In Year 15, Joey Votto just keeps on cementing his place as a Cincinnati Reds legend. The first baseman’s latest accomplishment comes with the long ball.
In his first at-bat Thursday afternoon in Chicago, Votto took Cubs pitcher Alec Mills deep and became the first player in Reds history to hit a home run in six consecutive games.
His eight total homers in this stretch of games also mark a franchise record and, per Elias Sports, is just one shy of Kyle Schwarber’s nine in six games for the Washington Nationals earlier this season.
On Wednesday night, Votto joined Johnny Bench and Jay Bruce as the only Reds to hit seven home runs in a five-game span. Votto’s previous career-best home run streak was a run of four straight games in 2018.
This latest historic streak began Saturday with a fifth-inning home run off Cardinals pitcher Jake Woodford.
Votto continued bashing the baseball Sunday in Cincinnati and then on the road at Wrigley Field.
Votto hasn't just marveled at the plate. He also did this in the field Tuesday night.
What a week for one of the best to ever put on a Reds uniform.