Votto in, Phillips moved down
Sat. lineup vs SD
*Brandon Phillips is batting .145 (12-for-83) in his last 20 games since returning from being hit on the right hand by a pitch. He was 0-for-4 with a walk but clearly frustrated in the sixth when he fouled out to first base and left runners on first and second.
*Joey Votto is starting for the first time since Monday. Votto was taking some Vitamin C and said he felt better. He had a tough assignment last night pinch-hitting in the ninth inning vs. Padres closer Heath Bell
“I just hadn’t had an at-bat in a while or hit on the field,” Votto said. “That type of stuff tends to help. I felt like a fish out of water there. But I’m sure I will be fine today.”
*Check this out from the Reds:
One of Aroldis Chapman’s pitches to Tony Gwynn Jr. last night reached 105.1 on the Pitch/FX system, the fastest speed ever reliably recorded.Chapman threw 7 pitches to Gwynn in that AB. The average speed was 103.2 mph.
Called Strike 102.6
Called Strike 101.5
*Courtesy Trent McCotter, SABR
Fastest pitches on record, beginning with 2006 postseason, using Pitch/fX
105.1 mph: Aroldis Chapman, CIN v. SD 9/24/2010, facing Tony Gwynn Jr.
104.8 mph: Joel Zumaya, DET v. OAK, 10/10/2006, facing Frank Thomas
103.9 mph: Aroldis Chapman, CIN v. MIL, 9/1/2010, facing Jonathan Lucroy
103.8 mph: Aroldis Chapman, CIN v. MIL, 9/1/2010, facing Jonathan Lucroy
103.4 mph: Joel Zumaya, DET v. OAK, 10/10/2006, facing Frank Thomas
103.4 mph: Joel Zumaya, DET v. OAK, 10/10/2006, facing Jay Payton
103.4 mph: Neftali Feliz, TEX v. KC, 9/1/2010, facing Mike Aviles
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