Joey Votto 1B CIN 1 week ago

Votto was 0-for-4 with one strikeout in Cincinnati's loss to the Mets on Friday night.

The game broke a string of 32 consecutive games reaching base - the longest streak in the majors going into the game. Votto is still hitting a very productive .291 despite teams still frequently pitching around him, so another streak could begin at any time.

Joey Votto 1B CIN 2 weeks ago

Votto is out of the lineup Wednesday, MLB.com's Jason Beck reports.

Votto almost never gets a day off, but that appears to be what this is. His slash line of .295/.396/.547 is pristine, as is usually the case for Votto. Chris Dominguez will get the start at first base and hit sixth Wednesday.

Joey Votto 1B CIN 3 weeks ago

Votto hit three home runs in Tuesday's blowout win over Philadelphia and picked up four runs scored and four RBI in the process.

Votto now has hit three home runs in a game thrice, tying a Reds record owned by Johnny Bench. Votto is now up to 16 home runs, and his .560 slugging percentage has jumped 99 points in the past 11 games. For the first time in a couple years, Votto is looking like the power-hitting perennial MVP candidate who made four All-Star games from 2010-2013.

Joey Votto 1B CIN 1 month ago

Votto went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBI on Tuesday.

Following a 25 game drought without a home run, Votto has reached base in eight of his last 17 at-bats including two home runs and a double. His recent streak has brought his slash line back up to .286/.384/.495.

Joey Votto 1B CIN 1 month ago

Votto went 2-for-3 Saturday with a walk, two runs scored, two RBI and his ninth home run of the season.

After nearly going the entire month of May without a home run, Votto has now homered in back-to-back games. His .282/.378/.494 slash line has taken a tumble since his blistering start, but he may be heating back up again.

Joey Votto 1B CIN 1 month ago

Votto went 2-for-4 with a double Saturday.

He's cooled right down after his hot April, and Votto is now hitting just .257 (18-for-70) in May with no home runs and four RBI. His production on the season is still very good though, particularly in OBP leagues, and as long as he stays healthy, Votto could heat up again at any time.

Joey Votto 1B CIN 2 months ago

Votto (suspension) is out of Sunday's lineup against the White Sox, the Cincinnati Enquirer's John Fay reports.

Votto was slated to miss Friday's game, but that was rained out, so he'll miss the first game of Saturday's doubleheader instead. Kristopher Negron will get the start instead, batting ninth.

Joey Votto 1B CIN 2 months ago

Votto will serve a one-game suspension Friday against the White Sox, MLB.com's Jamie Ramsey reports.

Rather than appealing the suspension, Votto will just get it over with. He made contact with umpire Chris Conroy while arguing a call during Wednesday's game in Pittsburgh.

Joey Votto 1B CIN 2 months ago

Votto hasn't yet heard from the Commissioner's Office about a potential suspension, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Votto made contact with home plate umpire Chris Conroy in Wednesday's game and expressed contrition for making contact. It's expected that there will be some suspension.

Joey Votto 1B CIN 2 months ago

Votto was ejected in the third inning of Wednesday's game for arguing balls and strikes.

Votto was ejected while walking back to the dugout, and an uncharacteristic outburst ensued. Per MLB.com's Mark Sheldon, Votto made physical contact with umpire Chris Conroy, which may result in further disciplinary action from the league. Brayan Pena replaced him in the game at first base.