Votto went 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run in Wednesday's 6-1 win over the Brewers.
Votto let down teammate Trevor Bauer on a play at first base earlier this season, but he made up for it with his first-inning homer Wednesday, giving Bauer an early cushion. While the veteran has been good at home, Votto has been a completely different player on the road this season, slashing just .111/.209/.185 with one homer in 22 games away from Great American Ball Park.
Votto went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run, two RBI and one run scored in Friday's 7-1 win over the White Sox.
The six-time All-Star hit the third of four Reds homers off opposing starter Jonathan Stiever. He now has four long balls in his last eight games, giving him 10 for the season. Votto, who has been batting third of late for Cincinnati, now has an even .800 OPS after finishing with a career-low .768 mark in 2019.
Votto will start at first base and bat third in the first game of Monday's doubleheader with the Pirates.
After serving as the Reds' leadoff man in 21 straight starts, Votto will now bat out of the three hole for the fourth straight contest. Shogo Akiyama will again get another look atop the order, but the drop to third in the order shouldn't hurt Votto too much from a run-scoring standpoint. As the leadoff man, Votto only crossed the plate 11 times in those 21 games.
Votto went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in Friday's 3-1 win over the Cardinals.
Votto put the Reds on the board with a big blast to right field off Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright in the first inning. It was Votto's first homer in nine games, and his seventh of the year. The first baseman has slashed .219/.335/.409 with 14 RBI and 22 runs scored in 39 contests this season.
Votto reached base in all three of his plate appearances in Tuesday's 16-2 loss to the Cardinals, going 2-for-2 with a solo home run and a walk.
Votto has been about the only bright spot for the Reds over the past five games, during which the team has gone 1-4 to drop six games below .500. Over that stretch, he's gone 8-for-15 with three solo home runs, a double and two walks. He'll man first base and bat leadoff in Wednesday's series finale.
Votto was ejected during Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Cubs, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
The benches cleared during the fourth inning after the two sides traded apparent purpose pitches, with Votto, Jesse Winker and manager David Bell all getting tossed for the Reds. Votto entered the day hitless in his past 18 at-bats, but he broke out and went 3-for-6 with a solo homer and a double during the twin bill before getting ejected.
Votto is starting the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Cubs.
Votto missed the Reds' last three games in the midst of an 0-for-18 slump, but he'll lead off for the team in Saturday's matinee. Whether he'll be in the lineup for Game 2 remains to be seen.
Manager David Bell said the plan is for Votto to start at least one game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Cubs, and most likely the first game, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
Bell would not rule out Votto starting both games of the twin bill. Votto was benched again Friday, making it three straight games out of the starting lineup amidst an 0-for-18 slump. "I've never experienced -- I've been benched before for a single game," Votto told John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer. "I don't think I've ever been benched for multiple games. It's important for ... my tone may sound frustrated, but I'm responsible for that. We're in the performance business. We're in it to win. I've been a part of too many losses, and I need to be better for sure. It's a new experience for me." Votto has put together a strong case for the Hall of Fame, but he is almost 37 and his days as a true everyday player may be over.
Votto is not in Friday's lineup against the Cubs.
He has not played since Tuesday and is hitless in his last 18 at-bats. Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reported Thursday that manager David Bell says Votto is fine physically, but it seems that something is off with the veteran first baseman. Mike Moustakas is starting at first base and batting fifth.
Votto is not in the starting lineup for Game 2 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Brewers.
Votto was expected to be back in the lineup after sitting the front end of the twin bill, but instead he will get the entire day off. Manager David Bell confirmed after the game that Votto is physically fine and that he just wanted to give him a couple of days off, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. The veteran first baseman seems likely to be back in the lineup for Friday's tilt against the Cubs.
Votto is out of the lineup for the first game of Thursday's doubleheader with the Brewers.
Votto was originally set to sit out Wednesday, but the Reds-Brewers game was one of three MLB contests postponed after players deciding to sit out in the wake of the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis. Assuming Thursday's doubleheader goes on as scheduled, Votto will get a breather in the front end of the twin bill before presumably checking back in as the Reds' first baseman for the second contest.
Votto is not starting Wednesday against the Brewers.
Votto has started the past 14 games for Cincinnati, going 8-for-51 with an 8:13 BB:K during that stretch. He'll get what appears to be a routine day off Wednesday after the veteran first baseman went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts before he was ejected from Tuesday's game against the Brewers. Mike Moustakas is manning first base in his absence, with Freddy Galvis at second base and prospect Jose Garcia at shortstop.
Votto went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts before he was ejected from Tuesday's game against the Brewers.
Votto wore the Golden Sombrero, was none too happy about it and let the home-plate umpire know. He had a point about a few of those called strikes and did not do anything that would warrant further discipline. The soon-to-be 37-year-old has been in a bad way at the plate going back several weeks now; Votto is 8-for-56 (.142 average) in his last 16 games.
Votto went 2-for-4 with a walk and a walkoff RBI double Tuesday in the Reds' 6-5 win over the Royals in 10 innings.
Since opening the season with three two-hit efforts in four games, Votto had fallen into a 2-for-28 slump over his subsequent nine contests entering Tuesday. However, Votto was able to provide the Reds with a lift when they needed him the most, as he sent a deep fly over the outstretched glove of center fielder Brett Phillips to score Nick Castellanos for the game-winning run. Votto will get a chance to keep the momentum going Wednesday in the series finale; he's slated to start at first base and bat third.
Votto is not in the lineup Friday against the Brewers.
Votto started the past four games after returning from the injured list and went 2-for-11 with a two-run homer and four walks, but he'll receive a day off with southpaw Eric Lauer starting Friday for Milwaukee. Matt Davidson will start at first base and bat cleanup in the series opener.
Votto went 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run homer in Monday's 3-2 win over Cleveland.
Votto choked up on the bat and muscled a Zach Plesac pitch into the right-field seats of Great American Ball Park for his third home run of the season. The 36-year-old reported symptoms over the weekend but tested negative for COVID-19, leading to a quick turnaround from the IL. He's walked six times and struck out only once this season.
Votto (illness) was activated by the Reds and is in the lineup Monday against Cleveland, batting second.
Votto was away from the team as a precautionary measure in recent games, but he was officially activated by the Reds after testing negative for COVID-19. The 36-year-old will replace Christian Colon in the starting nine in the series opener against Cleveland. Aristides Aquino was optioned to the team's alternate training site in a corresponding move.
Votto (illness) will remain out of the lineup for Monday's game against Cleveland.
Votto tested negative for COVID-19 and is able to rejoin his teammates, but he won't be back in the lineup just yet. He's yet to be activated from the COVID-19 injured list, though that move could still happen in time for him to fill a bench role. Christian Colon starts at first base in his absence.
Votto tested negative for COVID-19 on Monday and could be activated from the injured list as soon as Monday night's game against Cleveland, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.
Votto self-reported coronavirus-like symptoms and landed on the COVID-19 injured list Sunday, but players are eligible to be activated from that list quite quickly if they never test positive for the virus. It turns out that the first baseman was dealing with an ordinary illness, and while there's no guarantee he returns right away, his absence shouldn't last too much longer.
Votto was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Sunday.
The 36-year-old was initially included in the starting lineup for Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader with the Tigers, but the Reds scratched him after he reported COVID-19-related symptoms to the Reds, according to Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer. Nightengale notes that Votto has yet to produce a positive test result, so he may be out of action until he's cleared through additional testing. Based on the precedent for cases similar to Votto involving players who exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 but don't test positive, the first baseman will likely miss two days at a minimum, according to C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic.
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