Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_
He OVERPRODUCED in May. His numbers in June are below his averages. But far from horrible. He still knocked in 17 runs, only 5 fewer than his ridiculous May. He needs a day or two off. He got several games off during May, NONE in June and NONE so far in July. I'm not talking about missing a start and then coming in later, a REAL day off.
Gomes in June: .244 .304 .400 .704
That actually is horrible. For the month of June he was the 22nd best LF in the NL in OPS
Gomes in July: .269 .321 .423 .744
not as horrible. pretty bad for a LF though. So far for the month of July he is the 14th best LF in the NL in OPS.
May was lights out: .364 .420 .636 1.056 3rd in OPS for LF
April: ouch. .217 .254 .367 .620 21st in the NL in OPS for LF.
Heisey out performed him in May, June and July. Yes, Heisey had a better OPS in May than Gomes.
Add in defense and since Heisey has been with the Reds, it isn't particularly close. He should get starts at every outfield position every week.