The way Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero sees it, it's a good thing he has excelled recently at throwing out attempted base stealers.

"I know I'm not hitting, so I've got to do something else," Montero said.

Montero's batting average has dropped 13 points because of a recent 10-for-53 (.189) funk, and despite everything he tells himself to do differently at the plate, he said he can't seem to get back on track.

"I can't find my rhythm or my timing," Montero said. "I feel like I'm pulling off everything. I try to stay the other way and think about the other way, but when I swing I keep pulling off. It gets a little frustrating, but what are you going to do?"

Montero's numbers are good with men in scoring position, and he seems to dial up his focus against better pitchers. For example, he had two hits against the Phillies' Roy Halladay on Tuesday.

He said it seems like he sometimes can lose focus against certain pitchers.

"I don't mean it the wrong way, but when I face the fourth or fifth guy in a rotation, I feel like I've got to do all the damage and I probably try to do too much," Montero said. "I've got to keep the same approach as with the No. 1 and No. 2 guys. That's my biggest problem."