Joey Votto named Southern League Hitter of the Week
Joey Votto, Chattanooga
.519 (14-27), 5 R, 4 2B, 0 3B, 4 HR, 9 RBI, 1 BB, 6 SO, 0 SB, 1.111 SLG
Votto collected five multi-hit games this week, and has hit in eight straight overall. The highlight of his current hot streak came on Sunday, as he went 3-for-5 with two home runs to lead the Lookouts to an 8-7 win over Tennessee. The victory clinched the first-half North Division title for Chattanooga. Votto hit four home runs and four doubles on the week, and leads the Southern League in both categories.
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WHO'S HOT, WHO'S NOT:
RHP Travis Chick runs hot and cold. He's 4-3 and has given up three earned runs or fewer in nine of 13 starts. In four others, however, he has been clubbed around for five or more earned runs. In a loss at Tennessee on Saturday, he surrendered six earned runs. And in his previous start, a win, he yielded eight.
PLAYER TO WATCH:
1B Joey Votto finished play on Saturday with a seven-game hitting streak, one that included 14 hits in 32 at-bats, nine RBIs, six runs scored, five doubles and a pair of homers. In an 8-0 win at Tennessee on Friday, he drove in four runs, three with a homer.
PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK:
LF Dewayne Wise, a former Smokie, slammed three of his team's five doubles in a 5-1 victory on Wednesday. In his first four games at Smokies Park this week, the well-traveled veteran went 10-for-17 with five runs scored, four doubles, two homers and a pair of RBIs. Wise has joined the Louisville Bats.