A.J. Pierzynski has quietly had a really solid month for the Texas Rangers, overshadowed by the continuous hot streak that Adrian Beltre has seemingly been on forever.
The Rangers saw a player hit a home run for the first time in four games on Monday night and it was a no-doubter to right field off the bat of the veteran catcher, who finished Monday's 16-run explosion with four RBIs and four hits — two singles, a double and the homer.
Pierzynski now has 15 home runs in 13 August games. He also has at least one hit in eight of his past 10 games and multiple hits in four of those games and has his season batting average up to .285 with 14 home runs and 52 RBIs.
Pierzynski is on just a one-year deal and will be 37 years old in December — really getting up there for a big-league catcher — but he seems to have won over Rangers fans and you have to wonder if there might be another deal in store for Pierzynski when the season comes to an end with no real catcher prospects ready for big-league action by next season.