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Ten amazing Joey Votto stats

Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto bats during a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, in Milwaukee. Votto went two-for-four but the Reds lost 7-3.
Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto bats during a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, in Milwaukee. Votto went two-for-four but the Reds lost 7-3. Associated Press

After an excruciatingly slow start, Joey Votto has not just been on fire the last two-plus months, the Cincinnati Reds’ first baseman has been a towering inferno.

Ten crazy Votto stats:

▪ 1. Since the All-Star break, Votto has 44 hits in 94 at-bats for a batting average of .468.

▪ 2. Over the last 30 days, Votto leads Major League baseball in batting average (.473), on-base percentage (.569) and OPS, or on-base percentage plus slugging percentage (1.316). Votto’s slugging percentage (.747) is second to Milwaukee’s Ryan Braun (.797).

▪ 3. Over the Reds’ just completed nine-game road trip, in which Cincinnati went 4-5, Votto had 15 hits in 33 at-bats (.455).

▪ 4. After going four-for-five in Cincinnati’s 11-5 win over Milwaukee on Saturday night, Votto went two-for-four and hit his 19th homer of the year in the Reds’ 7-3 loss to the Brewers on Sunday.

▪ 5. After Sunday, for the season, Votto is now hitting .303 with a .429 on-base percentage and a .514 slugging percentage for an OPS of .943.

▪ 6. Votto was hitting .242 on June 28. He hit .229 in April and .200 in May.

▪ 7. Heading into Monday’s games, Votto leads the Major Leagues in on-base percentage at .429. He’s ninth in OPS at .943. He’s 26th in batting average at .303.

▪ 8. Votto hit .319 with a .466 OBP and .549 slugging for a 1.015 OPS in June.

▪ 9. Votto hit .413 with a .549 OBP and .627 slugging for a 1.176 in July.

▪ 10. So far in August, Votto is hitting .444 with a .509 OPB and .689 slugging for a 1.198 OPS in August.

By the way, the Reds, who are 16-11 since the All-Star break, return to Great American Ball Park on Monday night for the first of a four-game series with Miami. First pitch is 7:10 on Fox Sports Ohio.

Cincinnati Reds by month

Month

W

L

Pct

April

9

15

0.375

May

8

20

0.286

June

12

16

0.429

July

13

11

0.542

August

6

6

0.500

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Totals

48

68

0.414

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