Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto has always been a great hitter, but over the past week he has been unstoppable.
On Thursday afternoon as the Reds took on the Chicago Cubs history was made. When Joey Votto hit a two-run homer in the first inning he became the first player in Reds history to homer in six straight games.
When the Reds came into game two of a series at home against the St. Louis Cardinals Votto only had 12 homers for the season. In the bottom of the fifth Votto led off the inning with a first pitch opposite field homer for his 13th of the season. He proceeded to hit a three-run homer in the final game of the series.
It was not until they went to Chicago for a four game series where Votto really started to get hot.
After a solo shot in game one he decided to turn it up a notch in games two and three.
In game two of the series he got the excitement started early with a solo homer in the first inning. Two innings later he ripped another solo shot for his second of the game and 17th of the season.
He then went on to make some history in game three. Leading off the second inning he hit a bomb which tied the all time Reds record of five straight games with a homer. He did not stop there. In the top of the ninth he finally had a guy on base and he went deep over the centerfield wall.
Votto Setting Records
Obviously he wanted to hold the franchise record all to himself. He wasted not time as he went yard in the first inning of the final game of the series.
After 14 plus years in the MLB this was the first time in his career where he had multi-homer games in back-to-back games.
In less than a week he upped his home run total from 12 to 20, set personal records and broken team records, and made the world know he is still a beast at the plate.
Will Joey Votto keep the streak going? Will he ever stop hitting homers? Votto is on another level at this point and there does not seem to be an end in sight.
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