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CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Reds played well without first baseman Joey Votto, winning 32 games while he was on the disabled list with a knee injury. Votto was activated Tuesday but did not play. Again, no problem for the NL Central-leading Reds. Jay Bruce provided all the offense the Reds would need with a two-run home run in the sixth inning as the Reds defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 on Tuesday night at Great American Ball Park. Reds starter Mat Latos (12-4) allowed one run on four hits in seven innings. Jonathan Broxton pitched a scoreless eighth inning, and closer Aroldis Chapman recorded his 35th save, his 27th in a row since June 24. Kyle Kendrick (8-10) allowed just Bruce's homer in six innings. Four Philadelphia relievers combined to blank the Reds over the final three innings. Defense helped stave off potential rallies by both teams early in the game. Ryan Howard led off the Phillies' second inning with a single, but Reds right fielder Bruce made ...
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No. 19 is back and eager to pitch in
After spending six weeks and one day on the disabled list with a knee injury, Joey Votto will make his triumphant return to the Reds on Tuesday as they face the Philadelphia Phillies at GABP. Whether or not he plays remains to be seen, but it's a guarantee that he will at least be in uniform and in the dugout. Votto originally suffered...
Yesterday’s loss was, for me, shrouded in the mystery of being a non-televised, not-available-online, only-AM-radio-I-own-is-in-my-car game. I tried to follow it on the Gameday and through the Sportacular alerts on my phone, but it was like distant wails of mourning–”aaaaaawwww Joey Votto’s return to the line-up is wasted wwwwaaaaaa.”
To be somewhat less melodramatic...
CINCINNATI The tendency, it seemed, was for the Cincinnati Reds to take the posture: Let Joey do it.Joey Votto is their premier player, the National League MVP in 2010, the guy who was leading the way this season, too.Then, on June 24 with the Reds leading the National League Central by one game, Votto slid awkwardly into third base and tore the meniscus in his left knee.The forecast...
Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto was back on the active roster Tuesday. The next step -- being in the lineup -- will come Wednesday. "We've got a plan," Reds manager Dusty Baker said before Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Phillies. "I'll pinch-hit him in an emergency. He's not 100 percent sharp sharp yet. But he's still Joey Votto. We've...
CINCINNATI Homer Bailey was pulling off his cowboy boots Tuesday afternoon in the Cincinnati Reds clubhouse when he spotted a player in a far corner.
Whos that new guy? Whos that No. 19? he asked with a broad smile slashing across his face.
Bailey knew who it was as well as he knew in bottoms of his cowboys boots. It was his first baseman, Joey Votto, his first baseman who helps...
The Cincinnati Reds activated first baseman Joey Votto from the disabled list on Tuesday, but he was not in the starting lineup against the Phillies on Tuesday. Reds manager Dusty Baker told reporters Votto could pinch-hit on Tuesday and that Votto is likely to be in the lineup on Wednesday. "The plan could change every day depending on how he feels and how his body feels...
Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker plans to proceed with caution regarding the comeback of the recently activated Joey Votto, especially with his club holding a sizable NL Central lead.
While the former MVP is scheduled to make his return to the lineup in Wednesday's series finale against the visiting Philadelphia Phillies, Baker won't commit to anything beyond that.
In his first at-bat after missing 48 games, Joey Votto lined a single off Roy Halladay on Wednesday. Votto went 2-for-3 with a walk in a 6-2 loss to the Phillies. "It went better than I expected," Votto said. "I'm very happy to be back in the lineup and play. Unfortunately, it came with a loss." The crowd of 19,267 at Great American Ball Park gave him...
Reds announced that Joey Votto is able to return. Crickets, pin dropping, echo…echo…echo… “God? It’s me, Dusty Baker. If I need him, is Votto ready to pitch?” ”I’m afraid not, Dusty. He’s not a pitcher.” ”In the traditional sense?” ”In every sense.” ”How about as a reliever?” ”No, Dusty.” ”As a LOOGY?” ”Fine, Dusty.”...
CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Reds played well without first baseman Joey Votto, winning 32 games while he was on the disabled list with a knee injury. Votto was activated Tuesday but did not play. Again, no problem for the NL Central-leading Reds. Jay Bruce provided all the offense the Reds would need with a two-run home run in the sixth inning as the Reds defeated the Philadelphia...
The arrival of Joey Votto and Jay Bruce in Cincinnati ended a drought from their farm system. Bruce was the twelfth overall selection in the 05 draft and now in his fifth MLB year. Though there have been periods of inconsistency, he's established himself as a solid run producer in the middle of the Reds lineup and leads them in both HR and RBI at the age of 25.
The Cincinnati Reds have never had a Cy Young Award winner, but Johnny Cueto is making a strong case to become the franchise's first.
The club's most recent MVP might be able to provide the ace with some help.
Cueto seeks his major league-leading 18th victory and Joey Votto may make his anticipated return to the lineup as Cincinnati opens a nine-game homestand against the...