The team OPS would make Mario Mendoza worry. The starting eight have almost as many RBI collectively as does one Joey Votto. Brandon Phillips is still chasing outside sliders, EdE hasn't hit a ball hard in a week, Razor Ramon is dull, and AGon's stick AWent.
You know how bad the Red offense is? Willy Taveras, whipping boy extraordinaire of the off-season, is currently Cincinnati's second-best offensive player. And has been for two weeks now.
But the Boss... Man, the Boss. That swing. That power.
If Bruce is able to find his stroke, he makes the team so much better.
Bruce on a streak means fastballs to both EdE and Phillips, both notorious fastball hitters. It means more times through the lineup, more two and three-run leads for starters, less taxation on the pen.
And more wins.