Well, instead of trying to say anything constructive about last game, (Zambrano threw almost as many strikes as balls? Towers made his demotion seem a lot more plausible? Our offence managed to put a lot of runners on base? Marcum got one of the best hitters in the league to ground the ball weakly?) here’s a funny picture of Adam Lind making a rather nice catch at the wall.
Of course he’s about 10 feet from the wall, and a foot and a half off the ground, but he got it! So far he doesn’t look comfortable out there, but he has been running down balls as fast as his slowness will take him (including another nice backhand over the head last night). It may be a circus out there, but he hasn’t made an error since 2005!
At the plate, it’s interesting to see the league probing for weaknesses and him making the necessary adjustments. In the first couple of weeks, he was chasing the high fastball with two strikes and fanning at an alarming rate. As soon as he stopped doing that, pitchers found another nemesis with which to punch him out- something with late break on it low and away. Maybe once he’s figured that one out they will be all out of ideas? No?