It took one week for Jay Bruce to show into Phillies stud — and Mets’ nightmare

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The Mets thought they’d see little of Jay Bruce after they shipped him to the American League, however he has returned to the NL East as one of many hottest hitters in baseball.

The ex-Met has solely been on the Phillies for every week, however has turned that into Nationwide League Participant of the Week. In six video games, Bruce hit .381 with 4 dwelling runs and 11 RBIs, recording a 1.429 OPS. The Phillies went 4-2 in these video games towards the Padres and Reds, and sit atop the NL East at 37-28.

The Mets included Bruce, who was traded for the third time in two and a half years, within the blockbuster deal that introduced in Edwin Diaz and Robinson Cano from the Mariners. Cano, who has been hobbled by an injured quad, has three dwelling runs and 14 RBIs in 46 video games this season, good for a .650 OPS.

Bruce solely lasted a number of months in Seattle, because the last-place Mariners traded the veteran outfielder to the NL East-leading Phillies las week.

“I get to go someplace I’ve an opportunity to win,” Bruce stated on the time. “At this level in my profession, that’s fairly paramount for me.”

The deal will value the Phillies simply $2.75 million over the following season and a half, because the Mariners agreed to pay $18,567,204 million of the $21,317,204 million remaining on the deal Bruce initially signed with the Mets. The Mets are nonetheless on the hook for the second $1.5 million installment of his $three million signing bonus.

The Mets will get to see their former slugger after they journey to Philadelphia on June 24th.