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HOMESTAND HIGHLIGHTS • MAY 2-11 • #REDS VS. GIANTS, BREWERS, PIRATES

Monday, May 2, 2016 – Reds vs. San Francisco Giants, 7:10 p.m.
National Anthem: Priscilia Le Foll, vocalist from Cirque du Soleil, will sing the National Anthem. Le Foll plays The Shaman in Cirque du Soleil’s TORUK — The First Flight, inspired by James Cameron’s AVATAR, and performing at U.S. Bank Arena, May 4-8.
All-Star Voting Kickoff: The 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot is now open. Vote for your favorite Reds at reds.com, on your computer, tablet and smart phone. (Online only, no paper ballots.) Fans may vote a maximum of 35 times per e-mail address through June 30, 2016 with a limit of five times per 24-hour period.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 – Reds vs. San Francisco Giants, 7:10 p.m.
Bark in the Park: Tonight is the first of four Bark in the Park games this season, presented by Iams and Kroger. Over 600 dogs and their owners will be in a special seating area while the Kroger Fan Zone will turn into the “Dog Zone” with product samples and activities for both dogs and owners. A pregame parade with all the dogs and owners begins at 6:25 p.m. A limited number of dog tickets are still available at reds.com/dogday. Dog packages must be purchased in advance of game day.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 – Reds vs. San Francisco Giants, 12:35 p.m. (Business Day Special, Senior Citizen Special)
Award Presentation: During pregame ceremonies, the Reds will be recognized for being the recipient of a “Most Productive” blood drive award from the America’s Blood Centers and Hoxworth Blood Center.

Thursday, May 5, 2016 – Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 7:10 p.m. (Thirsty Thursday)
Cinco De Mayo: In honor of Cinco de Mayo, Reds players and coaches will wear the alternate “Los Rojos” jerseys.
Flying Pig Night: Pregame ceremonies will honor winners and participants of the 18th annual Flying Pig Marathon.

Friday, May 6, 2016 – Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 7:10 p.m. (Fireworks Friday)
STAR WARS™ Poster: The first 20,000 fans will receive an exclusive STAR WARS™ and Reds-themed poster.
STAR WARS™ Characters: All weekend long, characters from the iconic film series will be greeting fans around the ballpark.
Fireworks Friday: Post-game fireworks show starting approximately 10 minutes after the end of the game with a STAR WARS™ soundtrack, presented by United Dairy Farmers.

Saturday, May 7, 2016 – Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 7:10 p.m. (Super Saturday)
XWingRedlegs-CLIP (002)STAR WARS™ X-Wing Fighter Mr. Redlegs Bobblehead: As part of Super Saturdays, free X-Wing Fighter Mr. Redlegs Bobblehead to the first 25,000 fans, presented by Dynegy Energy Services.
STAR WARS™ Characters: All weekend long, characters from the iconic film series will be greeting fans around the ballpark.
First Pitch: Former Reds catcher Eddie Taubensee will throw out a ceremonial first pitch.
Reds Wives Fundraiser: The Reds Wives will be selling raffle tickets for the “Wives Favorite Things” basket raffle inside the first base side re-entry gate at GABP. Gift baskets have been filled by the players’ wives with their favorite items including 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 and more. Raffle tickets will be for sale (1 for $5, 3 for $10) starting when gates open to the end of the 7th inning. The winners will be drawn at random during the 8th inning.

Sunday, May 8, 2016 – Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 1:10 p.m. (Family Sunday)
Kids Fathead® Wall Decal: As part of family day at the ballpark, free Fathead® Wall Decal to kids 14 and younger.
STAR WARS™ Characters: All weekend long, characters from the iconic film series will be greeting fans around the ballpark.
Mother’s Day Frame: Free Reds picture frame to the first 10,000 moms, presented by Kahn’s.
Mother’s Day: The Reds and Major League Baseball will celebrate Mother’s Day with special pregame ceremonies bringing awareness to breast cancer research. Reds players and coaches will wear specially designed caps and jerseys with pink incorporated into the primary uniform.

