This is from and insider article on ESPN. I don't know if they mind posting the whole thing elsewhere so I'll sum up the section that reference JJ and give a few excerpts and a link to the full thing, if you have the access. I think after a day or 2 they generally make them available to everyone.
Basically it says Hardy had been suffering from shoulder issues most of the season, here's a small excerpt:
just because you're in the lineup every day doesn't mean you're playing at 100 percent. Hardy had season-ending shoulder surgery in 2004, and at times his shoulder has continued to bother him, although it's usually not too serious. He'd been dealing with it since early in the season, but he really aggravated it on June 11 while fielding a ground ball, and it got to be a little too much for him to stay in the lineup.
After missing six days, Hardy returned to the lineup with a vengeance. He started a 16-game hit streak that ended on Saturday, but picked it right back up again with two homers on Sunday.
It goes on to talk about how his swing was affected by the injury and has been righted as a result of the rest and finishes with this:
What can we expect in the second half? Now that he's healthy, there's no reason he can't put up 10-15 homers with a solid .270-.280 batting average. Contrary to the opinion of many, last year's 26-homer output wasn't hugely over his head.
For the full article that covers several Brewer players: http://insider.espn.go.com/fantasy/base ... oard080707