Friday, June 5, 2009

Lind rules; Rios sucks

The difference between how great Adam Lind is and how pathetic Alex Rios plays is absolutely astounding. One guy is a complete clutch hitter, and the other is a lazy bum. It was never more apparent then Thursday afternoon against the Angels.

Lind had an astounding game that will be unfortunately forgotten because the Jays lost. He went 5 for 5, his first career five hit performance, where he had 3 doubles and a pair of singles. Rios, on the other hand, had 5 strikeouts. FIVE FREAKING STRIKEOUTS! Dating back to his previous game. Rios has 7 straight whiffs. Are you kidding me?

I don't ever want to hear a positive story about the clown. He's had a couple of home runs the past few games. So what? They came in a blowout loss to Boston and early in a ball game against the Angels. Do you think Rios would blast a big homer when it mattered? Of course not. There is no way anyone can legitimately say Rios is a solid 5 tool ball player. How about the 5 tool piece of crap?

Adam Lind is sensational. Alex Rios sucks. End of story.


Anonymous said...

I was a fan of Rios a few years ago. But after his dreadful play this year and last year, there is no doubt that he is a dreadful ball player and a liability wherever he plays

Michael Harrison said...

I want to write positive stories about him. He does have the occasional effective game that tantalizes you. But too often he loafs for fly balls, or doesn't run out ground balls. Obviously today was a really really awful game for him. It's too bad, because he did look good a few years back :(