Adam Lind has some hot hands in Vegas, but not because he's found a lucky streak at the card table.

The first baseman, demoted to Triple-A after struggling with the Blue Jays, was batting .500 after three games with the Las Vegas 51s.

Long before each of those games, Lind walked to the batting cage for extra hitting. Those cages are down the side of the parking lot at Cashman Field, several hundred feet from the 51s clubhouse.

Lind used to stroll along air-conditioned hallways to reach the cages inside the Rogers Centre. In Vegas, that walk is outdoors in 40C heat over blistering pavement.

"Yeah, it's over 100 degrees (F) out there, and then they come back for regular batting practice before the games," 51s manager Marty Brown said of Lind's daily routine with hitting coach Chad Mottola.