Votto was locked in on Saturday
Saturday's clash between the Reds (30-22) and Astros (22-31) provided no shortage of fireworks as the teams combined for 21 runs and 28 hits. But in the end, only one squad emerged victorious and that squad was Dusty Baker's bunch who prevailed over host Houston by a tally of 12-9.
Neither starter fared very well in this one, thus turning the affair into a battle between bullpens. Luckily, the National League's top 'pen held their own (Cincy) and Joey Votto led the offensive surge with a 4-hit night to send the red-hot Reds to their 11th win in their past 14 games.
Here's a wrap-up of the good, the bad and the notables from Minute Maid:
- The Reds win a road series and improve their record to 13-2 in the prior 15 series' versus Houston.
- Votto had a monster game at the dish by going 4-4 with a free pass, a homer (9), three runs scored and a couple of ribbies (32). He's now hitting .345 on the season and is the proud owner of a .475 OB...