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#58 Adcock – “Seminole Wind” by John Anderson
#25 Badenhop – “Strangle Hold” by Ted Nugent
#16 Barnhart – “Working Man” by Rush (start at :07)
#27 Boesch – “Fire Squad” by J. Cole
#27 Boesch- “ G.O.M.D.” by J. Cole
#32 Bruce – “Shake it Off” by Taylor Swift (start at :03)
#9 Byrd #1- “Work” by Gang Starr
#9 Byrd #2 – “Get Like Me” by David Banner
#54 Chapman – “Wake up” by Rage Against the Machine & “Jingo” by Santana
#52 Cingrani – “The King is Dead” by A Wilhem Scream (Pitching)
#52 Cingrani – “Black Nurse” by Glass Jaw (Hitting)
#2 Cozart – “Ain’t Nothing Wrong With That” by Robert Randolph
#47 Cueto – “Deja Tu Envidia” by Vakero ft Kunin (pitching)
#47 Cueto – “Como Antes” by El Mayor Clasico ft. Shadow Blow (batting)
#28 DeSclafani – “Moment of Clarity” by Jay-Z (batting)
#28 DeSclafani – “Calling” by Sebastian Ingrosso (start at :13) (pitching)
#15 Dominguez- “So Ambitious” by Jay Z
#70 Diaz – “Mozart LaPara” by Pa’Gozar
#21 Frazier – “Fly Me to the Moon” by Frank Sinatra
#6 Hamilton #1 – “Make Sum Shake” by Cool Amerika
#6 Hamilton #2 – “I’m On One” by Drake
#6 Hamilton #3– “Watch Me” by Silento
#60 Hoover – “Awake and Alive” by Skillet (start at :05)
#26 Iglesias – “No Me Olvidare Jamas” by Los Adolecentes
#44 Leake – “Intro” by XX (Pitching)
#44 Leake – “Rooster” by Alice in Chains (Hitting) (start at :27)
#50 Lorenzen – “Awesome God” by R-Swift
#41 Mattheus – “Firework” by Katy Perry
#46 Moscot – “We’ll be Coming Back” by Calvin Harris(start at :32 (pitching)
#46 Moscot – “Wake Me Up” by Avicii (start at :35) (batting)
#45 Marshall – “Kashmir” by Led Zeppelin
#39 Mesoraco #1 – “Fishing in the Dark” by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (start at :06)
#39 Mesoraco #2– “Right Where I Need to Be” by Gary Allan (start at beginning)
#17 Negron – “Water Pumpee” by Seeed ft. Anthony B (start at :17)
#43 Parra – “Jump Around” by House of Pain
#29 Pena #1 – “All I do is Win” by DJ Khaled (start at :02)
#29 Pena # 2- “About The Money” by T.I. feat. Young Thug (start 1:14)
#4 Phillips #1 – “Better Have My Money” by Rihanna (start at :05 or :13)
#4 Phillips #2 – “Peaches n Cream” by Snoop Dogg (start at beginning)
#4 Phillips #3 – “Flicka da Wrist” by Chedda da Connect (start at :15)
#4 Phillips #4 – “Flex” by Rich Homie Quan (start at :08)
#4 Phillips #5 – “Check” by Young Thug (start at :13)
#4 Phillips #6 – “TrapQueen” by Fetty Wap (start at :10)
#25 Schumaker – “Put Your Hands” by Busta Rhymes
#62 Villarreal – “Kickstart My Heart” by Motley Crue
#19 Votto – “Blacker the Berry” by Kendrick Lamar


Today the Reds recalled from Class AAA Louisville IF Chris Dominguez (#15) and IF Eugenio Suarez (#7, first name pronounced AY-you-hay-nee-oh), optioned to Louisville RHP Pedro Villarreal and placed on the 15-day disabled list SS Zack Cozart.

In the first inning of yesterday’s game, SS Zack Cozart suffered tears of the anterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments and the biceps tendon in his right knee…he is expected to have surgery Monday…the rehab will take approximately 9 months.




From my pal @Bongreatness…

Today is the first Reds Rookie Success League Day at the ballpark of the 2015 season. Over 800 participants in the RRSL, a free, coed, character-building summer baseball program, entering its thirteenth summer in Cincinnati and throughout Reds Country this summer, will be in attendance for a pregame parade as well as today’s game. The RRSL has moved its Cincinnati operations to the new P&G Cincinnati MLB Urban Youth Academy in Roselawn this year.





From my pal @Bongreatness

Tonight is the second Kid Glove Game of the 2015 season, proudly presented by Meijer. In its 67th consecutive season the Kid Glove Program has helped raise over 9 million dollars to buy baseball and softball equipment for more than 40,000 youngsters in the Greater Cincinnati area.

Offering up a ceremonial first pitch tonight will be PGA Tour professional Jim Herman. Jim is a graduate of both St. Xavier High School and the University of Cincinnati and is currently ranked 80th in FEDEX Cup standings.

Singing our National Anthem tonight is Sarah Elizabeth Combs, who is currently performing as the title character in the stage show “I Love Lucy Live on Stage”. The show has daily performances at the Aronoff Center through this Sunday.

The Reds are teaming up with Bass Pro Shops to offer a free catch-and-release pond at Great American Ball Park during tonight’s game. Families and kids can experience the excitement of catching a live fish at the Bass Pro Shops catch-and-release pond located in the Kroger Fan Zone.



