Tonight’s game with the Pittsburgh Pirates has been postponed due to rain. There will be an announcement regarding the rescheduling of today’s game at a later date. Fans holding tickets for tonight’s game may present their same ticket for the rescheduled game with no exchange necessary. Tickets may also be exchanged for a remaining 2016 regular season home game (exclusions apply), subject to availability.
Please visit reds.com/rainout for more information.
Tickets do not need to be exchanged today.
Fans that ordered tickets online at reds.com or by phone through Ticketmaster can contact Ticketmaster customer service at 1-800-745-3000 to exchange their tickets.
Ticket exchanges can be made at Great American Ball Park ticket windows throughout the regular season or by mail.
Fans holding tickets purchased through StubHub may use their same tickets for the make-up game only with no exchange necessary. Please contact StubHub for more information.
Fans holding ticket for the Diamond Club, Champions Club, Handlebar, Cincinnati Bell Technology Pavilion, or CBTS Pilot House should hold on to their tickets. Those tickets will be valid for the same location for the make-up game.
Questions regarding the Diamond or Champions Club tickets should call (513) 765-7210. Handlebar ticket questions should be directed to (513) 765-7600.
Fans holding Straight-A tickets can use their same tickets for the make-up game or exchange for one of the remaining Straight-A dates: May 18, June 8, June 28, August 15 and August 16. Tickets can be exchanged by mail or in person at the ballpark. Please visit reds.com/rainout for more information.
For more information regarding tonight’s game and for ticket exchange exclusions please visit reds.com/rainout.
Ticket exchange exclusions;
If you really wanted one of those cool Mr. Redlegs X-Wing Fighter bobbleheads that the Reds gave away over the weekend but didn’t get one, Better Off Red might be able to help.
The hard-working folks here at BOR would like to bestow some prizes upon one lucky blog reader; prizes that include the aforementioned bobblehead, a Kids Opening Day Reds cap, a Reds fleece blanket and a Reds Mother’s Day Picture Frame.
Here’s what you need to do to win…
If Tucker Barnhart were to appear in an upcoming Star Wars film, what would be his character’s name and what side would he support (Rebel Alliance or the Galactic Empire)?
Leave your response in the comments section of this blog. Your answer will not be in view to anyone but me (Jamie). I will choose one random winner on Friday, May 13 and publish his/her answer.
Good luck and May the Force Be With You!
The Reds have recalled from Louisville RHP Layne Somsen (#41) and optioned to Louisville OF Kyle Waldrop.
From my pal @Bongreatness…
Tonight is the first Police & Fire Appreciation Night of the 2016 season. During pregame ceremonies tonight we will welcome representatives of the Cincinnati Police Department, Cincinnati Fire Department & Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office – each of whom will offer up a ceremonial first pitch on behalf of their respective units.
• From the Cincinnati Fire Department, we welcome pitcher Captain Melissa Arnold – the first female in the 163 year history of the fire department to be promoted to the rank of Captain and catcher Lieutenant Falencia Frazier – the first African-American woman to be promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in the history of the fire department.
• From the Cincinnati Police Department we welcome Police Specialist Tom Sandmann – the 29-year veteran was presented the “Award for Bravery” last week at the Hamilton County Law Enforcement Awards for stopping the suspect, while under fire, who tragically took Police Officer Sonny Kim’s life last year. Tom’s son, Deputy Sheriff Matt Sandmann, will catch the first pitch.
• And from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office we welcome Deputy Sheriff Kevin Statzer
Earlier in pregame we will be joined by two members of the Greater Cincinnati Police and Fire Emerald Society Pipes & Drums Corps, an all-volunteer organization dedicated to honoring the fallen and celebrating the lives of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, for a special performance.
Serving as tonight’s Honorary Captain will be Bre Wolterman. Bre’s husband Patrick was a City of Hamilton firefighter who lost his life in the line of duty this past December.
Prior to the singing of our National Anthem tonight, which will be performed by a veteran of the Lexington, Kentucky Police Department & current Fayette County School Law Enforcement Officer Mr. Van Berry, we will pause for a Moment of Remembrance in the honor of all those who have lost their lives while serving in our fire & police departments, including City of Hamilton firefighter Patrick Wolterman and City of Cincinnati firefighter Jordan Pieniazek.
Firefighter Tedd Schaffer – a 22-year veteran of the Cincinnati Fire Department, will deliver today’s official Game Ball. Tedd, along with firefighters from Ladder Company 3, extinguished the flames of the Power Stacks during a 2015 game at GABP.
