Bruce was removed from Saturday's game against the Braves with left hamstring tightness, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports. Bruce was thrown out on a play at the plate to finish the third inning and left the game after playing one additional frame in left field. The 32-year-old should be considered day-to-day until the severity of the injury is determined. Nick Williams took over in the outfield for the Phillies.
Bruce went 1-for-5 with a solo homer in Monday's loss to the Diamondbacks. Bruce now has an incredible five homers in seven games since moving to Philadelphia. He's gone 9-for-26, with seven of his hits going for extra bases.
Bruce went 1-for-3 on Friday, hitting another home run with two RBI in a 4-2 victory over the Reds. The 32-year-old became the first player in the Phillies' long history to hit a home run in each of his first four games with the team. Bruce is 7-for-14 (.500) with six extra-base hits (including four homers), nine RBI and six runs since joining the Phillies on Monday. Overall, he's batting .235 with 18 home runs, 37 RBI and 33 runs in 179 at-bats between the Phillies and Mariners this season.
Bruce went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs overall in a 7-5 victory against the Padres on Wednesday. While he's hitting for a better average with the Phillies than he did in Seattle, Bruce has continued his power surge as well. In three games since arriving in Philadelphia, Bruce has gone deep three times and registered seven RBI. It's a small sample size, but he's 6-for-11 (.545) with four extra-base hits to begin his Phillies career. Overall, Bruce is batting .233 with 17 home runs, 35 RBI, 32 runs and a .597 slugging percentage in 176 at-bats during 2019.
Bruce went 3-for-4 with two home runs, a double, six runs batted in and three runs scored in a victory over San Diego on Tuesday. How's that for making a splash? In his second game as a Phillie -- and first since Andrew McCutchen's season-ending ACL injury -- Bruce put the Philadelphia offense on his back to help the team snap a five-game losing skid. He took San Diego starter Chris Paddack deep for a two-run shot in the fourth inning, then topped that with a grand slam off reliever Brad Wieck in the fifth. Despite hitting only .227 for the season, Bruce has provided plenty of production with 16 homers and 34 RBI. With the news of McCutchen's injury, Bruce is now in line to start most games for Philadelphia.
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