Today the Reds selected from Class AA Pensacola the contract of C Kyle Skipworth (#37), selected from Class AAA Louisville the contract of RHP Josh Smith (#64) and optioned to Louisville IF Chris Dominguez and RHP Raisel Iglesias…corresponding 40-man roster moves will be announced prior to gametime…when Smith pitches he will become the second Reds player this season to make his Major League debut (Iglesias, started yesterday vs StL).
C Devin Mesoraco remained in Cincinnati following yesterday’s game…today he was scheduled to have an MRI to find the cause of discomfort in his left hip.
From my pal @Bongreatness…
The first 20,00 fans in attendance today will receive a 2015 Reds Magnetic Schedule & Car Magnet, presented by PNC Bank. Gates to the ballpark are scheduled to open at 11:10AM for Season Ticket Holders and 11:40AM 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 today the Reds will recognize the Reds Way Employee of the Month for April, ticket seller Carl Ladwig. Carl has been a member of the Reds ticket office since 1995.
Assisting in the delivery of today’s official game ball will be “Paula” the penguin, from the Newport Aquarium. Paula will be joined by her trainer for the delivery of today’s game ball.
During the middle of the 7th inning break today we will be joined by Casey Campbell, who will lead us in the singing of God Bless America.
Following the conclusion of today’s game it is our first Run the Bases of the 2015 season, presented by Entenmann’s Little Bites. Today’s postgame Run the Bases is open to all fans.
Burt’s #RedToRock is…
From my pal @Bongreatness…
The first 25,000 fans at the ballpark today will receive a Todd Frazier bobblehead, courtesy of Coca-Cola. Gates to the ballpark are scheduled to open at 11:10AM for Season Ticket Holders and 11:40AM 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 today the Oak Hills High School Highlander Marching Band will give a 10-minute performance on the outfield warning track. Today’s performance is part of Oak Hills High School Day at Great American Ball Park.
From my pal @Bongreatenss…
Tonight is the first Fireworks Friday of the 2015 season, presented by United Dairy Farmers. The approximately 15 minute postgame fireworks show, featuring Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks, will begin approximately 10 minutes after the conclusion of tonight’s game. Tonight’s soundtrack was handpicked by the professionals at Rozzi’s.
Prior to the singing of our National Anthem tonight we will pause for a Moment of Remembrance to honor the lives of Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras and his girlfriend Edilia Arvelos, who lost their lives during the offseason, as well as local athlete and inspiration, Lauren Hill. Lauren, a Mount St. Joseph basketball player, passed away earlier today at the age of 19. The Moment of Remembrance will take place prior to the singing of our National Anthem, at 6:55PM.
The four full-season Reds minor league teams lift the lid on their 2015 campaigns tonight…
This evening in Louisville, LHP David Holmberg takes the mound as the Triple-A Bats host Toledo at 6:35 ET.
Double-A Pensacola welcomes Biloxi to Bayfront Stadium where RHP Robert Stephenson and the Blue Wahoos begin their season at 6:35 CT.
The newest Reds affiliate, Advanced Class-A Daytona, will square off against Brevard County in Jackie Robinson Park beginning at 7:05 ET. RHP Nick Travieso is scheduled to start for the Tortugas.
The Class-A Dayton Dragons are the only Reds team on the road tonight, as they begin a season-opening 3-game series at West Michigan. First pitch is slated for 6:35 ET.
296 players make up the entire Reds organization. For a full list, click here >> Rosters
Due to City of Cincinnati noise ordinances – we are unable to have our postgame fireworks show this evening as previously planned.
However, due to the generosity of our friends at Rozzi’s Fireworks, we will have a “make up” fireworks date later this season on Wednesday, August 19th. For that game on August 19th fans can redeem tonight’s ticket stub at the box office of Great American Ball Park beginning this Friday, and receive half-off any non-premium ticket to the August 19th fireworks show….OR…. any Monday – Thursday game this season.
Again, starting this Friday, you may use your ticket stub from tonight’s game to receive half-off non-premium ticket to any Monday through Thursday game this season, OR to the makeup fireworks game on August 19th.
This offer excludes All-You-Can-Eat, Value View and Upper View tickets.
For more information on tonight’s offer, visit the ticket office of Great American Ball Park during normal business hours or call 513-765-7000.
Major League Baseball today opened up the polls for you to vote in its Franchise Four promotion. You’re encouraged to vote for each franchise’s four most impactful players of all-time who best represent the history of
each franchise, essentially selecting a “Mt. Rushmore” for each of
MLB’s 30 franchises.
The Reds four nominees are Johnny Bench, David Concepcion, Eric Davis, Barry Larkin, Joe Morgan, Tony Perez, Frank Robinson and Pete Rose. You also have the ability to write in a name.
This is something that will surely generate some friendly conversation and debate. I, myself, am having a hard time coming up with the four Reds.
Check it out HERE.