What else can be said about Joey Votto right now? Another homer while fighting the dizziness and inner ear infection. He was 0-for-3 vs. Roy Oswalt with two Ks but slugged a 1-0 fastball in the seventh from Tim Byrdak into the first row of left field seats for the game-winning two-run homer in a 6-4 Reds win.
“The coaching staff and the training staff probably has been the important part,” Votto said of his ability to play through his issues. “All the doctors that they’ve used have been perfect for me. I definitely couldn’t have done it without their help. Today was probably the first game that I felt pretty good. I have to do it again tomorrow.”
Votto is batting .364 and came in leading the NL in hitting.
“It’s amazing what he’s doing and what he might do,” Reds manager Dusty Baker said. “I’m just glad we’ve got him.”