Votto Day-To-Day

Dan ClasgensContributor IMay 13, 2009

PHOENIX - MAY 12:  Joey Votto #19 of the Cincinnati Reds is helped off the field by manager Dusty Baker during the major league baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on May 12, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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I must admit I was a networking event last night and looked and saw Joey Votto getting carried off the field. All the excitement I was feeling watching the Reds rolled quickly came to a hault.

The good news is was just dizziness, likely a side effect of the flu that had sidelined him for five days. Votto did undergo a series of tests and they all came back negative. He will likely be held out of the lineup for Wednesday night's finale.

Votto is currently hitting .374 with 4 HR's and 26 RBI's. Look for him to get back in the action Friday night against Padres.

The Reds have been winning of late without Votto. I can't believe how good Ramon Hernandez, who had never started a game at first base in the majors, has played the position. It has been above average. He will continue to start with Votto out as the team has few options at the position.