|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||600.00||33.00||.255||102.00||89.00||6.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Milwaukee||38||7||1|| .262|| .316|| .184|
|vs Lohse (Career)||37||10||1|| .486||.341||.270|
|vs RHP||218||50||4|| .317|| .367|| .229|
|Last 10 Games|
|Jay Bruce still struggling to find offense heading into break |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(7/15/14) Reds outfielder Jay Bruce has hit just .170/.204/.383 in 47 July at-bats heading into the break despite homering in three straight games earlier in the month.
Bruce is in the middle of the worst offensive campaign of his career, hitting just .229/.310/.409 with 10 home runs, 41 RBI and nine stolen bases in 279 at-bats. The outfielder has turned in three-straight 30-homer seasons but figures to fall well short of that number by the time the 2014 season comes to a close.
|Jay Bruce extends homer streak to three games |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(7/8/14) Reds outfielder Jay Bruce homered for the third straight game Tuesday, in a 4-2 win over the Cubs.
Bruce opened the game with a two-run shot in the first inning, his only hit of the game. He finished 1 for 4 with two RBI and two strikeouts in the win.
Bruce started off slow, but now has six home runs since the start of June. He is hitting .233/.314/.736 with 10 home runs and 38 RBI in 73 games.
|Jay Bruce replaces injured Joey Votto at first base |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(7/7/14) Reds first baseman Joey Votto is out of the Monday lineup against the Cubs. Jay Bruce has been moved to the spot.
Votto could be destined for the disabled list with a left quadriceps strain that has prevented him from playing the last two games. He has been struggling at the plate without a multi-game since June 21. He has just seven hits in his last 40 at-bats.
|Jay Bruce ends hitless slump with game-winning HR |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(7/6/14) Reds outfielder Jay Bruce collected three RBI, which included a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning, during a 4-2 win Sunday against the Brewers. He finished 1 for 4 with two runs.
Bruce's first RBI came on a fielder's choice in the first inning. His last two RBI came on his eighth home run, which was the first home run Milwaukee left-hander Will Smith gave up to a left-handed hitter this season.
Bruce entered play Sunday mired in a 0-for-21 slump in his previous six games. He homered Sunday for the first time in 14 games.
|Jay Bruce drives in two with pair of doubles |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(6/26/14) Reds outfielder Jay Bruce continues to find his swing, as he doubled twice in a 4-1 win over the Cubs Wednesday.
Bruce drove in two runs in the game, one with a first-inning double and another in the sixth inning. He finished the game 2 for 4, extending his hitting streak to six games.
Bruce is hitting .284 with four home runs, 10 doubles and 15 RBI in the month of June, raising his season line to .230/.324/.408.
|Because Jay Bruce is just now turning 27, some Fantasy owners continue to hold out hope that he'll take another step forward and meet all the expectations heaped on him as the top prospect in baseball way back in 2008. But thanks to a poor second half in which he hit only .239, he actually went the other direction last year, striking out 185 times with his worst OPS in four years. Even if that's an indication his production has leveled off, he's not so bad the way he is, having hit 30-plus home runs in three straight seasons. It's just that his escalating strikeout rate, like so many young sluggers before him, limits his batting average to the .250-.260 range. Bruce's age gives him a slight boost among outfielders of similar productivity, such as Matt Holliday and Hunter Pence, but most likely, he's not a first-rounder waiting to happen.
(Updated 1/6/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/23/14||@ MIL||2:10 pm||Kyle Lohse|
|7/25/14||WAS||7:10 pm||Tanner Roark|
|7/26/14||WAS||4:05 pm||Gio Gonzalez|
|7/27/14||WAS||1:10 pm||Doug Fister|
|7/28/14||ARI||7:10 pm||Chase Anderson|
|7/29/14||ARI||7:10 pm||Trevor Cahill|
|7/30/14||ARI||12:35 pm||Wade Miley|