Redleg Nation would like to congratulate our Player of the Month for June 2009: Jonny Gomes.
I’m going to be honest: this was the worst field of candidates for a monthly award since we began doing these a couple of years ago. That’s not to say that Jonny Gomes didn’t have a good month; he did, he had a great June. But runner-up to Gomes in the voting among RN editors was “None of the Above.” Literally.
Gomes, however, certainly did his part in June to help the Reds stay in the race. He played in 23 games and hit .327/.424/.636. That’s a sterling 1061 OPS, for those of you scoring at home (or even if you’re alone). Gomes hit 5 doubles, 4 HR (tied with Jay Bruce for team lead), and drove in 11 runs.
Too bad Gomes wasn’t good enough to make the Opening Day roster, huh?
April 2009 Player of the Month: Joey Votto
May 2009 Player of the Month: Brandon Phillips