Peter Schmuck grades the Orioles (Week 16)
Every Monday during the regular season, columnist Peter Schmuck grades the cumulative performance of the Orioles in six major areas during the previous week.
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Catchers( DOUG KAPUSTIN / REUTERS / July 14, 2013 )
It was another week when Matt Wieters did all of the catching and delivered a solid performance behind the plate, throwing out four of the six runners who tried to steal on him and handling the pitching staff well. It might be tempting to hold him partially responsible for the rotation's mediocre combined ERA, but a lot of those earned runs came in a couple of middle-inning blowups by Jason Hammel and Zach Britton. Wieters didn't tear it up at the plate, but contributed six hits (.231) and a home run.