Originally written June 24, 2013 on Diamond Hoggers:
Jay Bruce is no stranger to home run binges, but when you take a step back and say that he just had the best power week of his six-year Major League career; you know he must have went bat-**** bonkers. Bruce at one point had seven straight hits that were home runs, and then yesterday he had to ruin things by hitting a couple of doubles. The real shame in this is that the Reds are off tonight, because when Jay Bruce is in a groove like this the only thing that can slow him down is a day off. He was so good that towards the end of the week when he destroyed Patrick Corbin and Heath Bell in the same game with monster shots, no one was really surprised. It was almost expected. It is with great honor that we get the opportunity to name our favorite player the Hard Hittin’ Mark Whiten Player of the Week. And here’s the highlight reel of a few of these in case you missed them. None of these were cheapies, and they didn’t include the bomb he hit Monday when we were at the park or the prior ...
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