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Adam Lind has gotten off to a sluggish start with the Mariners, but he turned things around in a big way this past week. The 32-year-old led the M’s by getting 8 base hits and posting a .381 batting average in 6 games. He did not homer and only drove in 1 run, but Lind looked much more comfortable in the box. His .391 on base percentage was amongst the best on the team, and his .429 slugging percentage was impressive.
As mentioned earlier, 2016 has not been overly kind to the soon-to-be free agent. Lind has slashed just .260/.269/.300 through 50 at bats this season. The slugging first baseman has yet to leave the yard and has only driven in 2 runs in 16 games. Lind is typically very patient at the dish, but he has only managed to work 1 walk this season.
Hopefully Lind is able to build off this past week moving forward. He is well known for his ability to hit right-handers, and the fact that Seattle faced so many last week likely played a big role in his turnaround. Lind remains one of the key figures in the M’s lineup, so they need him to stay hot.
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