Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Jays pounding Angels early

After the top half of the 2nd inning, it looks as though Roy Halladay has all the run support he needs.

This Jays offense is phenomenal. They have already chased starter Anthony Ortega from the game after just 1.1 innings, tattooing him for the tune of 6 runs.

Vernon Wells destroyed a Rafael Rodriguez offering over the left field wall for a 3 run bomb. It's already 7-0 Toronto.

Game over.

Aaron Hill rules!

In the first inning against the Angels, Aaron Hill has already blasted one out of the yard for a 2 run shot, his 7th long fly of the year! How much did the team miss him last year? J.P. Ricciardi has to be commended for selecting this guy with the 13th pick in the 2003 draft. All the players that went ahead of him aren't as good, with the possible exceptions being John Danks and Nick Markakis. Hill is showing no signs of letting up this year either. What a baller.

It seems almost crazy to suggest he is in the early (and it's definitely REALLY early) discussion for the MVP, mostly because he's on my favourite team. So is it just me hyping up a guy who wouldn't be as big if he were on a small market team? Or come to think of it, is he under hyped because he's on a team that gets no respect like Toronto? If Dustin Pedroia could win MVP, why not Hill?

Or maybe I'm just crazy.

Adam Lind is King!

I'll admit it, I have a man crush on Blue Jays Designated Hitter Adam Lind. Really, is it that hard to understand why? The guy is unbelievable. He's as clutch as they come. Though he's making a bazillion dollars less then Vernon Wells, give me one person that thinks that V-Dubb comes up bigger in pivotal moments then the smooth swinging Lind.

Lind delivered the dagger Tuesday against Cleveland, a huge 3 run blast in the 7th to give the Jays a lead they wouldn't relinquish. Ho hum, that was part of a big 5 RBI day for the slugger.

Simply put, the guy can mash. 6 home runs, 29 RBI's, a .333 batting average, and it's just the first week of May. This guy is too good. With runners in scoring position and two outs he's hitting .450. With the bases juice, that average rises to .600. He's got the ability to hit between 20-25 home runs, and that might not be generous enough.

The guy is only 25 years of age, and is in his first full tour of duty with the ball club this season. As he becomes more and more acclimated to being a professional, it's scary the kinds of numbers he and stud rookie Travis Snider could put up in the heart of that Jays order for years to come.

Adam Lind is awesome, in case I wasn't being clear enough. Was I?