Re: Votto Hitting verses walking
Nothing more exciting than Votto being up in the bottom of the 9th with 2 on, 2 outs and the Reds down 2. He works the count by taking a couple of high and outside pitches for balls and then 2 middle in pitches for strikes, as he is looking for something to slap to left field. The next pitch is a bit low, full count.
Votto chokes up a little bit more, the next pitch is on the outside corner and he fouls it off.
The next pitch is a waste high fastball on the inside corner borderline ...and Joey takes it for.......ball 4! Awesome he WALKED!
Now if the next 3 batters all walk, like Joey... Reds Win... Reds Win...