Last night's leftovers; Votto smoking
I talked to David Ross today about the play in the eighth inning last night. He wasn't around after the game last night.
"I saw the third baseman go after the ball. I thought I could make it. Then halfway there I saw the pitcher. I knew I was out. Stupid play. My run doesn't mean anything with us down 3. Then Alex (Gonzalez) hits the home run to make me feel worse."
Jeff Conine was told to bunt in the ninth. "I asked him about," Jerry Narron said, "because I had a feeling Brandon Phillips was going to get on. He was fine with bunting." Narron pointed out that while the Reds are ripped for not getting bunts down, they're second in the NL in sacrifice hits. You could look it up.
Joey Votto is tearing it up at Louisville. From Jamie Ramsey:
APRIL JOEY VOTTO vs. MAY JOEY VOTTO
In April: .192ba, 15-for-78, 12r, 4 doubles, 2hr, 11rbi, 17bb, 23k, .347obp
In May: .425ba, 34-for-80, 17r, 3 doubles, 5hr, 12rbi, 12bb, 12k, .500obp
Votto’s .425 batting average and 52 total bases in May both rank second in the International League.