*Jay Bruce has been scratched from today’s lineup (he’s ill).

New lineup:
Hamilton 8
Negron 4
Frazier 5
Mesoraco 2
Pena 3
Ludwick 7
Schumaker 9
Cozart 6
Leake 1


Congratulations to @fanofCincyREDS , yesterday’s winner of the #RedToRock participation game. She takes home the coveted Joe Morgan bobblehead. Today’s prize is…


Want it? After you vote for today’s Red-To-Rock here on BOR, tweet out who you voted for using the hashtag #RedToRock. One lucky winner will be chosen at random prior to this afternoon’s first pitch.


From my pal @Bongreatness...

Offering up one of our ceremonial first pitches today will be PEOPLE All-Star Teacher Rachel Blanks. Rachel represented all of Reds Country at the 2014 MLB All-Star Game in Minneapolis, participating in the Red Carpet Parade and All-Star Game pregame ceremonies.

Leading us in the singing of our National Anthem today will be 18-yar old Marlana VanHoose from Denver, KY. Marlana gave an inspiring performance of God Bless America at GABP earlier this season on June 8th. For more information, view these videos: The multi-talented performer will then rejoin us in the middle of the 7th inning today as she will perform Take Me Out to the Ballgame on the ballpark organ.

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