Happy July Fourth Eve, everyone!

A got a few things for ya today…

First, congratulations to Billy Hamilton, who yesterday was named National League Rookie of the Month for June!


For the month, Billy batted .327 (36-110) with 3 HR, 18 RBI, 14 SB, 18 R, 10 2B, and a .500 SLG.

A well-deserved honor for the guy who I think will run away with the NL Rookie of the Year trophy.

(Author’s Note: It was also determined this month,  that Billy runs much faster than my computer)


I really hope you folks can spend some time at the ballpark over the next ten days.  Tomorrow the Reds begin an 11-game homestand – their longest since 2004.

Eleven games in ten days, leading up to the All-Star break, presents a great opportunity for you to hang out at GABP and watch the team make up some ground in the division.

Single tickets and Standing Room Only are your remaining options for tomorrow night’s game.  Plenty of seats remain for the rest of the long homestand.  Hope to see ya!


Here’s the pitching matchups for the weekend series vs. Milwaukee…

Fri vs Mil: RHP Alfredo Simon (10-3, 2.81) vs RHP Kyle Lohse (9-2, 3.08)
Sat vs Mil: RHP Homer Bailey (8-4, 4.39) vs RHP Matt Garza (5-5, 4.10)
Sun vs Mil: RHP Mat Latos (1-1, .45) vs RHP Yovani Gallardo (5-5, 3.51)


You have through today to tweet me your #VoteReds lawn signs!  It’s your chance to win a signed baseball by Devin Mesoraco or Todd Frazier!  For more info, CLICK HERE.


And speaking of #VoteReds, the @Reds Twitter account has something fun for you today…


In case you missed yesterday’s minor league transaction, the Reds dealt RHP Jair Jurrjens, who had been with Triple-A Louisville, to the Colorado Rockies for minor league infielder Harold Riggins.  Riggins has been assigned to Double-A Pensacola.


That’s all for now.  I’ll have more in a bit.

Expect good news!



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