TODAY’S TRANSACTIONS: Today the Reds optioned to Class AAA Louisville IF Neftali Soto and recalled from Louisville IF/OF Donald Lutz (#23)…Lutz began the season at Class AA Pensacola and made 23 apps there (.360, 7 2b, 2 3b, 6hr, 16rbi, 1sb) before he was promoted on 5/17 to Louisville (5g, .200, 1 2b, 1hr, 3rbi, 2sb)…last season, Lutz made 34 apps for the Reds.



BOR’s Red-To-Rock tonight is…



From my pal @Bongreatness...

Tonight is Fireworks Friday #4 of the 2014 season, presented by PNC Bank. The 15 minute postgame fireworks show will begin approximately 15 minutes after the conclusion of tonight’s game and feature a soundtrack produced by Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks.

Prior to the start of the fireworks show the Long Haul Bombers of the World Softball League’s Stadium Power Tour will take part in a home run derby competition. The Bombers, who have made an annual stop to Great American Ball Park every season since 2006, will also take part in a pregame home run exhibition from 6:15-6:30PM today. Amongst the 5 Bombers taking part in tonight’s competition are Delaware, OH native Kevin Filby and Cincinnati, OH native Brian Wegman.

During pregame ceremonies tonight we will welcome the Suzuki Co-Op of Cincinnati Public Schools for their annual pregame concert. The Suzuki Co-Op (also known as the Suzuki Strings) is a group of CPS elementary school students who are learning Suzuki strings, music theory and orchestra. The Suzuki Co-Op will perform tonight’s National Anthem in addition to their short concert in the rightfield grass.

State Senator Eric H. Kearney (OH) will offer up one of our ceremonial first pitches tonight. State Senator Kearney recently completed a 266-mile walk across Ohio to being awareness to childhood and teen asthma.

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