Originally Posted by Krawhitham
but at this point Dusty only has one extra outfielder, Nix is day to day and Edmond is on the DL. So it was Bruce or Gomes, Gomes hits 40 points higher VS lefties
I realize Gomes hits higher than Bruce against lefties, but that doesn't change the fact that Gomes can do absolutely NOTHING right now. Gomes is slugging .240 in August. Slugging, .240! That's it. Bruce is batting .292 in August and has been one of the hottest hitters as of late. He's also sluggging .477.
Oh, and let's not forget his horrid defense. I have grown very tired of watching him over throw cutoff men, allowing runners to move from 1st to 2nd because of missing the cutoff men, not even coming close to throwing runners out at home, etc, etc.