Let’s dip into the archives, shall we? Back in April of 2006 — more than a decade ago, if you can believe it — minor league outfielder Jay Bruce spoke with Redleg Nation‘s Bill Lack from the dugout in Dayton, where Bruce was playing Class-A ball. How did that kid turn out? The best part […]

Our week of tributes to departed Reds right fielder Jay Bruce is almost over, I promise. Indulge us just one more time, please. I hope you read Nick’s personal story about what Bruce meant to him as a baseball fan. Now, I knew Nick was writing something about Bruce, but I didn’t realize that he […]

Final R H E St. Louis Cardinals (56-50) 5 10 2 Cincinnati Reds (43-62) 7 11 0 W: Diaz (1-1) L: Oh (2-2) FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score The Good –With the Reds down 5-4 in the bottom of the ninth, Joey Votto led off with a single to right field. Adam Duvall followed […]

Jay Bruce is off to a great start at the plate this season. Is it just another of Jay’s patented hot streaks to be followed by the inevitable cold streak? Or has Bruce truly made some adjustments that will enable him to finally have that consistent, MVP-caliber season we have been hoping for (or expecting) ever […]

During the dog days of a lost season we do not have many things to get excited about. We will not get to watch our favorite team in the playoffs. The Reds are basically just playing out the string to see what draft pick they will get next year. But that doesn’t mean there are […]

Jay Bruce battled Cliff Lee for an eventual walk in his 7th inning trip to the plate last night. If you didn’t see the plate appearance, you missed Jay Bruce fall behind 0-2 and draw the eventual walk, fouling off 6 pitches in the process. It was Bruce’s first unintentional walk of the season, and […]

It was the penultimate at bat of the season. It has remained there on my DVR list for 171 days: Giants @ Reds     Thu 10/11    12:00p    247 TBSHD. The playlist entry on the line above for the movie “Sucker Punch” sits there, mocking me. I’ve watched the At Bat over and over again, not because […]

Jay Bruce is on another hot streak. On Monday, Bruce was named NL Player of the Week. For the week of April 23rd, Bruce led the league in total bases, slugging percentage, and tied for first with four homeruns. Bruce is batting a .296/.337/.617 after the first month of the season with an OPS+ of […]

Drew Stubbs’ walk off home run last night wasn’t the Hal King Moment (HKM) because it couldn’t be. On July 1, 1973, Reds catcher Hal King hit a two-out, three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning against the arch-rival Los Angeles Dodgers.  It  erased a 3-1 scoreboard deficit and prevented the Reds from […]

As expected, Reds right fielder Jay Bruce has been elected the Redleg Nation Player of the Month for May 2011. This selection was a foregone conclusion, of course, as Bruce was named the National League’s Player of the Month as well. The Nation voted, and Bruce was the overwhelming choice, garnering 93% of the nearly […]

I’m sure none of you is surprised, but it’s official: Jay Bruce has been named the NL Player of the Month for May: In 28 games in May, the left-handed-hitting slugger hit 12 homers, had 33 RBIs, scored 23 runs, slugged .739 and mounted 19 extra-base hits to lead the NL in each of those […]

We tackled a few of Jay Bruce’s legendary feats yesterday. After that thread posted, Bruce was named NL Player of the Week. The 24-year-old right fielder collected four home runs, 13 RBIs and 25 total bases last week — all of them either the Majors’ best mark or tied for the best mark — while […]