The Cincinnati Reds have announced that country music singer/songwriter Chase Rice will play a free postgame concert from the field on Saturday, Sept. 3 at Great American Ball Park, immediately following the Reds vs. St. Louis Cardinals game that starts at 4:10 p.m.
The concert is included in your game ticket and can be purchased now at:
• Internet: reds.com/tickets
• Phone: 513-381-REDS or 877-647-REDS (7337)
• In person: Great American Ball Park ticket windows and Kroger stores with Ticketmaster retail outlets.
About Chase Rice:
Within a few short years of moving to Nashville, country music maverick Chase Rice has already built a loyal fan base across the country through his energetic live shows and gained the attention of industry professionals with his edgy, eclectic sound.
Rice’s RIAA Gold-certified Ignite the Night was released on Columbia Nashville/Dack Janiels Records and debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums and No. 3 on the all-genre chart. That album produced a pair of Top 5 hits, the Platinum-certified “Ready Set Roll” and “Gonna Wanna Tonight.”
After supporting Kenny Chesney’s The Big Revival Tour 2015, Rice consistently sold out 2,500-3,000 seat venues on his JD and Jesus Tour and will launch his fifth headlining tour, the Everybody We Know Does Tour, this fall.
His new single, “Everybody We Know Does,” is available at country radio and digital retailers now with a new album forthcoming.
From my pal Corey Hawthorne…
Kids in attendance at today’s game will receive a Eugenio Suarez Fathead™ courtesy of Hot Head Burrito.
Today is the 15th annual Strike Out ALS™ Awareness Day at Great American Ball Park. As part of the annual event a commemorate Lou Gehrig baseball card will be passed out at select gates while supplies last.
On the field today at 12PM we welcome the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum “Vintage Game”. The Vintage Game features the Reds Hall of Fame 1869 Red Stockings versus the Blackbottom 9 of Hamilton (OH) in a depiction of what a professional baseball game would have been like in the late 1800’s. Today’s game is scheduled for 3 innings.
During the middle of the 7th inning break today we welcome Casey Campbell to lead us in the singing of God Bless America.
Following today’s game we will host the annual Faith Concert at Great American Ball Park. Today’s concert features 8-time Dove Award winning band MercyMe. The concert will begin approximately 20 minutes after the conclusion of today’s game.
From my pal @Bongreatness...
The first 25,000 fans in attendance today will receive a Reds Cap, courtesy of FOX Sports Ohio. Gates to the ballpark are scheduled to open at 5:10PM for Season Ticket Members and 5:40PM for all other fans. However those gate opening times could be adjusted in accordance with Cincinnati Fire Code should the crowd size outside the gates dictate it so.
During pregame ceremonies tonight we will recognize the finalists for the MSA sport High School Coach of the Year. Our five finalists are Josh Patrick (Fairborn HS), Pete Muehlenkamp (Reading HS), Brion Treadway (Badin HS), Tom Kilgore (Milford HS) & Joe Voegele (LaSalle HS). The overall winner will be announced at the end of today’s ceremony.
Offering up one of our ceremonial first pitches tonight will be Mike Dungan, Chairman & CEO of Universal Music Nashville. Dungan is a native of Cincinnati and supporter of the Reds Community Fund.
From my pal @Bongreatness…
Tonight is the 9th Fireworks Friday of the 2016 season, presented by Hilliard Lyons. The postgame fireworks show, featuring Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks set to a Grateful Dead soundtrack, will begin approximately 10 minutes after the conclusion of tonight’s game.
During pregame ceremonies tonight the Reds & Reds Community Fund will salute retiring Cincinnati Public Schools athletic director Dave Dierker. Dave has been a RCF board member and advisor for the Community Fund for nearly a decade and has worked tirelessly to expand extracurricular opportunities in the Cincinnati Public Schools system for more than 18 years.
