VIDEO: Drew Butera Hits Two-Run Home Run Against Braves

It’s no secret that the Los Angeles Dodgers have lacked offensive production from the catcher position this season.

Catchers A.J. Ellis, Drew Butera and Tim Federowicz each have a batting average under .200 and have combined to hit four home runs heading into Thursday’s matchup against the Atlanta Braves. Butera led the bunch with a pair of home runs.

In the second inning against right-hander Aaron Harang, Butera added to that total when he connected on the first pitch he saw and deposited it over the left-field wall. The two-out, two-run home run gave the Dodgers a 3-0 lead in an eventual 6-4 victory.

The home run set a new career-high for Butera, giving him three on the season to go along with 13 RBIs. The backup catcher has played in 46 games this season and is hitting .193 with a .268 on-base percentage. He filled in for Ellis for a large part of the season when Ellis was on the disabled list.

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Vincent Samperio

Vince is currently the Associate Editor and Social Media Manager for Dodgers Nation. Hailing from San Pedro, CA and a student at Cal State Long Beach, Vince has previously written for the Daily 49er and LASF Magazine.

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