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Suzuki Impressing Geren
"Last night was probably the best night of blocking balls in the dirt that I've seen," Geren said.
"Dan Haren throws a lot of nasty split-fingered pitches. He blocked every one flawlessly. He's been good since the day he got here, but he keeps working hard."
Suzuki has been under a microscope since taking over the starting catcher's job after Jason Kendall was traded in mid-July. Much focus has been placed on the pitching staff's transition to a new catcher. Suzuki also has turned heads with the power he's shown at the plate.
On Wednesday, he impressed Geren -- and others -- with his defensive work in blocking pitches in the dirt.
Besides Geren, third-base coach Rene Lachemann is a former catcher as is bullpen coach Brad Fischer.
"You've got me, Rene Lachemann and Brad Fischer, all former catchers," Geren said.
"We're very impressed."
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