pitch to handle tonight."
Brett Lawrie, 2b, Double-A Huntsville (Brewers): Lawrie put a mediocre start to the season behind him with a solid May, but he's now on a tear that has him popping up in multiple places on the Southern League leaderboard. Lawrie went 5-for-6 with a double and home run on Saturday against Montgomery and is hitting .381/.412/.630 in June.
Comments will be monitored prior to being added to the site. Comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be rejected. Additionally, entries that are unsigned or contain "signatures" by someone other than the actual author will be removed.
We have chosen to open up commenting to everyone, so comment away! We want to hear from each and every one of you! Leave a comment.
About This Blog
Syndicate This Blog
Search This Blog