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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Joey Votto Gets Rare Day Off

The dog days of August are here and the Cincinnati Reds know it because Joey Votto is getting a day off.

Votto has started 99 of the Reds' 102 games.  He's started every game since his last non-start on June 17 against Detroit. He entered that game as a pinch hit in two of those games.

The only games he has not been in the starting lineup was April 29 against Milwaukee, May 9 (1st game of DH) and June 17 against Detroit.

Votto has played complete games in 94 of the 99 starts, leaving in the ninth inning twice, the seventh inning twice. The earliest he's left a game was after a third inning ejection.

The Reds' leading hitter, has been running the bases a lot lately too.  Since the All-Star break, Votto has been on base 47 times in 16 games. The extra activity warranted a day off.

"We tried to find the best time to give him a day off," Price said. "This will give him two in a row."
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Votto is hitting .491 with a .635 on-base percentage but is 0-for-5 the last two games and he struck out three times on Saturday.

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