Joey Votto’s on-base streak ends after 33 games

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While it didn’t get much attention compared to Andre Ethier’s 30-game hitting streak, Joey Votto had been on base every game this season for the Reds, at least until Sunday.  He went 0-for-4 in Cincinnati’s 2-0 win over the Cubs, ending the streak at 33 games. 

Votto entered the day seventh in the NL with a .345 average and second to Matt Holliday with a .476 on-base percentage.   He was leading the league with 27 runs scored, one more than Holliday and Colby Rasmus.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reported that Votto was one game shy of tying the Reds record for consecutive games on base to start a season.  Dave Collins reached in 34 games to begin the 1981 season.

Jenny Cavnar to call Rockies play-by-play on Monday night

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According to former major leaguer and current broadcaster Ryan Spilborghs, Jenny Cavnar will be calling play-by-play of Monday night’s game against the Padres for the Rockies. The broadcast will be on AT&T Sportsnet Rocky Mountain Region.

Cavnar will be at least the third woman to call televised play-by-play for a major league team, joining Gayle Gardner (Rockies, 1993) and Suzyn Waldman (Yankees, mid-1990’s).

Broadcasting remains largely the domain of white men, so it’s always good when women and people of color are able to have a seat in the broadcasting booth.