Good hitters can feel themselves coming along, even if the results aren't quite there to support the optimism. Through nine games, in fact, [Joey Votto] has only two extra-base hits. One of them came Wednesday when he drove a ball into left for a double. So without much production to prove he's back, Votto offered some words of encouragement. "I'm getting there," he said. "I'm getting there." ... Nonetheless, scouts are starting to worry about him. "He's going to opposite way almost all the time," one NL scout said. "He's really not driving the ball. We haven't seen the raw power even in batting practice. It makes you wonder about the knee." Votto says the knee is not a problem.
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