Lind's 9 hits in first 5 games ties Brewers record

Lind's 9 hits in first 5 games ties Brewers record

MILWAUKEE -- Adam Lind came within a warning track shot of a Brewers record for hits in his first five games with the team. When his eighth-inning drive settled into the glove of Pirates center fielder Starling Marte, Lind settled for a tie with a pair of former All-Stars.

His second-inning single through a defensive shift on Saturday gave Lind nine hits in his first five games with Milwaukee, matching a record set by Paul Molitor in 1978 and equaled by Dave Parker in 1990.

Thanks to his four walks, Lind's is off to the most impressive start of that trio. He's batting .529 with four extra-base hits and a 1.501 OPS. Through his first five games in '90, Parker hit .474 with four extra-base hits and a 1.208 OPS. In '78, the rookie Molitor hit .391 with two extra-base hits and a .982 OPS in his first five games.

Given Lind's early production, how might Brewers right-hander Jimmy Nelson pitch him?

"I don't know," Nelson said with a smile. "Intentionally walk him, maybe?"

Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @AdamMcCalvy. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.