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Extra-base hits aplenty for Barajas

Extra-base hits aplenty for Barajas

NEW YORK -- Mets catcher Rod Barajas continues to hit for extra bases at an extraordinary clip.

He hit his fourth double of the season against the Nationals on Tuesday, and has 13 extra-base hits and 11 singles, which measures out to 54 percent of his hits going for extra bases.

"I've always been a guy who didn't trust his hands. I just didn't let myself see the ball in and let myself react," Barajas said of his recent success. "I guessed fastball and I get a breaking ball, and now I'm in a bad situation. So right now, I'm just relying on my eyes, and my hands are working pretty good."

Barajas has always been able to hit for power over his 12-year career, but his previous high for extra base hits in a season was 45 with the Rangers in 2005. That season, his 21 home runs and 24 doubles accounted for a career-high 43 percent of his hits.

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