Joey Votto would seem to be one of those roll-out-of-bed-and-hit hitters.

He says he is not. Votto went into Saturday night's loss hitting .280 since his return from knee surgery. But he only had one extra-base hit. Adding power is the next step.

"Driving the ball through the middle of the field, through the gaps, out of the ballpark," he said. "That will come at some point. Some players just have the natural stroke that you throw them in the lineup, and all of the sudden they turn on a ball and hit it out of the ballpark.