#REDS BASELINE ITEMS FOR 9/21/15; WINNER ANNOUNCED

Congratulations to Bryan V., who was randomly chosen as last week’s Better Off Red contest winner!  Bryan thinks the Royals will battle the Pirates in the World Series.

Since Bryan won the contest, that means you didn’t.  But don’t worry.  I’m going to give you another chance to receive a cool prize from Better Off Red Headquarters:

In the Comments Section of this blog post, tell me which individual Reds opponent you most enjoy watching.

I’ll approve and publish one random winning comment and contact that person via email.

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While the Reds were visiting Milwaukee over the weekend, LHP Brandon Finnegan earned the victory in his first Major League start. Here’s an interesting tid-bit from Elias Sports Bureau on that feat…

Finnegan

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It’s an annual tradition – Cincinnati rookies dressing up in hilarious costumes on one of the final road trips of the year.  It seems that this current Reds roadie was designated for such hijinks in the form of a wedding party!  Here are some various photos that are popping up on social media from various members of the Reds traveling party…

BrandonInstagram

 

Josh Smith Instagram

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A few things to keep your eye on when the Reds take on the Cardinals tonight in St. Louis…

From STATS: Jay Bruce homered twice yesterday and now has 61 extra-base hits on the season. Since 2011, Bruce is one of six MLB players with at least 60 extra-base hits in four or more seasons (McCutchen, M.Cabrera, Encarnacion, Ortiz, Trout).

Joey Votto has reached base safely in 37 consecutive games. It’s the second-longest current streak in the Majors (Joe Mauer, 40).

The Reds are 32-35 and scoring an average of 4.31 runs per game this season vs the very tough National League Central.

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Want a new truck?

If a Reds player hits a home run into the Sun Deck/Moon Deck seats in right field during the New York Mets (Sept. 24-27) and Chicago Cubs (Sept. 29 & 30) games at Great American Ball Park, one pre-registered fan will win a new Tundra.

Now through Sept. 23, fans can register at any of the six Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Toyota dealers to be eligible to win:
– Kings Toyota in Cincinnati
– Joseph Toyota of Cincinnati
– Beechmont Toyota in Cincinnati
– Performance Toyota in Fairfield
– Kerry Toyota in Florence, Ky.
– Dry Ridge Toyota in Dry Ridge, Ky.

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It’s with a heavy heart to write about the passing of Tim McKinney.  Tim was a co-host of the popular weekly Redlegs Radio Report on ESPN 102.7 FM/ 1450 AM in Bowling Green, KY.  A loyal Reds fan, Tim was always so kind to me when I’d appear as a guest on the radio show or when I’d see him at the ballpark or on the Caravan stop in Bowling Green.  He fought through 7 separate battles with cancer and recently showed levity when he joked, “Six wins and one loss is still a hell of a record for a starting pitcher.”

On behalf of everyone here at Great American Ball Park and Better Off Red, condolences to Tim’s friends and family, fans and co-workers.

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That’s all for now.  More in a bit!

Expect good news,

Jamie

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Andrew McCutchen, one of the best in the game.

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