During that stretch, he batted .389 with three home runs and 14 runs batted in.His hitting streak ended against the Mets on July 12 when he went 0-for-2.On September 8, he went 1-for-3 with a home run and three runs batted in.His three RBIs were the only Reds' runs as they lost to the Milwaukee Brewers, 4–3. On September 14, he stole his first career base against the Brewers.Votto's consistency declined during the 2005 campaign with Sarasota.While he still hit 19 home runs, he struck out 122 times and his batting average dropped nearly 50 points to .256.
Votto started off the 2007 season playing in Triple-A for the Louisville Bats. He made his Major League debut on September 4, 2007, striking out against Guillermo Mota of the New York Mets.
In his second major league at-bat, he hit his first career home run.
He went 3-for-5 and scored two runs as the Reds won the game, 7–0.
Joseph Daniel Votto (born September 10, 1983) is a Canadian professional baseball first baseman for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball (MLB). Votto is a five-time MLB All-Star and a six-time Tip O'Neill Award winner.
In 2010, he won the National League (NL) MVP Award, the NL Hank Aaron Award, and the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada's athlete of the year.
On April 15, he hit his first home run of the season off of Michael Wuertz.