Well, in response to the OP. Something that COULD be distracting him is the same thing that seems to have been distracting Ryan Braun all year
Probably not though.
I know his on-base skills are amazing but 24 xbh and 33 rbi on June 16 for a 3 hitter considered by many to be the best hitter in baseball is not getting it done. Especially when you consider the context. The reds shelled out well over 200 mil for him to be the guy during the reds window right now. This is the Reds time, which means it is Joey's time.
Obviously its a long season and i think OP realizes that, but his point is very valid. Joey has to be there for this team to win the division, but more importantly, a World Series.