Posted by: Jeremy | April 10, 2009

Jays keep rolling


Lind, still hitting his way into the record books

Lind, still hitting his way into the record books

Five games, four wins, two starts by Michael Barrett and so far no pitchers knocked out. I’d say that’s a good start for the Blue Jays.

Toronto took its show on the road today, knocking off the Indians 13-7 in their home opener, a game that started at four and just wrapped up, thanks in part to a 229 minute rain delay, the longest in Jays history. Adam Lind continued his pace for the best season of all-time, smacking his third homer and driving in four runs. For the year, Lind is hitting .421 with 11 RBIs, tied for the Major League lead with Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera.

Lind wasn’t the only one in on the act tonight — each of Toronto’s top seven hitters had at least two hits, which bodes well for a team that, well, blew offensively last season. Marco Scutaro and Scott Rolen each joined Lind with three hits, while Alex Rios drove in his first four runs of the year and managed to escape without taking a fly ball off his face.

Next up, it’s Doc against Cy Young winner Cliff Lee, who not surprisingly gave up seven runs and took a loss on Opening Day. More of that to come against Toronto’s suddenly-potent offense? In the words of Tim Bentum, “Let’s see what happens!”.

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