A little off base: On a record pace

BY foxsports • June 24, 2009

Just a week ago, I was ripping the league's catchers, lambasting them for their poor production throughout the young season. In fact, I went so far as to say, "catchers, as a whole, really suck right now."

May have been a little harsh, I'll admit. However, I guess most of them were reading, because this week we had an incredible turnaround in backstop batting. While Joe Mauer and Victor Martinez continue to rake, a few others finally turned it around last week.

Chris Iannetta: 4-for-11 (.364), 2 HR, 4 RBI, 4 runs

Brandon Inge: 8-for-21 (.381), 2 HR, 6 RBI, 4 runs

Russell Martin: First HR of the season (over 200 at-bats), .478 OBP

Victor Martinez: 2 HR, 8 RBI, 7 runs

Joe Mauer: 7-for-20 (.350), HR, 2 RBI, 5 runs, SB

Bengie Molina: 6-for-17 (.353)

Mike Napoli: 9-for-17 (.529), HR, 5 RBI

Pablo Sandoval: 10-for-22 (.455), 2 HR, 4 RBI

Geovany Soto: 2 HR, 3 RBI, 3 runs, SB

Kurt Suzuki: 8-for-23 (.348), 3 RBI, 4 runs

They're back, folks! ... Well, at least for now, that is.


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