Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 6/5/12

In baseball, one game does not make a trend, except perhaps in late October.

Just the same, the Toronto Blue Jays' revamped lineup looked good Tuesday in a 9-5 victory over the Chicago White Sox.

After a slow start to the night, Brett Lawrie, batting leadoff for the first time as a professional, had three hits and scored three runs.

Colby Rasmus, batting second for the fifth time, had a career-best five hits, including a two-run homer, and finished with four runs and three RBI.

Rasmus has been somewhat of a bust since joining Toronto in a trade with the Cardinals last July, but he is showing signs of realizing the potential so many see in him.

Rasmus is batting .500 (12-for-24) with four homers and nine RBI as the No. 2 hitter. He also has batted well in the No. 8 spot, hitting .289 (22-for-76) with an .885 on-base-plus-slugging percentage, three homers and 10 RBI in 22 games.

There figures to be a lot of chatter about speed at the top of lineup, but four of the runs scored on home run trots, as David Cooper also contributed a two-run blast. Another run was scored at an even slower pace, coming on a bases-loaded walk to Cooper in the first inning.

"Tonight, they fell in for me, which is nice," Rasmus said. "I felt comfortable at the plate with what I was trying to do with my approach, and it worked out."

"I had a little stint where I was struggling a little a bit, which is going to happen. I was able to change something, move up on the plate. Getting a little older, a little wiser, learning to make adjustments based on how the pitchers are pitching you."

MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Would Carmelo Anthony accept trade to Portland as backup option?

Wade Phillips: Aaron Donald was ‘rusty’ in debut

Michael Phelps calls Tiger Woods' DUI 'massive scream for help'

Patriots' Malcolm Butler not happy about his performance

Nebraska fires AD Shawn Eichorst days after rant

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

49ers' move to Santa Clara has been an absolute bust

Aaron Hernandez's family suing Patriots, NFL over CTE findings

Ric Flair opens up about alcohol abuse: ‘I’ll never drink again’

Report: Orioles not planning to shop Machado in offseason

NFL Scout: Saquon Barkley better than Ezekiel Elliott

No harm will come from MLB extending its netting

WNBA Finals preview: Minnesota Lynx look for revenge against the Los Angeles Sparks

The 'Chris Sale joins an elite club' quiz

Three Up, Three Down: The home runs just keep on coming

Building on the NFL's positive changes beyond 2017

NFL Week 3 predictions

The 'MLB is as powerful as ever' quiz

After a decade in the WNBA, MVP Sylvia Fowles is ready for the spotlight

College football 2017 Week 4 predictions

10 teams that can unseat the Warriors in 2018

NFL Referee Hotline: Mike McCarthy is sick of these calls

The 'Kevin Durant has mad (Twitter) handles' quiz

Baseball's most underwhelming teams of 2017

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

WNBA Finals preview: Minnesota Lynx look for revenge against the Los Angeles Sparks

Three Up, Three Down: The home runs just keep on coming

The 'Chris Sale joins an elite club' quiz

Building on the NFL's positive changes beyond 2017

NFL Week 3 predictions

After a decade in the WNBA, MVP Sylvia Fowles is ready for the spotlight

The 'MLB is as powerful as ever' quiz

10 teams that can unseat the Warriors in 2018

College football 2017 Week 4 predictions

NFL Referee Hotline: Mike McCarthy is sick of these calls

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker