Re: Anyone else becoming concerned with Votto
I do think he's in his head. He knows he's not going to get much to hit and is a bit anxious about making the most of each chance. His timing is all screwed. That said, I'm not worried about him long term. He'll sort it out. And in the meantime, he's still one of the 15 most productive hitters in the NL.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.