I just got in and was catching up on game on the ORG game thread since it had more posts. I do not normally start threads but after reading a comment or two, I felt the need to post this.
After Bruce's homer, several were commenting on Bruce and too bad he had low OBP guys in front and so on as far as RBI's. I am a hugeeeeeeeeee Jay Bruce fan and I have tried to catch every at bat this season of his I can. In other words, If I am working outside and his AB comes up, I stop what I am doing and listen.
Fact is and I am sure he will improve, but Bruce has struggled this season when hitting with runners on.
He now has 12 homers with 24 rbi's. Barely a 2 to 1 ratio.
Now all Jay has to do is get a couple of good games with runners on and that will improve without a doubt.
But Jay is hitting .162 with RISP in 37 AB'S (before tonight). Now as we know, that means runners on second and third.
The top of the order much of the season has consisted of Taveras , who has done better than expected and Votto. Jay as I said, will improve.
But for some of them to blame his low rbi totals on no runners on in front of him, well that isnt exactly the case.
Now having said that.....Go Jay Bruce !