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5.07.2008

The Joey Votto Show


Lookin' good, good lookin'.
Not only is Joey Votto adorable, he can also hit bombs.

The 24-year-old monster first baseman blasted three homers Wednesday for the Cincinnati Reds, raising his batting average to .302 with 7 longballs and 18 RBIs on the season.

During Chicago Cubs' righty Jon Lieber's first start of the season (Welcome!) Votto sparked the four-homer second inning, followed by Adam Dunn and Paul Bako with solos and Jerry Hairston Jr. with a two-run shot.

But Votto wasn't finished smoking fastballs through the wind and the rain. He and Brandon Phillips sent back-to-solo taters off Sean Marshall in the fifth, before hitting his third and final an inning later for a two-run dinger off Sean Gallagher. This marks the first time Votto has hit more than one round-tripper in a game.

The 38-year-old Lieber, who replaced demoted left-hander Rich Hill in the rotation, joins Phil Norton as the only Cubbies pitchers to allow four homers in a single inning. He lasted through just two, and was tagged for five runs on seven hits.

"It just happened so fast," he said.
Also, this is hilarious, you should try it.

[MLB]

1 comment:

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