Monday, May 9, 2016 – Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 7:10 p.m.
Police & Fire Appreciation Night: Many of tonight’s pre-game ceremonies will feature members of local police, fire, sheriff and EMT departments. Bre Wolterman, widow of Middletown firefighter Patrick Wolterman, will serve as the Honorary Captain of the game.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 – Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 7:10 p.m.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 – Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 7:10 p.m.

Ticket Offers For This Homestand:
• Business Day Special: For all 12:35 p.m. weekday Paycor Business Day Special games, get a View Level seat loaded with $10 in concession credits for just $20: reds.com/SkipWork
• Senior Citizen Special: For select games (including May 4) fans 60 and older may purchase select non-premium tickets at half-price in advance of game day only: reds.com/Seniors. Excludes Dugout Box, Upper View Level, Value View and Kroger Bleachers. Subject to availability.
• Thirsty Thursdays: For all Thursday Reds home games, fans can purchase a $30 package that includes a Field Box ticket and a $10 concession credit valid for food and beverages. Available only at reds.com/Thursday
• Family Sunday: For every Sunday home game, families can get up to three half-price tickets with purchase of a full-price ticket, presented by Klosterman Bakery: reds.com/Family
• Mother’s Day Theme Package, May 8: The new Mother’s Day theme package includes a game ticket and a chance to take the field before the game and pose for a family photo. Package includes a print of the photo and a commemorative frame. Packages start at $20: reds.com/MothersDay.

Reds Hall of Fame & Museum
• Lee May Bobblehead: The Reds Hall of Fame & Museum’s collectible gift program continues in 2016 with a series of five Reds Hall of Famer bobbleheads, presented by Dinsmore & Shohl LLP. The second bobblehead in the series features Reds Hall of Famer Lee May. The bobbleheads are free with regular-price museum admission (or a Scotts Great American Ball Park tour) Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays throughout the month of May, while supplies last.
• Eddie Taubensee Autograph Session, May 7: Former Reds catcher Eddie Taubensee will sign autographs at the Reds HOF & Museum on Saturday, May 7 from 5 to 6 p.m. Autographs are $5 for HOF members and $10 for nonmembers. Limit one autograph per person. Museum admission required.
• Choose Your Favorite Bobblehead Vote: Fans can vote for their favorite Reds or Reds Hall of Fame bobblehead in the Choose Your Favorite Bobblehead Vote sponsored by Clark Schaefer Hackett. The 81 bobbleheads have been broken into eight different themed groups. Each week through May 26, fans will be able to vote on a new grouping of bobbleheads. For each voting week, one lucky fan will win a set of 2016 Reds Hall of Fame Bobbleheads. Vote today at redsmuseum.org.

Upcoming Events
• 7th Annual PNC/Reds/Players For The Planet E-Waste Recycling Drives, May 5-7: Fans are encouraged to visit three convenient locations with electronic waste items for recycling:
– Thursday, May 5, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.: PNC Bank/Kroger – Northgate Square, 9650 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, 45251
– Friday, May 6, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.: PNC Bank/Kroger – Anderson Towne Center, 7500 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati, 45230
– Saturday, May 7, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: PNC Bank/Kroger – Hyde Park Plaza, 3740 Paxton Road, Cincinnati, 45209

Players for the Planet will accept personal computers, cell phones, cords, monitors, televisions, small home appliances and most other electronics. The full list of acceptable electronics is listed at: cohenusa.com/reds.

The first 300 cars at each event will receive two free tickets to a select 2016 regular season Reds game.

A minimum donation of $10 per car is suggested to offset recycling costs and to benefit the Reds Community Fund.

FRIDAY’S #REDS LINEUP; MINOR LEAGUE SPOTLIGHT

Who’s you Red-To-Rock tonight in Pittsburgh?

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Reds media relations intern Juan Dorado brings us a new feature here on Better Off Red highlighting the Reds minor leagues. Here’s the Reds Minor League Spotlight….

Minor League Spotlight:
The Minor League season is well underway and while High-A Daytona (7-14) and Low-A Dayton (5-16) are off to slow starts, Double-A Pensacola (12-9) and Triple-A Louisville (11-8) are within first in their respective divisions.

