Based on a recent report published by Washington Post, Joey Votto made a good impression on Sunday by hitting 3 home runs. His performance enabled Cincinnati Reds to score a 9-6 victory, thus, overthrowing the Washington Nationals from the first place they used to occupy in the NL East.
Joey Votto lived up to the MVP title he obtained in 2010 by scoring 3 home runs during the Sunday game against the Washington Nationals. His results were all the more appreciated by fans because the weather made it almost impossible for players to perform throughout the game. In fact, the match was delayed until the rain stopped.
Manager Davey Johnson acknowledged that it was a difficult night, so he did not blame his players for losing. Washington was not only defeated, but two of its players have also been injured, so they won’t be able to play in the upcoming competitions. The past week has been very difficult for the nationals as many more players have been injured and a 19-year-old rookie was figuring in games in unusual ways.
Joey Votto scored his first homer in the first two at-bats off Edwin Jackson and doubled it at the warning track. Henry Rodriguez gave him one more chance to score the third home run and Votto did not miss his opportunity to thrill the crowd. The MVP was over the moon with excitement as he hadn’t scored any home runs since April 30.
Votto told the press that he had the best day on Sunday. In fact, he just signed a new deal with the Reds presupposing that he will continue to play for them for another 10 years in exchange of $225 million. Jackson stated that the MVP played as well as he normally does and that is why he was compensated with the additional contract.
Washington Nationals hit fewer home runs as compared with their results in the major. They entered the Sunday competition with only 15 homers. Despite this, they managed to stay atop of NL East thanks to their pitchers.