Why not bat Bruce 2nd in front of Votto...I know 2 lefties in a row...but Votto hits both RHP and LHP very well. Bruce would more than likely see better pitches and could be more patient. I think hitting him so low in the order, teams don't have to pitch to him. It makes more sense to me than watching JHJ or WT hitting second.

1. Dickerson/ WT
2. Bruce
3. Votto
4. Phillips
5. Nix/ Gomes
6. Hanigan/ Hernandez
7. EE
8. Pitcher
9. JHJ/ Janish.....more RBI potential for Bruce/Votto...it works for STL/MIL