Francisco Peguero (CF) -- As the pitching starts to wane, scoring runs will become more important. Peguero will need to keep up the torrid pace that he set last week when he hit .478 with a home run and 6 runs scored.
Ryan Verdugo (P) -- Verdugo has to step it up as the new stopper in the rotation. Last week was a solid effort: he gave up only 3 runs over 13 innings in his two starts.
Chuck Lofgren (P) -- Lofgren was able to regain his form, going 5 innings while only surrendering a single run. Too many base runners, but he managed to keep most of them from crossing the plate.
Darren Ford (OF) -- Ford did his job by getting on base. He posted a .296 batting average, took 6 walks and stole 3 bases.
Justin Fitzgerald (P) -- Fitzgerald's outing was a bit disappointing, as he gave up 5 runs over 6.1 innings.
Alex Hinshaw (RP) -- The middle reliever did his job this week going 3 innings over 3 appearances and only allowing a single earned run during that stretch.
Chris Dominguez (3B) -- Dominguez lacked the spark this week, but he managed to hit for his normal average. The disappointing stat: 1 RBI for the week.
Heath Hembree (RP) -- Hembree managed to convert on his 2 save appearances this week, although in one of the games he managed to load the bases.
Clayton Tanner (P) -- Tanner continued the trend of going less that 6 innings per outing. This time, however, he gave up 4 runs over 5.1 innings. The bad news for Tanner was that he was also designated of assignment in order to make room on the 40-man roster for Eric Surkamp. I would suspect that Tanner will rejoin the team sometime this week, assuming he clears waivers and re-signs with the team.
Johnny Monell (C) -- It tends to be a roller coaster with Monell. Last week, he was amazing. This week he went 2 for 14.
Wes Hodges (1B) -- Typically, a .238 batting average doesn't warrant being placed in this category. However, we've gotten accustomed to Hodges putting up better numbers.
Charlie Culberson (2B) -- A .087 batting average and 7 strikeouts is not going to cut it during a playoff run. This needs to get righted quickly.
Roger Kieschnick (RF) -- The week was not looking good for Kieschnick as he was hitting .176. It only got worse when he was placed on the disabled list.