Junior back on track?
Coming in to today, Junior's line for August is: .289/.386/.474
With 2 more hits today, it seems he's getting back to his old self. This would be HUGE for our offense as Griffey/Encaranacion/Dunn, if they're all hitting, will produce a ton. Seriously, if Jr is hitting, this lineup is downright scary:
There's not an easy out in the bunch and the top of the lineup sees a ton of pitches. While I wouldn't go so far as to say our season depends on Junior, I think a hot Griffey could carry us to the playoffs.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.