TUESDAY’S #REDS GAMENOTES
DOT, DOT, DOT…: In the weekend’s 3-1 series win at Wrigley Field, National League Rookie of the Year candidate Todd Frazier went 9-for-15 (.600, 2 2b, 1hr, 6rbi)…the Reds’ 22-8 record (.733) since the All-Star break is the best in the Major Leagues…their 36 home victories tie the Pirates and Rangers for the most in the Major Leagues…are trying to win their 70th game on a calendar date this early for the first time since the 1976 World Series champions won their 70th on 8/5…the Redlegs have used 32 players this season, the fewest in the majors…the Mets have a 4-game winning streak at GABP.
From my pal @Bongreatness…
During pregame ceremonies tonight we will honor and salute representatives of the Spirit of ’45 organization. The Spirit of ’45 participates in events across our Nation each year the second weekend of August to celebrate the symbolic end of World War II and the sacrifices and heroics of The Greatest Generation.
Offering up a simultaneous first pitch tonight will be Bob & Mike Bryan – who make up one of the most successful men’s doubles teams in ATP history. The Bryan brothers, who won Gold in the London Olympics just last week, are in town for the Western & Southern Open taking place in Mason, OH.
Also during pregame ceremonies tonight we will welcome Reds sponsor Head & Shoulders, who will be making a check presentation to the Reds Community Fund in the amount of $15,000. The donation was earmarked for the RCF on behalf of Head & Shoulders recent involvement in several cross-promotional opportunities with the Reds.