Saturday, May 2, 2009

Lind rediscovers power stroke

After a scorching start to the season, in which he hit three home runs and added 11 RBI in his first five games, the power stroke for Blue Jays designated hitter Adam Lind ceased, though he maintained a consistently strong batting average.

Before Thursday's contest against the Royals, the 25 year old Lind had gone 17 outings without a long ball, and had just six extra base hits in that span. He now has had round trippers in back to back contests.

Being a full time DH at such a young age, the affable Lind has had to adjust to a new routine coming to the ball park, knowing he will not be slotted in left field, a position he manned for 71 games in 2008, but just once this campaign.

Through 24 games, Lind has 5 home runs, 22 RBI (tied for 5th in the American League), 8 doubles and a solid .320 batting average.

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