From my pal @Bongreatness

Tonight the Reds will join in the league-wide celebration of Jackie Robinson Day with recognition of our Most Valuable Diverse Business Partner during pregame ceremonies. This year’s recipient of the MVDBP for the Reds organization is AlphaGraphics, a local printing company instrumental in the success of the 2015 MLB All-Star Game in Cincinnati. Jackie Robinson Day is traditionally held on April 15th of each season, but teams with road games on that date hold their own recognition during their first subsequent home game.

Former Ohio State University football player and 2016 NFL draft hopeful Braxton Miller will offer up one of our ceremonial first pitches this evening.


A few Reds notes…

  • Eugenio Suarez has an OPS of 1.457 (26 PA’s) at home this year. (MLB Rank: 1st of 79 full-time players; League Avg: .709)
  • Jay Bruce has 13 total bases in 26 AB’s (.500 Slugging Pct) on two-strike counts this year. (MLB Rank: 2nd of 50 full-time players; League Avg: .264)
  • Reds hitters are hitting .340 (16-for-47) on pitches 94 mph or greater this season. (MLB Rank: 3rd of 30 teams; League Avg: .251)
  • Reds hitters have 29 Extra-Base hits out of 61 total hits (47.5%) against fastballs this season. (MLB Rank: 3rd of 30 teams; League Avg: 34.9%)

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