Lind in mini-slump

Through six weeks of the season, it was safe to say Adam Lind was enjoying a breakout year in 2009. The 25-year-old was batting .329 with seven home runs and a team-high 35 RBIs in 38 games. The suggestion has even been raised to move the Jays’ regular DH into the No. 4 spot in the lineup, switching with the struggling Vernon Wells. After all, Lind had been the team’s best run-producer.

He still sits tied with Aaron Hill with a team-high 35 RBIs, but Lind has struggled himself over the last five games. Of course, the same can be said for most Toronto hitters during that stretch – overall, the club has hit just .232 (38-164) in losing four of five. But Lind’s struggles have stood out.

Following play on May 17 with a .329 batting average, Lind has gone just 1-for-19 since, lowering his season mark by 31 points, to .298. His lone hit was a single, and the 25-year-old went without an RBI while striking out six times compared with no walks.

It’s certainly not a prolonged slump at this point, but it’s safe to say manager Cito Gaston would love to see his ‘protégé’ rebound to his earlier season form. Here’s a stat: The Blue Jays are 13-4 (.765) this year in games Lind has recorded an RBI.

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One Response to “Lind in mini-slump”

  1. eyebleaf Says:

    Lind ain’t even the problem…

    Wells and Rios are driving me insane.

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