Friday, June 26, 2009

Hill ties Blue Jays record

Aaron Hill's home run in the 1st inning Thursday tied his own club record, and that of Roberto Alomar for most home runs by a Blue Jays 2nd basemen. Hill has had a superb year at the dish, belting 17 home runs in his first 73 games. It's now the second time Hill has tied Alomar, having hit 17 dingers back in 2007. And Hill still has half a year left to dismantle the record!

What is Hill's ceiling? Can be produce 30+ home runs a year? I can't imagine that being the case, but with the rate he is on, he'll get there comfortably. He hasn't shown signs of slowing down his torrid pace from the beginning of the season.

What a sensational comeback year for Hill. After all the concussion problems he had last season, which caused him to miss most the campaign, there were rumours he might not ever play again. Instead, here he is, providing wonderful defense and exceptional hitting. Just where would the Jays be without him?

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