I think it's time to start considering this possibility for Joey Votto.

He's got a .322 batting average. In real time, that is tied for the league lead with Rafael Furcal.

He leads the league in homers by two, with 26, over Prince and Mark Reynolds.

He now has 70 RBIs, tied for second with Albert Pujols and the now injured Corey Hart. He's 11 behind the leader Ryan Howard.

If he can get hot and start knocking in runs, this is a real, honest-to-goodness triple-crown chase.