Re: Jay Bruce the new Drew Stubbs?
He's reminding me of Adam Dunn a little bit. Just the way his homers are often solo shots and his capacity for whiffing lately.
Still, he's a much better hitter than Dunn or Stubbs IMO.
I think this team is pressing at the plate due to the fact that both the Cards and Pirates are playing at such a high level. Those two teams have very solid pens which plays a big factor on how the team approaches offense.
I've just noticed that when the games are close in the late innings, many Reds hitters seem to display real impatience. I can't help but think that the way the bullpen has performed/injuries contributes to that. Like they are in a constant state of having it slip away.
But Bruce looks like he always does and is really on a hot streak...until last night anyway.