Jay Bruce RF CIN 2 weeks ago

Bruce went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and two walks in Friday's win over the Brewers.

Jay Bruce RF CIN 3 weeks ago

Bruce is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cardinals.

Jay Bruce RF CIN 1 month ago

Bruce is out of the lineup for the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Brewers.

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Bruce went 1-for-4 with a walk ...

Jay Bruce RF CIN 3 months ago

Bruce is out of the lineup Thursday against the Pirates.

Bruce looks to be receiving a scheduled day off Thursday, following a 2-for-5 night at the plate Wednesday. He's now collected a hit in seven straight games, raising his average from .209 to .241 in just over a week. Skip Schumkaer will receive the start in right field Thursday, batting seventh for the Reds.

Jay Bruce RF CIN 3 months ago

Bruce homered for the second day in a row, going 2-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored.

The outfielder has gotten hot this month, launching five home runs and driving in 14 runs after connecting on just two blasts last month. After posting a negative WAR last season, Bruce's June is a promising sign for the 28 year old.

Jay Bruce RF CIN 3 months ago

Bruce finished 1-for-4 with a two-run home run Sunday against the Marlins.

The lefty has picked it up after a slow start to the season, as he has hit .294 with four homers, 10 RBI and a pair of steals over the past two weeks. The Reds are counting on his bat in the middle of the lineup and the offense has thrived in the midst of his current streak.

Jay Bruce RF CIN 4 months ago

Bruce is out of Wednesday's lineup against the Tigers.

Bruce will receive the day off Wednesday coming off a 5-for-6 day Wednesday, raising his season average from .215 to .232. Chris Dominguez will start in right field in his place, batting fifth for the Reds.

Jay Bruce RF CIN 4 months ago

Bruce pounded out five hits -- two doubles and three singles -- in six at-bats and scored twice Wednesday against Detroit.

That has to seem like a month's worth of hits for Bruce's fantasy owners, but in fact it's only nine games' worth -- he'd gone 5-for-30 (.167) over the preceding nine contests. Thanks to the hitters ahead of him going a combined 3-for-20 with two homers, Bruce didn't encounter a man on base in any of his six times up despite hitting cleanup. Bruce has certainly been better than the 2014 version of himself, but he still isn't close to the three-year stretch during which he was one of the top power hitters in the league. But hey, with seven hits and a homer in the last two games, perhaps he's heating up.

Jay Bruce RF CIN 4 months ago

Bruce went 2-for-3 and a walk while collecting two runs and an RBI on a solo shot.

His .215 average is difficult to stomach in standard scoring leagues, especially coupled with his relatively modest 10 home runs. However, his OPS sits at a respectable .733 thanks largely to an uptick in walks.

Jay Bruce RF CIN 4 months ago

Bruce accounted for all of the scoring between the Reds and Padres on Sunday, homering twice while knocking four runs in the Reds' 4-0 victory.

The two homers were the first in June for Bruce, who had been getting on-base at a better clip lately (.354 OBP over the last 30 days) despite the drop in power. After Sunday's performance, eight of his nine homers have come at home.