The Louisville Bats have won five straight, a feat they haven’t accomplished since June of 2014, and are within two games of the front-running Columbus Clippers in the International League West Division. Part of the Bats success is due to Jesse Winker and Jose Peraza. Winker the No.2 prospect in the Reds system according to MLB.com is batting .323 (21-for-65) with a homer and 12 RBI. He is second in the system in BA, hits and RBI.

Winker is not the only one swinging a hot bat for Louisville. The Bats second baseman is hitting .307 (23-for-75) with 17 runs, one homer and six RBI. He leads the system in runs scored and hits.

Louisville offense is clicking on all cylinders while the Pensacola pitching staff has been mowing hitters down. The Blue Wahoos pitching staff is 12-9 with 2.33 ERA. They have fanned 173 batters and walked 49 in 189 innings.

Right-hander Rookie Davis has been exceptional for the Double-A affiliate. One of the key pieces to come over from the New York Yankees in the Aroldis Chapman trade, is 2-1 with a 1.00 ERA in three starts. He has tallied 13 strikeouts in 18 innings and has yet to allow more than one run in each of his starts.

The Cincinnati Reds affiliates are all in action this weekend as they look to improve their 35-47 overall record.

TODAY’S DOSE OF #REDS POSITIVENESS

There are times when you need some positivity in your life.  How about today?

Below are things that the Reds are doing right.  Check ’em out…

Eugenio Suarez has an OPS of 1.384 (25 PA’s) against lefties this year. (MLB Rank: 1st of 56 full-time players; League Avg: .734)

Zack Cozart is hitting .476 (10-for-21) on the road in the past 14 days. (MLB Rank: 1st of 143 full-time players; League Avg: .255)

Right-handed batters struck out 10 times in 23 PA (43.5%) against Raisel Iglesias in his last 2 outings. (MLB Rank: 4th of 97 qualified SP; League Avg: 20.9%)

Zack Cozart has missed just 9.8% (11/112) of swung-on pitches this year. (MLB Rank: 7th of 223 full-time players; League Avg: 23.7%)

Reds hitters have missed only 17.0% (55/323) of swung-on pitches against lefties this season. (MLB Rank: 1st of 30 teams; League Avg: 24.3%)

Billy Hamilton has missed only 3 of 48 of swung-on pitches (6.2% Miss Pct) over the past 14 days (10 games). (MLB Rank: 1st of 89 part-time players; League Avg: 23.2%)

Raisel Iglesias has allowed just 5 Total Bases in 30 AB (.167 SLG) with RISP this year. (MLB Rank: 2nd of 27 qualified SP; League Avg: .395)

Reds hitters have 16 Extra-Base hits out of 23 total hits (69.6% Extra-Base Hit Pct) against right-handed relievers in the past 14 days (14 games). (MLB Rank: 1st of 30 teams; League Avg: 37.9%)

Tucker Barnhart has an OBP of .412 this season . (League Avg: .324)

Raisel Iglesias has allowed an OPS of only .424 (35 PA’s) with RISP . (MLB Rank: 3rd of 55 qualified SP; League Avg: .724)

Opponents are hitting just 3-for-22 (.136) against Ross Ohlendorf over the past 14 days (6 games). (MLB Rank: 10th of 101 qualified RP; League Avg: .233)

Opponents are hitting only 3-for-21 (.143) against Tony Cingrani over the past 14 days (7 games). (League Avg: .233)

MONDAY’S #REDS TRANSACTION

Reds place Jay Bruce on paternity list, select from Louisville the contract of RHP Layne Somsen (#41).

SUNDAY’S #REDS LINEUP

04-24-16

SATURDAY’S #REDS LINEUP; GOOD NEWS STATS

04-23-16

From my pal @Bongreatness...

The first 25,000 fans in attendance at today’s game will receive a Joey Votto Super Bobblehead, presented by John Morrell. 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 could be adjusted in accordance with Cincinnati Fire Code should the crowd size outside the gates dictate it so.

