Reds All-Star first baseman Joey Votto will miss 3-4 weeks with a torn cartilage in his left knee.
Will Cincinnati, leaders of the NL Central, have a winning record without their best hitter in the lineup?
BigBlueMachine8: "27 of the Reds' next 30 games are agains sub .500 teams. Reds will be fine. Plus they got Todd Super Frazier."
pastelpaul: "'Tough break for Reds, because Votto is the ONLY reliably dangerous player in their lineup. He's an awesome clutch hitter and true MVP-type player. Who else do they have? Time for Pirates to get hot and get a lead. Go Bucs!!"
The Land Shark: "I wish nothing but a full recovery for Votto. As for our playoff chances, I think we still have a chance to get there. We have great players like Phillips, Bruce, Rolen, Stubbs, Cueto, Bailey, Latos, and Chapman to help us."
BURNER8585: "Reds are screwed. Their only offensive player just went down, now the Reds will slip into 4th-5th place in that span. BOOK IT."
RedsLvr21: "Even without Votto, the Reds are a better team than anyone they face during his absence, including the Pirates."