Notes from yesterday’s Reds minor league action…
In AAA-Louisville’s 5-4 win yesterday in Indianapolis: SS Jose Peraza went 3-for-5…1b Brandon Allen went 2-for-4 with a home run…3b Jermaine Curtis scored 3 times and belted a home run.
In AA-Pensacola’s 5-0 win vs Biloxi: LHP Amir Garrett fired 6.0 shutout innings (4h, , 5bb, 6k)…2B Brandon Dixon (2-for-3) homered and drove in 3…RF Kyle Parker went 3-for-4 with 2 RBI.
From my pal @Bongreatness…
The first 10,000 moms in attendance at today’s game will receive a Photo Frame, courtesy of Kahn’s. And all kids in attendance today will receive a Fathead™ Wall Decal, courtesy of PNC Bank.
Performing a pregame concert in the rightfield grass today will be students from the Suzuki Collaborative of Cincinnati Public Schools. The Suzuki Collaborative will also perform our National Anthem.
Serving as Honorary Captain of the Game today will be Caitlin Adkins, the Reds selection of “Honorary Bat Girl” from Major League Baseball’s annual league-wide contest. Caitlin is currently battling breast cancer since being diagnosed in June of last year at the age of 23.
Today the teams will be wearing new Mother’s Day uniforms as part of MLB’s league wide Breast Cancer Awareness initiative.
Joining us in the middle of the 7th inning break today will be mother & daughter duet, Rose Christophel & Cora Inderhees, to lead us in the singing of God Bless America.
Following last night’s game, the Reds optioned to Louisville OF Scott Schebler. Before today’s game, the Reds are expected to recall from Louisville OF Kyle Waldrop (#30).
The Reds have recalled from Class AAA Louisville RHP Drew Hayes (#53), selected from Louisville the contract of RHP Steve Delabar (#56), optioned to Louisville RHP J.J. Hoover and placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to 5/3, RHP Jon Moscot (inflammation, left shoulder).
To make room on the 40-man roster for Delabar, C Devin Mesoraco (torn labrum, left shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.
The first 25,000 fans in attendance at tonight’s game will receive a Star Wars™ Mr. Redlegs X-Wing Fighter bobblehead, courtesy of Dynegy Energy Services. Gates to the ballpark are scheduled to open at 5:10PM for Season Ticket Members and 5:40PM for the general public. However those gate opening times may be adjusted in accordance with Cincinnati Fire Code should the crowd size outside the gates dictate it so.
During pregame ceremonies tonight we will honor many of our long-time Season Ticket Members as part of our first Season Ticket Member Appreciation Game of the 2016 season.
Offering up one of our ceremonial first pitches tonight will be former Reds catcher (’94-’00) Eddie Taubensee.
We intend to show the running of the 142nd Kentucky Derby on the GABP videoboards during today’s pregame – post time is scheduled for 6:34PM.
Congratulations to Tim Stoops, winner of the latest Better Off Red prize pack!
@Jamieblog “if you write a book about the arm without Sandy Koufax you didn’t write a book about the arm” – Better Off Red Trivia
— Tim Stoops (@timmer82) May 5, 2016
If you are attending the Reds vs. Brewers game on Saturday, May 7 (7:10pm) you’ll have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for a “Reds Wives’ Favorite Things” basket raffle.
Eleven gift baskets have been filled by the players’ wives with their favorite items.
Items include food and gifts from their home state, gift cards to their favorite stores along with books and DVDs, an autographed baseball and four tickets to an upcoming Reds game.
Player baskets include: Jay Bruce, Zack Cozart, Devin Mesoraco, Tucker Barnhart, Caleb Cotham, Blake Wood, Ivan De Jesus Jr., JJ Hoover, Brandon Finnegan, Dan Straily and Jordan Pacheco. There will also be a Reds themed basket.
The retail value of each basket is well over $300.
What mom wouldn’t love this?
The Reds Wives will be selling raffle tickets (cash only) inside the first base side re-entry gate at Great American Ball Park starting when gates open at 5:40 p.m. until the end of the 7th inning. Fans must have a ticket to the game to purchase raffle tickets. Tickets will be on sale for one for $5 or three for $10.
The winners will be drawn at random during the 8th inning. Fans do not need to be present to claim their baskets.
All proceeds will benefit Susan G. Komen Southwest Ohio which is the local source for funding programs that provide lifesaving research, breast health services, breast cancer education and outreach.