Votto's home run spree continues at Wrigley

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Cincinnati slugger Joey Vottto clubbed 6 home runs in the four games against the Cubs this week. After Wednesday's game, Zach Davies was asked if any part of Votto's base-circling celebration bothered him.

    Cincinnati slugger Joey Vottto clubbed 6 home runs in the four games against the Cubs this week. After Wednesday's game, Zach Davies was asked if any part of Votto's base-circling celebration bothered him. Associated Press

 
 
Updated 7/29/2021 6:06 PM

The Cubs will be very happy to see Cincinnati's Joey Votto leave town.

He connected for a 2-run homer off Alec Mills in the first inning Thursday, giving him 6 home runs in this four-game series against the Cubs, as well as homers in six straight games.

 

Cubs pitcher Zack Davies was asked about Votto's gestures while circling the bases after his 2 home runs Wednesday. According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, Votto referenced the TV show "Ted Lasso" as part of his celebration.

"If it's directed at somebody, if there's something going on between two people, then yeah, that's an issue," Davies said. "It is what it is to me. He hit a ball out of the park and whatever he does, that's on him. If there's disrespect there, then yeah it's an issue.

"But guys have emotion in this game. It's not going to bother me if they're celebrating a home run that they have. If they're yelling and screaming at somebody on the mound or in the dugout or something, then there's something more to it. At the same time, bat flips, celebrating, whatever it is, I don't really pay attention to it. I move on to the next hitter and try to get the next guys out."

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