He's hit three homers, line drives can easily become outs if they're hit to outfielders.
Not to say he's doing great, he isn't. However I think he'll be fine.
It looks to me like he is just having a slow start...Not a big deal yet considering it is not even May yet. And he looked a lot more comfortable last night in the 2nd spot maybe that was all it took. We shall see.
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Hopefully he's just slumping. That on-base percentage and the walk-to-strikeout numbers are UGLY. I'm not sure he understands the strike zone any better now than he did when he got to the Reds four years ago. But like I said, hopefully it's just a slump.
3 opposite field base hits yesterday. Made the Brewers shift look awfully stupid.
Well that suggests more that he's doing something wrong rather than just being unlucky. You usually like to see a guy hit 20% LDs to keep that BA up.
I remember this discussion from last season on another forum - Bruce just seems to have trouble early in the season and sometimes just hits them where the defense is as opposed to where they're not.
The move to the two-hole might be sparking him out of the early season issues earlier this season if yesterday is any indication.
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