PDA

View Full Version : Joe Votto



Hondo
04-17-2008, 07:05 PM
I am so Glad Dusty has been starting Votto...

He started against Lilly and was able to produce... He hit that Homer in the 2nd... Plus a Double!

I am pyched about Votto becoming a Superstar!!!!

Chi-Town Red
04-17-2008, 07:47 PM
was at the game today...Joey looked awesome! also had a great play on a line drive that would have been a double for sure....

Grande Donkey
04-17-2008, 08:49 PM
Votto is a beast. That ground rule double he hit yesterday he almost completely missed it. You could tell he was upset when he hit it but it just kept carrying all the way to deep left center field.

smoke6
04-17-2008, 08:49 PM
Has JV started 2 in a row now? If he starts tomorrow, then I'll believe Dusty is leaning his direction.

Scott Botkins
04-17-2008, 09:06 PM
Dusty told Hatteberg today that from this day forward Votto will be his man at first base. It's on today's game recap article from reds.com

Jack Burton
04-17-2008, 11:42 PM
Dusty told Hatteberg today that from this day forward Votto will be his man at first base. It's on today's game recap article from reds.com
That is spectacular news.

Maldez
04-17-2008, 11:48 PM
Votto's looking more and more like a budding superstar.

JBChance
04-18-2008, 12:04 AM
The dude is finally heating up.

He just looks like a slugger. I think he made a great effort on that great play by EdE. He really stretched for it and completed the put-out.

In the replay, it looked like he was a little fired up as he tossed the ball back out. Good to see some fired-uppedness from one of the guys :thumbup:

jmac
04-18-2008, 12:15 AM
Dusty told Hatteberg today that from this day forward Votto will be his man at first base. It's on today's game recap article from reds.com

Great news ! :beerme:

HeatherC1212
04-18-2008, 12:20 AM
Here's the link to the article at reds.com in case anyone wants to read the whole article. It's a great one tonight! :)

http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/news/gameday_recap.jsp?ymd=20080417&content_id=2540863&vkey=recap&fext=.jsp&c_id=cin


Even though Scott Hatteberg has more experience against lefties, Baker stuck with Votto as he has for the past several days. Baker informed Hatteberg that Votto would be his main man at first base going forward.

"Today was a big day for him because of that left-handed pitcher," Baker said. "It was a great day. I told you it was coming. I just had to see a little more aggressiveness and bat speed, which we've seen coming the last couple of weeks."

ChatterRed
04-18-2008, 02:35 AM
Okay, get Bruce up here next and let's continue this youth movement. Our best players are all the young guys.

Grande Donkey
04-18-2008, 08:24 AM
The one thing I don't like is that Votto hasn't taken a walk yet. That was once one of his strong points.

ChatterRed
04-18-2008, 09:14 AM
Maybe he's getting pitches he "just can't refuse"?

RedLegsToday
04-18-2008, 09:14 AM
The walks will come Donkey. It seems that opposing pitchers are coming right after him now. Once they realize that he's going to hurt them badly, they'll start pitching him more carefully, and the walks will come. Joey knows how to hit.

BigJohn
04-18-2008, 09:49 AM
Hope he doesn't get his salary up to 8 million in a few years, we know what happens to a first baseman then!

scounts22
04-18-2008, 09:57 AM
...is hot. :luvu:

Sorry, I couldn't resist.