Joey Votto
1B CIN
2 months ago

Votto went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Friday's 7-3 loss to the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran first baseman made things a bit more interesting in the ninth with a 417-foot shot that plated Hernan Iribarren that cut the Reds' deficit to four. Votto has now hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games, with five multi-hit efforts over that span. He's also been flashing plenty of pop, with Friday's round-tripper his fourth over the last seven contests.

Joey Votto
1B CIN
2 months ago

Votto (face) is in the lineup Friday against the Cubs, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Votto was hit in the face by an errant throw from the outfield in Thursday's contest and left the game as a result, but it would he appear he avoided serious damage as he's back in the lineup Friday. He'll handle first base and bat third against righty Jake Buchanan.

Joey Votto
1B CIN
2 months ago

Votto was forced to leave Thursday's game against the Cardinals in the eighth inning after getting hit in the face by a throw from left field, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Votto had blooped a double, but was hit in the chin by an errant throw as he reached second base. The severity of the injury is unknown, but he did have a considerable amount of blood. The veteran was 3-for-4 before exiting the game.

Joey Votto
1B CIN
2 months ago

Votto hit a two-run homer in a 3-for-5 game Tuesday against the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Votto has homered in consecutive games and is on fire in September. He now has six blasts this month to go with six doubles and 14 RBI. He's hitting a brilliant .385/.472/.659 in 24 September games and is once again looking like one of the best all-around hitters in baseball.

Joey Votto
1B CIN
3 months ago

Votto lead the way on Tuesday, going 3-for-4 with a homer, two RBI, and two runs scored in a 6-4 win over the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

Votto's tremendous second half continued Tuesday, as he's still hitting above .400 over the past month. He now has 24 home runs on the season to go along with 89 runs scored and 84 RBI. Votto's .435 OBP is best in the NL in 2016, a crown he's already captured four times in his career.

Joey Votto
1B CIN
3 months ago

Votto went 4-for-5 with a solo homer and two runs in a 8-7 victory over the Pirates on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

The former MVP is absolutely killing the Pirates this weekend. Votto is 7-for-9 (.778) with three RBI in the last two games, both of which were one-run victories for Cincinnati against reeling Pittsburgh. And although his home run Saturday was initially just insurance, it proved to be the difference in the game. Votto has carried his hot August hitting, which saw him post a .394 batting average and 1.107 OPS in the month, into September. In nine games, he is slashing .448/.528/.621 this month.

Joey Votto
1B CIN
3 months ago

Votto went 3-for-4 with an RBI single in Friday's 4-3 victory over the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran's third-inning single plated pitcher Tim Adleman and opened the scoring on the night, and his overall performance on the night extended Votto's torrid hitting stretch. He posted a stellar .394/.471/.636 line in August and a whopping 26 RBI and has gotten September off to a similar start. The 33-year-old has hit safely in six of the seven games he's participated in, already generating a .375/.484/.417 line over his first 24 at-bats of the new month.

Joey Votto
1B CIN
3 months ago

Votto (neck) went 1-for-2 with a double, RBI, three walks and two runs in Saturday's 9-1 victory over the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

It was a typical Votto stat line, with the former All-Star even driving in one run with a bases-loaded walk in the eighth. The 32-year-old had actually not drawn a free pass since his last three-walk outing, which came Aug. 26 against the D-backs. Votto now has hits in four straight and has his season line up to .310/.433/.526 following Saturday's effort.

Joey Votto
1B CIN
3 months ago

Votto (neck) is in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Cardinals, Jamie Ramsey of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Votto was held out of Friday's game with a stiff neck, but the setback will not prevent him from taking the field Saturday. Votto will man first base and hit third Saturday against Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia.

Joey Votto
1B CIN
3 months ago

Votto is being held out of the Reds' lineup Friday due to a stiff neck, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

It appeared that Votto was getting a routine day off when he was not included in Friday's lineup, but now it's clear he is actually sitting out due to a minor injury. Votto is considered day-to-day with his setback, so he should have a chance to return to the lineup as soon as Saturday.