Toronto Blue Jays’ Adam Lind One-Man Wrecking Crew
The Toronto Blue Jays are one of the hottest teams in baseball currently, and they recently just had an 11-game win streak snapped. They will not be in loss column for long and I expect them to go on another winning streak very soon.
They were turning into one of the biggest disappointments this baseball season. Then they reeled off a bunch of wins, and find themselves with a chance at the very least to challenge for a wild card spot in the AL.
The recent surge is due to them scoring runs and limiting the opposition from scoring as well. They outscored their opponents 70-27 during the win streak, and this included them sweeping one of the better teams in the AL, the Texas Rangers.
One of the key players that have been crucial to their success is not a player you think of. The first person that would pop into the minds of Blue Jays fans is Jose Bautista, Colby Rasmus and Edwin Encarnacion.
They have been instrumental in the turnaround with the club, but the player I am referring to is Adam Lind. Lind is on fire with his offense this season for Toronto.
He has rebounded from a discouraging 2012 season that saw him hit only .255 with 11 HRs and 45 RBIs. Lind is completely different player in 2013, as indicated by his .330/.395/.939 triple-slash to go along with 10 HRs and 30 RBIs in 62 games.
The past month of baseball has seen him mash six HRs and 19 RBIs with a .363/.379/.983 triple-slash within that time frame. The opposing starters have had a tough time in trying to get him out.
He is right now crushing left-handed pitching with his .389 batting average, and against right-handers he is hitting a robust .318.
He is a monster with runners in scoring position, as indicated by his .385/.413/1.234 triple-slash in that situation and is just as good with two outs and runners in scoring position with a .348/.423/.1.119 triple-slash.
Lind is proving to be a threat in the middle of the Blue Jays line up, and with Jose Reyes returning soon they should be considered a very dangerous team.