PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 19: Joey Votto #19 of the Cincinnati Reds throws to first after fielding the ball in the fifth inning of the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on May 19, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies won 3-2.
I took several good swings in Philadelphia ... I was missing quite a bit before that, hitting the ball to the opposite-field line. I wasn't able to be as direct as I'd like to be. I've had a few really good swings. Hopefully that's a trend headed in the right direction for me.
Homer to me has turned into one of those guys where you could maybe consider him the ace of your staff ... He has consistently gotten better over his career, and it's really impressive to see him improve and grow.
I think he has the size, the lack of long levers, the strength, the bat quickness to be able to fallMore quotes »
Mets shut out by Reds, continue to struggle at Citi Field
the three scored in the first inning, were unearned, the result of third baseman David Wright 's two-out fielding error. Joey Votto had walked, Brandon Phillips singled and Jay Bruce walked to load the bases before Todd Frazier's sharp grounder shot through 5/21/13 Read more »
Diamondbacks beat Reds split squad 6-5
-- Gerado Parra and Willie Bloomquist are ready for the World Baseball Classic. Joey Votto is close to his decision.Parra, who will play for Venezuela in the WBC, drove in three runs and threw out a base runner Thursday, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to Read more »
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Defense consistently strong
and dont care about defense. Baker thinks part of that is because the Reds are largely a homegrown team. First baseman Joey Votto, shortstop Zack Cozart, third baseman Todd Frazier, catchers Ryan Hanigan and Devin Mesoraco and right fielder Jay Bruce came 8 m ago from Cincinnati Enquirer Read more »
Leake's pitching, Wright's E send Reds past Mets
Mets third baseman David Wright. Photo: Kathy Kmonicek Cincinnati Reds' Brandon Phillips (4) is greeted at home plate by Joey Votto (19) after they both scored on a fielding error by New York Mets third baseman David Wright in the first inning of a baseball 5/21/13 from San Antonio Express Read more »
MVP Watch: Votto drumbeat steady
AP Share 1 Joey Votto, 1B, Reds The Reds are 7-2 during Votto's nine-game hitting streak (19-for-37). His on-base percentage is an NL-best .476. / AP Share 2 Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, Diamondbacks Goldschmidt, a 25-year-old coming off his first full season, sure 5/21/13 from San Diego Union-Tribune Read more »
Poetry Of The Absurd
into one color Representing the sunset of my life This was written by Ike Davis ... in his head ... as he was watching Joey Votto's hit roll down the right field line. Ike Davis? Poet? It's as good an excuse as any as to why Davis didn't bother to move away 5/21/13 from The Musings and Prophecies of Metstradamus Read more »
Bruce homers to back Cueto in Reds' win over Mets
deeper into his monthlong funk, going 0 for 3 and being called for interference in the field when he was clipped at first by Joey Votto, who was making a turn toward second base in the Reds' three-run first inning. Davis was lifted in a double switch after from Mail.com Read more »