Today is our annual Autism Speaks Night at Great American Ball Park. We welcome hundreds of supporters of Autism Speaks, including those who will participate in a pregame ceremony with us tonight.

Serving as Honorary Captain today will be PGA Tour professional Jim Herman. Herman is a St. Xavier High School & University of Cincinnati product who won his first career PGA Tour event at the Houston Open in March.

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From the department of Expect Good News:

Reds hitters have an Extra-Base Hit Pct of 54.3% (19 XBH/35 H) versus RHP in the past 7 days. (MLB Rank: 2nd of 30 teams; League Avg: 36.6%)

Billy Hamilton has not swung and missed (15 swings) in the past 7 days . (MLB Rank: 1st of 89 part-time players; League Avg: 23.3%)

Jay Bruce has a .765 Slugging Pct (13 total bases in 17 AB’s) versus RHP in the past 7 days. (League Avg: .402)

Dan Straily (today’s starter) has allowed an OPS of just .195 (21 PA’s) on two-strike counts over the past 14 days (4 games). (League Avg: .474)

Jay Bruce’s Well-Hit Avg is .294 (5/17) versus RHP in the past 7 days. (League Avg: .146)

Zack Cozart has an OPS of 1.073 (36 PA’s) versus starting pitchers this year. (MLB Rank: 14th of 214 full-time players; League Avg: .741)

Eugenio Suarez has 24 total bases in 38 AB’s (.632 Slugging Pct) at home this year. (League Avg: .394)

Reds hitters have a Strikeout Pct of just 12.1% (15/124) with runners in scoring position this season. (MLB Rank: 2nd of 30 teams; League Avg: 21.1%)

Caleb Cotham has pitched 8.1 straight innings without allowing an earned run (Matt Albers has the longest active streak with 32.2).

TODAY’S #REDS TRANSACTION; PLAYERS FOR THE PLANET

Today the Reds selected from Class AAA Louisville the contract of RHP JC Ramirez (#66) and designated for assignment RHP Tim Melville...RHP Keyvius Sampson, designated for assignment on Monday, has been outrighted to Louisville.

Ramirez is the first player born in Nicaragua to play for the Reds.

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PNC/Players for the Planet E-Waste Recycling Drives, May 5-7

CINCINNATI (April 22, 2016) — PNC, The Cincinnati Reds and Players for the Planet are joining forces again with Cohen Recycling and many of Cincinnati’s leading corporations for the 7th annual PNC/Players for the Planet E-Waste Recycling Drives on May 5-7, 2016.

The PNC/Players for the Planet E-Waste Recycling Drives provide an easy way for Reds fans and residents of Greater Cincinnati to responsibly recycle old electronics.

The public is encouraged to visit three convenient locations with their electronic waste for recycling:

Thursday, May 5, 2016 – 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• PNC Bank/Kroger – Northgate Square: 9650 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, 45251

Friday, May 6, 2016 – 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• PNC Bank/Kroger – Anderson Towne Center: 7500 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati, 45230

Saturday, May 7, 2016 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• PNC Bank/Kroger – Hyde Park Plaza: 3740 Paxton Road, Cincinnati, 45209

Players for the Planet will accept personal computers, cell phones, cords, monitors, televisions, small home appliances and most other electronics. The full list of acceptable electronics is listed at: cohenusa.com/reds.

The first 300 cars at each event will receive two free tickets to a select 2016 regular season Reds game.

A minimum donation of $10 per car is suggested to offset recycling costs and to benefit the Reds Community Fund.

A CRT television or monitor can contain more than six pounds of lead, which poses very serious health risks if not properly recycled.

Last year’s recycling drives collected nearly 200,000 pounds of electronic waste from over 2,000 cars.

Over 950,000 pounds of e-waste has been diverted from landfills since the drives started in 2010 and the 1,000,000 pound total is expected to be surpassed on the first day of the drive.

Sponsors who make this event possible include PNC, Cohen Recycling, Macy’s, CBTS, Rumpke, Kroger and Duke Energy.

Organizing partners include City of Cincinnati Office of Environment & Sustainability, Green Umbrella, Butler County Solid Waste and Hamilton County Recycling & Solid Waste.

