#REDS BASELINE ITEMS FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Keep checking today’s Baseline Items, as this post may be updated with information/news as the day progresses.
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VOTTO-MATIC!

In last night’s 3-1 loss at St. Louis, Joey Votto went 0-for-3 with a walk to extend his streak of reaching base safely to 39 straight games.  It’s the second-longest such streak in Votto’s career as he reached safely in 41 consecutive games during his MVP year of 2010.

Votto’s 39-game on-base streak is currently the second-longest in the Majors (Joe Mauer, 41).

Overall this season, Joey has reached base safely in 134 of his 147 appearances.

Longest current streaks of reaching base safely in MLB

Longest current streaks of reaching base safely in MLB

The folks at FanGraphs posted THIS outstanding piece on Votto and hitting.  It’s well worth the read.

And while you’re over there at FanGraphs, you might want to also check out THIS entry about the potentially dangerous Big Three in the Reds pitching staff.

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TODD FRAZIER HIGHLIGHTS!

@FlavaFraz21 appeared Tuesday on Intentional Talk. Check it out…

…and then he made this unbelievable catch later that night

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HAMILTON TO HAVE SURGERY

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BRUCE CRUSHES

Check out this 456-foot home run by Jay Bruce on Tuesday night…

Want to know how the distance on that Bruce homer ranks among the Major League leaders this season? Check out MLB.com’s Statcast which has all kinds of that good stuff, including this…

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MONDAY’S CONTEST WINNER

Congratulations to Steve, who was randomly selected to win Monday’s BOR prize! We’ll have more giveaways soon, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled and glued to Better Off Red.

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RIP YOGI

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MIDPOINT MUSIC FESTIVAL

The Reds and Mets won’t be the only ones playing in Cincinnati this weekend.  The Midpoint Music Festival is also taking place in the Queen City from Friday through Sunday with all kinds of cool bands scheduled to perform rock-n-roll music at moderately high decibels.

I hope you folks get a chance to tie in a ballgame at Great American Ball Park with a few live music shows downtown. Perhaps we can meet up at the Moon Duo show on Sunday night at 10pm at the “Lightborne Lot.”

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That’s all for now. More in a bit.

Expect good news!

Jamie

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