Joey Votto got drilled in the back, took a few steps toward the mound ... and returned the ball to the pitcher
And early on in Tuesday's 14-0 win over the Marlins, just two days after the Reds were involved in an on-field scuffle that led to a piece of literal art sparked by high emotions on the diamond, Votto found himself drilled in the back by an offering from
What'd he do? Well, he took a step or two toward Chen on the mound playfully before picking up the baseball and tossing it back to the left-hander on his way to first base.
Nice guy, Joey Votto. pic.twitter.com/BjEaFbEKge— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) April 10, 2019
No brawls. No issues. Just being a nice guy. That's what Votto does.
Adrian Garro joined MLB.com in 2016. Throughout his travels, both Bartolo Colon and Vin Scully have placed their hands on his shoulders. Not at the same time, though. That'd be amazing.