Re: So when is Bruce going to start hitting?
If Bruce hits a home run in his next at bat, his obp/slg/ops will go up to .273/.400/.673. Would this thread get started then?
Small sample sizes in baseball are so variable that drawing any conclusion at all is absolutely ridiculous. I'm sure that a month from now we could take a 30 PA sample from this same player and draw conclusions that Bruce is going to be the first 100% hall of fame inductee in history.
Bruce's approach through the first 8 games of the season is no more indicative of a season-long trend than Gomes' is. Brantley was saying on the telecast last night that in the first few weeks of the season, pitchers are ahead of batters. There are times to worry about a player's performance and 8 games into the season (where the Reds are 6-2) is not it, in my opinion.
And for what it's worth, Gomes is on pace for 198 walks this season, against 90 strikeouts.
Give it time for the pendulum to stop swinging.
Originally Posted by westofyou
Thus his team was punished
Long live punishment