Thursday, April 23, 2009

Rios responds with strong outing

Finally Alex Rios decided to show up. It took him 16 games, but he might have busted out of a brutal season long slump that had yet to produce a single home run. After I strongly ripped into the enigmatic Rios throughout his poor month of April, I must give the man his due when he performs well.

In Wednesday's tilt against the Rangers, Rios went 4 for 6, raising his average from .206 to .246. All four of the hits were singles, two of which resulted in RBI. Putting into perspective his slow start, the four base raps represented 1 hit less then 25% of the hits he's had to date in 2009.

Let's see him do this over the course of a couple more games before we start to jump to conclusions. It might have been a complete aberration. Hopefully, this will kick start Rios' year and he'll be able to produce big numbers for an already potent Jays lineup.

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