3B Todd Frazier and 1B Joey Votto both hit home runs for the Cincinnati Reds in the 4-3 win over Colorado Rockies yesterday. Frazier’s blast was a bomb! Votto’s was another great home run against a left handed pitcher. (Something he has done a lot of this season.) Votto is seeing the ball great against left handed pitchers this season which makes me wonder if managers are going to start just leaving right handed pitchers in to face him instead of bringing in a left handed pitcher out of the bullpen.
Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto went 0 for 4 tonight in the 4-3 loss to Boston Red Sox. I have been checking out Pitch f/x a lot lately and thought I would share what I found for Votto’s four at bats. BrooksBaseball F/X
Reds @ Red Sox May 7, 2014
Joey Votto’s at bats:
Joey Votto called out on strikes.
Speed Pitch Result 1 90 Fastball (Two-seam) Called Strike 2 90 Fastball (Four-seam) Foul 3 91 Fastball (Two-seam) Ball 4 91 Fastball (Two-seam) Called Strike
Joey Votto grounds out, second baseman Dustin Pedroia to first baseman Mike Napoli.
Speed Pitch Result 1 89 Fastball (Four-seam) Called Strike 2 79 Curveball Swinging Strike 3 91 Fastball (Four-seam) Foul 4 91 Fastball (Two-seam) Ball 5 91 Fastball (Two-seam) Ball 6 90 Fastball (Two-seam) In play, out(s)
Joey Votto grounds out, first baseman Mike Napoli to pitcher Jake Peavy.
Speed Pitch Result 1 86 Cutter In play, out(s)
Joey Votto grounds into a double play, second baseman Dustin Pedroia to shortstop Jonathan Herrera to first baseman Mike Napoli. Skip Schumaker out at 2nd.
Speed Pitch Result 1 87 Fastball (Two-seam) In play, out(s)
With snow still on the ground here I am a little late with posts and with cleaning. I have finally come around to cleaning up the blog and will continue to clean it up as the days go on. Cincinnati Reds have a great team this season and I am really loving Choo at the top of the order. Votto and Choo fighting for the best OBP is a lot of fun to watch everyday. And I now say without a lie that I really enjoy watching Homer Bailey pitch now. He has really matured and become the top of the rotation kind of pitcher many Reds said he would. Go #Reds
I found some more great videos today and thought I would share. It is by just strange chance that some of these monster blasts are against the Giants. 🙂
Votto’s two-run smash
Votto’s second homer
Rolen’s three-run blast
Bruce’s solo homer
Gomes’ 100th homer
Hanigan hammers one
Votto’s solo shot
Phillips’ three-run shot
Hanigan’s three-run shot