Originally Posted by dougdirt
You know who hits a lot of solo home runs? Guys who hit a lot of non-solo home runs.
Jay Bruce has 96 solo home runs and 56 home runs with men on base. That is 37% of his home runs with men on base. This year in the NL only 25% of home runs come with men on base. The reason you see a lot of solo shots is because he hits more home runs than just about anyone else in the NL.
Thanks for the numbers. I would suggest that hitting 5th has much to do with how many solo shots he has this year.
But I didn't mean to suggest that there was anything numberwise backing up the solo homer statement. I was just commenting that if Bruce reminds me of any former Red it would be Adam Dunn before Drew Stubbs. But both comparisons are kinda ridiculous IMO, as Bruce is a better hitter than either of them, even if he does k a lot.