May was not kind to Matt Wieters. Baltimore’s switch hitting catcher had just 18 hits in 96 at-bats (.188 batting average) and recorded just 7 RBI. He didn’t record an extra base-hit after May 15 (12 games).
So far, June has been a bit more pleasant.
Wieters recorded three hits on Sunday in the Orioles 8-4 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays and belted his first home run since May 13. In three games this month, Wieters is 6-for-12 with a homer and 2 RBI.
Eight of Wieters nine home runs this season have come from the left side of the plate. His shot against Matt Moore on Sunday was his first as a right handed batter. That’s definitely an encouraging sign that the slump could be behind him.
He hits for a higher average from the right side of the plate however (.304 as a right handed batter, .223 as a left handed batter).