Originally Posted by R_Webb18
id rather him play
Guys need off days periodically throughout the season, even machines like Votto. There are only so many Cal Ripkens and Lou Gehrigs across baseball. The Reds are in a midst of playing 20 straight games without an off day. Even if Votto weren't struggling, Baker should (and probably is) looking to give him a blow at some point just to prevent wearing him down. Tomorrow against a lefty is as good a day as any.