Bronson Arroyo was fantastic in his 6.2 shutout innings, scattering 5 hits with 1 walk and 5 strikeouts. He snapped the Reds streak of 9 straight games without a quality start.
Donald Lutz and Xavier Paul both homered for the Reds. For Lutz, it was his first Major League homer and it also extended his hitting streak to 6 games. Paul’s homer was of the pinch-hit variety – his second such of the season.
With this afternoon’s victory, the Reds improve to a season-high 6 games over .500 (22-16) and are 10-2 over their last 12 games against the Brewers.
Dusty Baker is now in sole possession of 17th place on the all-time managerial wins list with 1,603. He passed Hall of Famer Fred Clarke today.
The Reds are idle on Monday. They’ll begin a 9-game road trip on Tuesday in Miami.
While the team is on the road, Better Off Red Headquarters is preparing for its first #VoteReds Lunch of the season on Twitter. Stay tuned for details.
Expect good news
Today’s Honorary Captain of the game at Great American Ball Park is Josie Shuler, who was selected as the winner of the Major League Baseball Mother’s Day “Honorary Bat Girl” contest for the Cincinnati Reds organization. Josie has been battling Triple Negative Breast Cancer since August 2008 and her courage and positive attitude is an inspiration to everyone in her life.
Here are some photos of Josie at the ballpark today, courtesy of Zach Weber…
A little bit of a crisp morning at the ballpark. Here are a few photos of the Redlegs stretching on this sun-kissed Sunday…
From our pal @Bongreatness…
The first 10,000 moms through the Great American Ball Park gates today will receive a Reds Tote Bag, courtesy of Biz & Oxydol. Gates to the ballpark are scheduled to open at 11:10AM for Season Ticket Holders and 11:40AM for the general public. However if the crowd size outside the gates dictates it so, those times will be adjusted in accordance with Cincinnati Fire Code.
Today’s pregame parade around the warning track will feature members of the Reds Heads kids club, along with their moms.
Today’s Honorary Captain is Josie Shuler, who was selected as the winner of the Major League Baseball Mother’s Day “Honorary Bat Girl” contest for the Cincinnati Reds organization. Josie has been battling Triple Negative Breast Cancer since August 2008 and her courage and positive attitude is an inspiration to everyone in her life.
The mother & daughter singing duo of Rose Christophel & Cora Moore will lead the crowd in singing of God Bless America during the middle of the 7th inning break today.
A very happy Mother’s Day to all the moms on the Reds staff out there – and all our friends & partners around the ballpark celebrating this special day!
Los Rojos plated 5 runs in the second and 7 runs in the third en route to a 13-7 victory over the Brewers on Saturday afternoon at Great American Ball Park.
A sellout crowd of 41,678 was on hand to see Dusty Baker move into a tie with Hall of Famer Fred Clarke for 17th on the all-time managerial wins list (1,602).
The Reds improve to 9-2 over their last 11 games against Milwaukee.
Jay Bruce homered in the second inning (#3). In the third, he became the first Red since Sean Casey in 1998 to hit 2 doubles in the same inning.
Mat Latos won his fourth consecutive start.
The Reds go for the sweep tomorrow, as Bronson Arroyo opposes Wily Peralta. Gametime is 1:10pm ET. Plenty of tickets remain, so get to GABP!
#61 Arroyo #1 –“Forty-Five” by Shinedown (Pitching)
#61 Arroyo #2 – “Can’t Stop” by Red Hot Chili Peppers (start at :19) (Walk-Up)
#34 Bailey – “Fred Bear” by Ted Nugent
#51 Broxton – “Iron Man” by Black Sabbath
#32 Bruce – “No New Friends” by DJ Khaled (start at :22)
#54 Chapman – “Wake up” by Rage Against the Machine
#17 Choo – “Paris” by Jay-Z & Kanye West (start at :05)
#52 Cingrani – “You’re Going Down” by Sick Puppies
#2 Cozart – “The Only Way I know” by Jason Aldean (start at :42)
#47 Cueto #1 – “Siguelo” by Wisin y Yandel (Pitching)
#21 Frazier #1 – “You Make Me Feel So Young” by Frank Sinatra (start at 2:33)
#21 Frazier #2 – “Fly Me to the Moon” by Frank Sinatra
#9 Hannahan – “Kiss Me I’m Irish” by Gaelic Storm (start at 3:55)
#29 Hanigan #1 – “All the Above” by Maino
#29 Hanigan #2 – “The show goes on” by Lupe Fiasco
#28 Heisey – “See Me” by Jordan Wiker (start at :07)
#60 Hoover – “Kick it in the Sticks” by Brantley Gilbert (start at beginning)
#3 Izturis – “Hypnotize” by Notorious B.I.G.
