In regards to batting Votto and Bruce 3 and 4 . From John Fay: "I'd rather not bat two lefties in a row", Baker said."Unless you have lefties like Utley and Howard who don't have as much trouble hitting lefties."
The statement loses validity because Howard has more trouble with lefties than either Bruce or Votto.In Baker's defense though,Utley hits left-handers better than righties. Bruce's differences in splits last year were negligible,no excuse for not batting 4th,unless Rolen is hitting better.