Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/10/13
Todd Frazier mired in an 0-for-31 skid got a little advice from some who knows a bit about hitting. "I call it a funk -- I talked to Pete Rose the other day he said never call it a 'slump'" Frazier said. "So I'm sure going to listen to him. It's just one of those things." Frazier went 2-for-4 and scored three runs in the Reds' 7-2 victory over the San Diego Padres before a crowd of 30288 at Great American Ball Park. The win was the third straight for the Reds and their fifth in seven games. Rose initiated the talk. "He came in he wanted to talk to me" Frazier said. "That's the first time I've talked to him so it was an eye-opener for me. I'm glad he did because he opened my eyes up a little bit. Enough was enough basically. I'm just happy to produce and help the team out." Frazier was still smiling about the meeting with Rose. "It's pretty cool" he said. "It's the best hitter in the game. The best hitter that ever was. He gave me a lot of key pointers you can say. It's something between me and him that I'll sure never forget." Bronson Arroyo went seven strong innings to record his 10th win of the season. Arroyo (10-9) allowed the one run on four hits. He walked none and struck out seven. "Tonight was a great night for me" he said. "I had a pretty good fastball. I had a good breaking ball. I got off to good start the first four innings. That kind of set the tone. A couple of runs gave me a bit of cushion." Joey Votto continued his tear. He went 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBI. He's hitting 11-for-24 with seven RBI during his seven-game hitting streak. But Frazier was the story. He was in the No. 2 spot in the lineup for the second straight game. He snapped the drought at the plate with a double in the first. The streak was the longest since Drew Stubbs went 0-for-32 last year. That was the longest skid since Denis Menke went 0-for-33 in the 1973.
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