The Stat Line Of The Night – 09/28/09 – Andy LaRoche
The Stat Line Of The Night – 09/29/09 – Adam Lind
Total Pro Sports – Their season may just about be over as they have officially been eliminated from the playoffs for quite some time now, but that hasn’t cause the Blue Jays to pack it in. Instead, they currently find themselves in Boston looking to avoid having the Red Sox clinch a spot in the post season on their watch. Leading the cause for the Jays is designated hitter Adam Lind.
Lind was a force to be reckoned with at the plate last night in Fenway as he terrorized Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz before turning his attention to their bullpen. Stepping into the batters box five times over the course of the night, Lind recorded three hits, all of which were home runs. Two of blasts were solo shots and one with a man on, totaling four RBIs. This performance helped the Jays prevent Boston from sealing their playoff ticket as they hung on for an 8-7 victory, and Lind would earn himself “The Stat Line Of The Night” for Tuesday, September 29th, 2009.
Lind’s last at bat saw him take a Jonathan Papelbon pitch to the arm which angered Jays manager Cito Gaston, but it was the only lowlight in an otherwise impressive game. With 35 home runs, 114 RBIs and a .305 batting average on the season, Lind finds himself among the American League leaders in all three categories. That may not put him ahead of Joe Mauer on most AL MVP ballots, but it should definitely get him some consideration for the award.