Reds Select Tyler Stephenson With First Pick Of 2015 Draft
Take High School Catcher 11th Overall

CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Reds Senior Director of Amateur Scouting Chris Buckley last night announced the selection of C Tyler Stephenson (6-4, 220) from Kennesaw Mountain High School in Marietta, GA with the team’s first pick (11th overall) of the 2015 first-year player draft.

Stephenson, 18, was rated by Baseball America and the best catcher in this year’s draft, the 15th-best prospect overall. This spring he hit .415 with 8 HR and 25 RBI for KMHS.

Stephenson is the fifth catcher taken by the Reds in the draft’s first round, joining Dan LaMar (20th pick in 1979), Dan Wilson (7th in 1990), Devin Mesoraco (15th in 2007) and Yasmani Grandal (12th in 2010).

To wrap up the first day of the draft, the Reds selected RHP Antonio Santillan (6-3, 210) from Seguin High School (Arlington, TX) with the team’s second pick (49th overall), followed by senior RHP Tanner Rainey (6-3, 215) from the University of West Alabama (hometown Folsom, LA) in Competitive Balance Round B (71st overall).

Santillan, 18, is a Perfect Game first-team All-America selection and member of the Texas All-Region first team.

Rainey, 22, last season for UWA went 4-1 with a 1.59 ERA and 9 saves in 26 apps (28ip, 11h, 14bb, 50k).

Rounds 3-10 will begin at 1:00 p.m. today, and Rounds 11-40 will begin at noon Wednesday.







Here’s a great piece by Nick Piecoro on Tyler Stephenson.




From today’s Reds gamenotes…

Tonight’s game is the 1,000th during the regular season at Great American Ball Park…the Redlegs’ all-time regular season record in 999 games here is 529-469-1 with a total paid attendance of 26,986,447 (27,013 avg).




From my pal @Bongreatness

Tonight is the first Kid Glove game of the 2015 season, proudly supported by Meijer. In its 67th consecutive season the Kid Glove Program has helped raise over 9 million dollars to buy baseball and softball equipment for more than 40,000 youngsters in the Greater Cincinnati area.

Offering up a ceremonial first pitch tonight on behalf of Franklin (OH) Community Night will be two-time Mr. Ohio High School Basketball Player of the Year & Duke University commit Luke Kennard.


First, here are some must-see videos from Great American Ball Park over the weekend…


Look who was wearing a Reds jersey last night at the Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati…


Congratulations to A-Dayton’s Tyler Mahle, who today was named Midwest League Pitcher of the Week. Mahle, 20, was selected by the Reds in the seventh round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.

And speaking of the Draft, it gets underway this afternoon. The Reds will have the 11th pick in the first round. For more on what the Reds are rumored to do in the Draft, Mark Sheldon has it HERE.



Following Johnny Cueto’s stellar outing yesterday vs. the Padres, here’s where he ranks among National League leaders…

  1. WHIP (walks + hits / innings pitched): 0.94, 3rd
  2. Opponents’ on-base pct: .250, 3rd
  3. Opponents’ OPS: .608: 9th
  4. ERA: 2.64, 9th
  5. Strikeouts: 73, 15th (not bad considering he missed 2 starts)


RHP Matt Magill on 5/8 in Cincinnati had successful “Tommy John” surgery to repair the torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow (Dr. Timothy Kremchek)…barring complications, he is expected to return in 2016… Magill, acquired in December from the Dodgers in exchange for OF Chris Heisey, went 1-1, 7.90 in 3 starts for Class AAA Louisville.


Congratulations to Fox Sports Ohio for receiving eight Emmy nominations from the National Academy of Television Arts Sciences’ Ohio Valley chapter!


I’ll have more in a bit.

Expect good news,



The Reds today promote RHP Nate Adcock (#50), option RHP Jumbo Diaz to AAA-Louisville.  A corresponding 40-man roster move to be announced prior to first pitch.




From my pal @Bongreatness…

Kids in attendance at today’s game will receive a Jay Bruce Poster, courtesy of PNC Bank.

Dave Bertis will lead the crowd in the singing of God Bless America during the middle of the 7th inning break today.

Following the conclusion of today’s game it is the second Run the Bases of the 2015 season, presented by Entenmann’s Little Bites. The event is open to all fans.


Before we get to the lineup, we MUST give another look at Brandon Phillips’ mastery from last night…





From my pal @Bongreatness

The first 25,000 fans in attendance today will receive a Barry Larkin “Stars of the Queen City” Bobblehead courtesy of Dynegy Energy Services. Gates to the ballpark are scheduled to open at 2:10PM for Season Ticket Holders and 2:40PM 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.

Today is the 3rd Military Appreciation Day of the 2015 season, presented by DAV & RetireMED iQ. Reds players will be wearing their camouflage designed jerseys for today’s game. Today’s game is a Military Appreciate Day in observance of the 71st anniversary of D-Day. Brothers Jim and Ross Kimmerly will be honored during pregame and in-game ceremonies. Jim, who resides in Manchester, Ohio, will offer up one of today’s ceremonial first pitches. He served in WWII with the U.S. Navy from 1940-46 and is a Pearl Harbor survivor. Ross, who resides in Withamsville, Ohio, will be the Cincinnati Bell Hometown Hero of today’s game. He served in WWII with the U.S. Navy from 1943-46 and was part of the D-Day invasion of Normandy.

Tonight is Scout Night at Great American Ball Park. Over 250 Scouts and their parents/guardians will stick around after tonight’s game and participate in on-field activities, watch a movie on the GABP videoboard & have a campout on the field.


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