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Clearly, it was a very difficult week for Matt Wieters (pictured), who struggled at the plate and got dinged up behind it. Wieters entered the week still nicked up from that big collision at home plate in the Rays series and took a couple of foul balls off his knee in Kansas City. He isn't going to make any excuses, but he managed just two hits in 23 at-bats and did not score or drive in a run. Throw in Luis Exposito's four hitless at-bats and Orioles catchers hit a combined .074. Even though Wieters continues to play great defense and handle the pitching staff well, it's tough to give the catchers more than a borderline passing grade.
May 19, 2012