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WATCH: Cubs Play With Four Outfielders Against Joey Votto, Who Hits a Double Anyway

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How do you stop Cinicinnati Reds first basemen and All-Star slugger Joey Votto from hitting into the gaps? Well, apparently you can’t.

The Chicago Cubs tried their damnedest on Monday night to thwart Votto, sending third baseman Kris Bryant out to play left-center field — along with the Cubs’ regular three outfielders. Chicago manager Joe Maddon is famous for his reliance on the shift, but it’s been a while since we’ve seen anything quite like this. Four outfielders, playing straight across, with shortstop Javier Baez patrolling closer to third.

No matter, though, because Votto is a baseball freak of nature. He took one look at that shift and promptly slapped a casual double right down the first base line.

After the game, Maddon basically said the following: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Okay, this is what he really said:

“Votto right now is ungodly,” Maddon said. “Whatever you do you’re taking chances anyhow. It’s almost like Tony Gwynn when he was good.”

Votto is batting .318/.446/.600 this season, with 31 homers and 83 RBIs through 118 games. He’s pretty good at baseball.

Devon Taylor (@DevonTaylor113)

Devon Taylor (@DevonTaylor113)

Devon has been writing about random things online since 2013. His favorite video game is Rocket League, his favorite TV show is The Sopranos, and he hated the last season of Game of Thrones. Follow him @DevonTaylor113.

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