Reds @ Diamondbacks (7/7-7/9)

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    Reds @ Diamondbacks (7/7-7/9)

    Romano down and Winker back up. Figured Romano would be down because of the AS break. I'd expect he will be back for another start.
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    Reds lose 6-3 but Votto goes deep again for #25.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sumoroyal View Post
    Reds lose 6-3 but Votto goes deep again for #25.
    Amazing what Votto can do when he swings at some of those strike pitches instead of looking to walk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Hangin Around View Post
    Amazing what Votto can do when he swings at some of those strike pitches instead of looking to walk.
    Votto tied for first in the NL in walks. On pace for the third most walks in a season in his career.

    Stat to look at ... on pace for the lowest full season strikeout total in his career. Those stats indicate he is being more selective and making more/better contact when he does swing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    Votto tied for first in the NL in walks. On pace for the third most walks in a season in his career.

    Stat to look at ... on pace for the lowest full season strikeout total in his career. Those stats indicate he is being more selective and making more/better contact when he does swing.
    Why let facts get in the way of a bad opinion. He still doesn't swing at bad pitches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    Why let facts get in the way of a bad opinion. He still doesn't swing at bad pitches.
    I thought he was being sarcastic and making fun of what people said last year, but maybe he was serious.

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    Reds jump out to a 3-0 with Hamilton two stolen bases and #26 from Vottomatic.

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    Votto is so good

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    Votto OPS of 1.053, on pace statistically to more than surpass his 2010 MVP numbers.

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    The guy is pretty special, there are no scrubs on this list, it tells me all I need to know.

    1. Babe Ruth+ (22) 1.1636 L
    2. Ted Williams+ (19) 1.1155 L
    3. Lou Gehrig+ (17) 1.0798 L
    4. Barry Bonds (22) 1.0512 L
    5. Jimmie Foxx+ (20) 1.0376 R
    6. Hank Greenberg+ (13) 1.0169 R
    7. Rogers Hornsby+ (23) 1.0103 R
    8. Manny Ramirez (19) .9960 R
    9. Mark McGwire (16) .9823 R
    10. Mickey Mantle+ (18) .9773 B
    11. Joe DiMaggio+ (13) .9771 R
    12. Stan Musial+ (22) .9757 L
    13. Mike Trout (7, 25) .9751 R
    14. Frank Thomas+ (19) .9740 R
    15. Joey Votto (11, 33) .9666 L

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    If Joseph as he is today had been on the '75-'76 team, does Doggie ride the pine?

    3B Rose
    RF Griffey
    2B Morgan
    1B Votto
    C Bench
    LF Foster
    SS Concepcion
    CF Geronimo

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    Castillo just might stick around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littleluck55 View Post
    I thought he was being sarcastic and making fun of what people said last year, but maybe he was serious.
    Ahh OK, I hope.

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    Hitting 99 still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    Votto tied for first in the NL in walks. On pace for the third most walks in a season in his career.

    Stat to look at ... on pace for the lowest full season strikeout total in his career. Those stats indicate he is being more selective and making more/better contact when he does swing.
    Nobody is saying that Votto is not a great hitter because stats do tell the story. In the past couple of years he would take good pitches in really good hitter counts that he is driving out of the park this year. It appears to me that he has made up his his mind that he helps this team more by driving in runs than walking and he is a little more agressive in hitters counts.

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