Daily Archives: June 1, 2010

June 1, 2010

#VoteVotto: 4 out of 5 Hits Can’t Be Wrong

4-for-5 tonight with a triple and a homer, and coming right off an ailment that had him out for almost a week. You saw the game. You don’t need me to say more.

APTOPIX Reds Cardinals Baseball

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June 1, 2010

Reds, with a Vengance

W: Del Rosario L: Reyes S: Cordero


97740616DV016_CINCINNATIThe Reds just took a one game lead in the NLC and avoided the sweep tonight. Despite the best efforts of the officiating staff, the Reds won 9-8. The Reds were kickin’ it at the plate, with Scott Rolen and Jonny Gomes totally busting out. Even so, they were the supporting characters in this one.

It was Joey Votto’s triumphant return after the week-long stiff neck, and you’ve never seen him so pissed off. It’s like the internal struggle between sweet Joey and the Canadian Hulk, finally played out an an all-around hitting machine, a Vottomaton, if you will emerged. And he was hungry.

Tomorrow Sam LeCure takes the mound for the Reds against Chris Carpenter. Pah, that’s nothing. They’ve seen Carp a million times. Tonight a schlub no one had ever hit against before was on the mound, and you know the trouble the Reds usually have with that type.

An all-around bad-ass game. It’s nice to know that the worst that can happen tomorrow is that the Reds will go into an off-day tied for the lead in the central, but it would be even better to see it play out again tomorrow. I haven’t gotten the chance to tweet “Votto SMASH!” yet.

June 1, 2010

Happy Days Are Here Again

This is the happiest news I’ve heard all day: Joey Votto is back in the lineup! May his return keep away the Redbird-favoring rains and the crappy bullpen.

Votto's back