Lind hit a walk-off pinch-hit three-run home run in Monday's win over the White Sox. Lind was just 3-for-31 since July 4 with a 1:9 BB:K and desperately needed a hit like this to break out of his slump. He still owns a brutal .230/.262/.440 overall line, however, and he is at best a platoon player, as Dae-Ho Lee (.279/.325/.495) should be expected to get the bulk of starts at first base against left-handed pitching.
Lind is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Astros. With lefty Dallas Keuchel on the hill for the Astros, Lind will take a seat Tuesday while Dae-Ho Lee takes over at first base and bats fifth in the order. Lind has hit for a better average against lefties (.261) than he has against righties (.241) this season, but he has put up much better power numbers against right-handers with 11 home runs. He figures to rejoin the lineup Wednesday when the Mariners face Mike Fiers.
Lind had four hits Saturday against the Orioles, including two doubles and his 12th home run of the season. Lind is still plodding along, trying to find the mastery of right-handed pitching he's shown in years past. He has three multi-hit games in his last nine games, however, and his power is still strong -- his .188 ISO is a three-year high. Lind is striking out a more this season (22 percent) than usual, and his walks are down considerably at 4.7 percent. If he gets a little luckier on balls in play (.250) and improves his plate discipline a bit, his average could come up in the second half.
Lind is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cardinals, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports. As per usual, Lind will sit out with a lefty on the mound for the opposition in Jaime Garcia. Even though he's liable to sit out multiple times a week depending on the schedule, Lind is still a useful fantasy option against right-handed pitching. He's produced a .725 OPS versus righties this season.
Lind hit a two-run, walk-off home run Friday for a 4-3 win against the Cardinals. Lind crushed an 88-mph changeup off St. Louis closer Trevor Rosenthal 417 feet for his 11th homer of the season. The left-handed Lind will continue to platoon with Dae-Ho Lee at first base. Lind struggled early this season, but since May 14, he's slugged .594 with an .892 OPS. All 10 of his home runs in that span have come against right-handed pitchers, against whom he has .622 SLG and .924 OPS.