Thursday, July 9, 2009

Lind your vote!!

Just a few hours remain to vote Adam Lind into the All-Star game! Balloting ends at 4pm, with Lind in a battle with 4 others to make the final American League roster spot at the mid summer classic. Lind was not on the ballot prior to the process of voting in a player because he was mainly the Jays designated hitter and the game is being played in a National League ball park in St. Louis.

In 83 games this season, the 25 year old Lind, in his first full year of duty with the Jays, has been on a tear, posting 19 HR, 58 RBI with a .307 average while racking up 26 doubles. You can vote for Lind at to cast your vote for our stud designated hitter/left fielder.

Currently, Lind is locked in a battle with the Rangers Ian Kinsler, Tampa Bay's Carlos Pena, the Angels Chone Figgins and Detroit's Brandon Inge for the right to represent the A.L. Should Lind receive the top vote he would be making his first career appearance at the All-Star game.

Downs and out

What a nasty case of de ja vu for the Blue Jays. One night after falling to the Rays via a walk off home run by Pat Burrell, the Rays found more magic, putting the finishing touches on a see saw battle that resulted in the the Blue Birds dropping their 10th game in their past 13. The excruciating defeat also marks the 4th walk off loss on the road trip for a battered Jays squad.

Scott Downs, activated off the disabled list before the start of this one, had a chance to send the game to extra innings for a 2nd straight night, but with two outs Ben Zobrist lifted a Downs offering into right centre scoring Carl Crawford, ending the Jays hopes of a much needed victory.

What would be worse? Getting blown out every single game to the Yankees and Rays? Or losing in such devastating fashion almost every time to them? I'll go with the latter, because these tough losses are really starting to weigh on me.

The loss drops the Jays (43-43) to .500 for the first time all season.