Re: So when is Bruce going to start hitting?
I'm in favor of sitting Bruce for a few games. I realize that only a handful of games have been played and he can be a slow starter. I believe he WILL begin to hit soon, but I think that giving him a few days off will do him some good.
That first Arizona game reinforced things for me. Just throw him an inside breaking ball and he'll swing...and never make contact. He's had far too many K's for his number of at-bats this season. Sitting him would be like a "reset" here at the beginning of the season and might keep him from pushing too hard.
Again, I'm not saying he needs to be sent down or doubting his ability. I just believe now is the perfect time to give him a chance to catch his breath and start over for the year.