The Redlegs beat the White Sox in the first game of today’s doubleheader, 10-4. For the boxscore of that game, CLICK HERE.
Here’s the Cincinnati lineup for the nightcap…
Tweet us a screenshot proving you voted for Johnny Bench for Greatest Living Player & use #RedsWinItFirst We’ll select 5 winners at random.
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) May 8, 2015
The Reds have hired Hall of Fame shortstop Barry Larkin as a minor league roving infield instructor.
RHP Homer Bailey and RHP Matt Magill are both scheduled for season-ending right elbow surgeries today.
Magill was acquired in December from the Dodgers for Chris Heisey. Magill made 3 starts at Class AAA Louisville.
Cincinnati tonight begins a 3-game Interleague series against the White Sox in Chicago. The last time the Redlegs battled the Pale Hose was in 2009 at Great American Ball Park (6/19-6/21). Below is the boxscore from the 6/21/09 game…
The White Sox were the Reds’ first ever opponent when Interleague play began in 1997. Unfortunately, Cincinnati hasn’t had much luck against the “South Siders,” amassing 3-14 overall record.
I’m not blind to the fact that a 3-14 record is pretty lousy, but there is this one little, teeny-tiny thing I’m leaving out…something called the 1919 World Series. (Reds Win! White Sox nearly ruin baseball!)
But let’s get back to the 21st century…here’s video of Brandon Phillips hitting a 2-run homer on 6/19/09 in the last Reds victory over the White Sox…
Curious about the last time the Reds played the White Sox in Chicago? You gotta go all the back to 2001 (6/12-6/14) Check out the names in the boxscore below (I see you Bill Selby)…
More in a bit. Hope you’re having a great Friday!
Expect good news,
PS – Cheer wildly, jeer mildly. Much more fun that way, trust me.
Nationals’ right fielder Bryce Harper has homered 3 times this afternoon in Washington. Do you remember the last Reds player to slug 3 homers in a game?
If you said “Joey Votto,” you’d be right on the money. Joey belted 3 homers, including a walkoff grand slam against Washington on 5/13/12 in 3-hour, 45-minute rain-soaked affair at Great American Ball Park.
It marked the second time in Votto’s career that he homered thrice in a game. He also did it vs the Cubs on 5/7/08 at GABP.
27 Reds players have hit 3 homers in a game 33 times. No Reds player has homered 4 times in a single game.
May the Fourth Be with You!
For your records:
The Saturday, June 20 game between the Reds and Marlins at Great American Ball Park is now scheduled to begin at 7:10 PM. It had originally been a 4:10 game.
The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum’s 2015 bobblehead series celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Reds 1990 World Championship team.
The series continues in May with catcher Joe Oliver, whose game-winning hit in Game 2 of the 1990 World Series cemented his place on the Reds’ all-time list of postseason heroes. The bobblehead depicts Oliver in the midst of that historic swing.
The bobbleheads are free with regular-price admission to the Reds Hall of Fame beginning Friday, May 1 at 10 a.m. and will be available Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays throughout the month of May, while supplies last.
The bobblehead series, presented by Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, continues each month through August with a different member of the 1990 World Series team in a classic pose that highlights an iconic moment:
• April: Todd Benzinger (now available only to museum members)
• May: Joe Oliver
• June: Billy Hatcher
• July: Tom Browning
• August: Paul O’Neill
Admission to the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum is $10 for adults, $8 for students/seniors and $6 for active military/veterans.
The best way to ensure a bobblehead is to join the Hall of Fame & Museum as a member:
• $50 Reds Fan membership (individual) gets the Todd Benzinger and Joe Oliver bobbleheads
• $85 All-Star membership (family) gets the Todd Benzinger, Joe Oliver, Billy Hatcher and Tom Browning bobbleheads
• $200 MVP membership gets all five bobbleheads
• $1,000 World Champion memberships get all five bobbleheads plus additional exclusive perks and gifts.
About the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum:
Driven by a mission to celebrate greatness, preserve history and provide inspiration, the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum is the place where the story of Reds baseball comes alive each day. Established in 1958, the Reds Hall of Fame is the oldest continually operating team Hall of Fame in all of baseball. Since its inception, 85 players, managers and executives have been honored with induction.
The Museum features 15,000 square feet of historical, interactive and educational exhibits, highlighting the rich and storied tradition of the Reds for fans of all ages.
Located next to Great American Ball Park, The Reds Hall of Fame & Museum is open year-round with extended hours on game days.
Plan your visit at www.redsmuseum.org or by calling (513) 765-7923.
Major League Baseball today released a second update on the leaders of the Franchise Four campaign.
The current Reds Franchise Four leaders are: Pete Rose, Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan and Barry Larkin.
Voting continues through May 8 at MLB.com/FranchiseFour.
More from MLB:
With more than 17.4 million votes cast so far and close races throughout the 33 categories, the highlights of the current leaders include the following:
• Hall of Famers Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Sandy Koufax and Tom Seaver continue to lead in the “Greatest Living Players” category.
• Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan appears on the Franchise Fours of the Los Angeles Angels, the Houston Astros and the Texas Rangers. The only other player to appear on multiple Club Franchise Fours is Vladimir Guerrero (Washington Nationals/Montreal Expos and Los Angeles Angels).
• Nine different franchises – the Baltimore Orioles, the Chicago Cubs, the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Minnesota Twins, the New York Yankees, the Oakland Athletics, the Philadelphia Phillies, the Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals – have four Hall of Famers representing them in their respective Franchise Fours.
• The changes since the first balloting update issued on April 22nd are as follows: Luis Aparicio has passed Harold Baines to join the group of leaders for the White Sox; Walter Johnson has passed Tony Oliva to join the group of the Twins’ franchise leaders, including their Senators roots; Robin Roberts has passed Chase Utley to join the Phillies’ leaders; Rogers Hornsby has passed Ozzie Smith to join the Cardinals’ leaders; and Ichiro Suzuki has passed Randy Johnson to join the Mariners’ leaders.
That’s all for now. More in a bit!
Expect good news,
RHP Homer Bailey has been diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow…he is expected to return during the 2016 season…“After consulting with (team medical director) Dr. Kremchek and other orthopaedic surgeons, we determined the best option with the most predictable outcome is to surgically repair the ligament,” said Reds President of Baseball Operations and General manager Walt Jocketty. “It does not appear the injury is at all related to the right elbow flexor mass injury Homer sustained late last season.”…Kremchek will perform the “Tommy John” surgery next Friday at Beacon Orthopaedics in Cincinnati…in other medical news, minor league IF/OF Donald Lutz this morning had season-ending reconstructive UCL surgery…he injured his right elbow last week while playing for Class AAA Louisville.