Junior has always been somewhat streaky, and that is more obviously now that he is getting older. But, he will get hot again this season and make key hits and long balls in bunches... He can still carry the team for a stretch of 4 or 6 games at a time. He will do that in the up coming NL central battles when the Reds most need him.
The great thing is the Reds are hanging right in there with the big boys JR and AD slumping. When they turn it on... and they will... the Reds may just separate from the pack and possibly overtake St. Louis.
This is the dog days boys... there called that for a reason. Many players go through slumps this time of year only to bounce back in September! Junior will be back.