About Players for the Planet
Players for the Planet is non-profit that promotes environmental awareness and education in order to preserve the stadiums and playing fields for future generations. Founded by former Reds outfielder Chris Dickerson and former MLB pitcher Jack Cassel, this organization dedicates its resources and the talents of professional athletes to support its mission to educate everyone who enjoys playing and watching youth, amateur and pro sports: playersfortheplanet.org

Cohen Recycling is a proud sponsor of the Reds and Players for the Planet
The largest family-owned metal and electronics recycler in the region, Cohen is one of the only two companies worldwide to be certified to both e-Stewards and R2. These third party audited standards guarantee your e-waste is recycled safely and responsibly. All data bearing items will be destroyed. Learn more about how recycling works, what items can be recycled, and where you can recycle at cohenusa.com.

FRIDAY’S #REDS LINEUP

04-22-16

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From my pal @Bongreatness

Tonight is the second Fireworks Friday of the 2016 season, presented by Thomas More College. The postgame fireworks show featuring Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks, set to songs from the Cincinnati Pops “Superheroes” soundtrack, will begin approximately 15 minutes after the conclusion of tonight’s game. A portion of tonight’s fireworks show will pay tribute to American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor – Prince.

Joining us at tonight’s game for pregame and postgame fan enjoyment will be the Amateur Softball Association’s “Stadium Power Tour”. This competitive home run derby of softball players will start with 3 participants pregame (starting at 6:15PM) and conclude with 6 participants postgame. The participating sluggers include Cincinnati natives John Mocahbee (mock-a-bee) and Brian Wegman.

#REDS VS. CUBS – FRIDAY 4/22 PROGRAMMING NOTE

From our friends at Fox Sports Ohio

On Friday, April 22, 2016, FOX Sports Ohio is airing Cleveland Cavaliers @ Detroit Pistons and Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs at the same time. Please see the channel information below.

Reds vs. Cubs
Reds Live Pre-game Show begins at 6:30pm | Game at 7:00pm

Cincinnati, Dayton, Bowling Green (KY), Evansville (IN), Indianapolis, Terre Haute, Fort Wayne, Louisville/Lexington, & Charleston/Huntington areas:
o Main FOX Sports Ohio cable channel
o Direct TV: FSCincinnati – 661 & 661-1
o Dish: FSCincinnati – 427 & 412-17
o AT&T: FSCincinnati – 732 & 1732

Columbus/Lima, Toledo, & Wheeling/Steubenville areas:
o Direct TV: FSCincinnati – 661 & 661-1
o Dish: FSCincinnati – 427 & 412-17
o AT&T: FSCincinnati – 732 & 1732
o Cable subscribers: The programming and game is being made available to providers to air on the alternate FOX Sports Ohio cable channels. Alternate channel information can be found here.

The game will replay on the main FOX Sports Ohio channel in all Reds viewing areas the following morning at 6:00am.

The Reds game will also stream live on FOX Sports GO.
o Only subscribers of participating pay-TV providers in Reds viewing areas will be able to access live streams of the Reds through FOX Sports GO.
o Check participating providers at FOXSportsGO.com.
o FOX Sports GO is currently available for iOS, Android, Android TV, Fire tablets and Fire phones, select Windows devices, and online at FOXSportsGO.com. Fans can download the mobile app for free from the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store and Windows Store.

THURSDAY’S #REDS LINEUP

04-21-16

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From my pal @Bongreatness, a proud alumnus of Harrison High School…

During pregame ceremonies tonight we will honor the Reds Way Employee of the Month for April, Denise Sterbling. Denise is a Ticket Taker who works the Season Ticket Member gate at Crosley Terrace.

Tonight is also Harrison High School Night at Great American Ball Park. Over 1,000 members of the Harrison community, including students, faculty, residents & proud alumni will be joining us for tonight’s game participating in activities such as a pregame parade around the warning track (weather permitting), ceremonial first pitch by Southwest Ohio School District Superintendent Chris Brown and National Anthem, performed by the Harrison High School Marching Band.

 

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