#55 Latos – “Set Fire to the Rain – Ember Waves Dubstep Remix” by Adele
#55 Latos – “Cinema – Skrillex Remix” by Benny Benassi (Walk-up – start at 2:12)
#44 Leake – “Intro” by The xx
#63 LeCure – “Prodigal Son” by Black Angels
#48 Ludwick – “Brass Monkey” by Beastie Boys (start at :07)
#23 Lutz – “Rattle” by Bingo Players (start at :37)
#45 Marshall – “Kashmir” by Led Zeppelin
#39 Mesoraco #1– “Right Where I Need to Be” by Gary Allan (start at beginning)
#39 Mesoraco #2 – “How Country Feels” by Randy Houser (start at :09)
#37 Miller #1 – “A Country Boy Can Survive” by Hank Williams Jr.
#37 Miller #2 – “I Play Chicken with the Train” by Cowboy Troy (start at beginning)
#43 Parra – “Jump Around” by House of Pain
#26 Paul – “Tha Crossroads” by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony (start at :55)
#4 Phillips #1 – “Poetic Justice” by Kendrick Lamar (start at beginning)
#4 Phillips #2 – “Bugatti” by Ace Hood (start at :10)
#4 Phillips #3 – “We Still In this B” by B.o.B. (start at :08)
#4 Phillips #4 – “R.I.P.” by Young Jeezy (start at :05)
#4 Phillips #5 – “Showout” by Juicy J (start at :29)
#15 Robinson #1– “Started From the Bottom” by Drake (start at beginning)
#15 Robinson #2 – “ Box Chevy” by Rick Ross (start at :33)
#31 Simon – “Dile” by Don Omar
#19 Votto – “Paint it Black” by Rolling Stones (start from beginning)
In honor of “Twilight Zone Day” today, we’re seeking your most creative tweets referencing both the Reds and the classic TV show The Twilight Zone. Include the hashtag: #TZReds.
We’ve already received some good ones…
— Bryan Murray (@Beamer1117) May 11, 2013
— Tyler Kemmerer (@MixdownTK) May 11, 2013
From my pal @Bongreatness, who had some problems accessing the ballpark today…
The first 30,000 fans in attendance at today’s game will receive an Aroldis Chapman bobblehead, courtesy of Cincinnati Bell. Gates to the ballpark are scheduled to open at 2:10PM for Season Ticket Holders and 2:40PM for the general public. However, if the crowd outside the gates dictates it so, those times will be adjusted in accordance with Cincinnati Fire Code.
Today the Reds will be wearing their “Los Rojos” alternative jerseys for the first time in team history. The jerseys are being worn today in conjunction with the first Dusty Days game of the 2013 season, which celebrates the rich, multicultural history of our community. In addition to the jerseys the team will be wearing their black BP cap, which is MLB approved for game use. The Reds will wear these caps whenever they were the Rojos jerseys this season (home or away).
Due to yesterday’s inclement weather, today will be the first Tailgate on the Terrace of the season. The Tailgate on the Terrace features music and other entertainment just outside the gates on Crosley Terrace, along with the Budweiser Mobile Bar, which opens 3 hours before the game and remains open until the end of the 1st inning, featuring $4 aluminum can Anheuser-Busch products.
The Suzuki Cooperative of Cincinnati Public Schools will perform their annual pregame concert from the field prior to today’s game. The Suzuki Cooperative will perform from the rightfield grass at approximately 3:40PM and also perform our National Anthem today.
Former Red Dmitri Young will be in the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum today from 1:30-3:30PM today. “Da Meat Hook” will be meeting fans and signing autographs for free, for those with a paid admission to the museum during that time.
If you missed it last night, here’s video of the amazing double play turned by Brandon Phillips against the Brewers….