Joey Votto? One single in 10 at-bats. Jay Bruce? One double in 13 at-bats with seven strikeouts. Cincinnati’s top run producers barely got the bat on the ball, yet the Reds managed to win the major leagues’ first interleague series to open a season. Credit those other guys who don’t normally do the heavy lifting.
Two games in, and the Angels haven’t gotten much from the formidable middle of their order.