Juan Dorado checks in with this week’s Reds Minor League Spotlight…
Five of the six affiliates won three or more contests last week, but they ended the week a combined 19-19. Louisville, Pensacola and Billings all tallied winning weeks and four wins each.
Louisville was led by the offensive punch of Hernan Iribarren. The infielder has hit safely in 15 straight games and helped lead the Bats to a 4-3 week. Last week, he hit .500 (13-for-26) with nine runs, 3 homers and 9 RBI. He homered in three straight games from 7/19-7/21. He led the IL in RBI, HR, runs and hits while finishing second in batting average last week. In the month of July, Iribarren is hitting .448 (26-for-58) with 3 homers and 13 RBI.
While, Iribarren has turned it on of late, Tyler Mahle’s magical season continues. The right-hander started the season with Daytona, going 8-3 with a 2.50 ERA, before being moved to Double-A Pensacola. He has been even better with the Blue Wahoos, going 5-1 with 2.41 ERA in six starts. Last week, in his only start for the Blue Wahoos, he went 6 innings, allowing zero earned runs with 5 strikeouts. Pensacola went 4-2 and within one game of first place in Southern League South division.
Billings continued their winning ways last week, as they tallied another winning week, going 4-2. Billings leads the Pioneer League North division by three games over Great Falls. The Mustangs had another big week at the plate as Daniel Sweet and John Sansone paced the attack. Sweet batted .500 (6-for-12) with three extra-base hits and 2 RBI, while Sansone hit .556 (10-for-18) with 3 doubles and 2 RBI. Sansone had a team-high six runs scored. On the mound, Alex Webb led the league with 2 victories last week. The right-hander went 2-0 with a 2.08 ERA.
AZL Reds and Daytona won three games each last week.
The AZL Reds tallied an even 3-3 mark, in large part to the pitching of Luis Alecis and Wennington Romero. Alecis went 0-0 with 0.00 ERA in seven innings of work. He struck out 6, and has not allowed a run since 7/11, while Romero went five scoreless innings with 8 strikeouts.
After losing four straight to the St. Lucie Mets, the Tortugas have won 3 of their last 4 games and finished the week 3-4. Angelo Gumbs clubbed an FSL-high two homers on the week. He is one homer shy of reaching the double digits mark, and finished the week batting .259 (7-for-27) with three runs and 3 RBI. Keury Mella turned in one of his finest starts of the season on 7/18 vs Jupiter, tossing six innings, allowing one run with 5 strikeouts. He improved to 7-6 on the season and dropped his ERA to 3.18.
Dayton had another tough week to go with their tough season. Dayton went 1-5, but first rounder Nick Senzel has lived up to the billing for the Dragons. Senzel clubbed homer No.1 on 7/18 and homer No.2 on 7/20. He hit .375 with 2 homers and 9 RBI last week. On 7/18 vs Wisconsin, Senzel was a double shy of the cycle as he went 4-for-5 with a homer and four RBI, leading Dayton to their lone win of the week.
RED Bites: Tyler Stephenson is finding his groove with Dayton. Last week, he hit .471 (8-for-17) with 3 doubles and one RBI… Jesse Winker hit .423 (11-for-26) with 3 doubles for Louisville. Since returning from the DL, Winker is hitting .367… Rookie Davis went 2-0 with 1.64 ERA in 11 innings of work last week for the Blue Wahoos. He led the league with two wins…
The affiliates continue play through the week as they are inching closer to a combined .500 mark, 213-228. With 15 games to make up, the Reds will look for another big week on the diamond.
If you are attending the Reds vs. Diamondback game on Saturday, July 23 (7:10pm) you’ll have the opportunity to purchase autographed baseballs and photos from the Reds Wives Mystery Ball & Photo fundraiser.
Baseballs and photos from the 40 man roster as well as others are included. A list of players included will be available at the fundraiser.
The Reds Wives will be selling baseballs for $40 and photos for $20 (cash only) inside the reentry gate at Great American Ball Park starting when gates open at 5:40pm until they are gone (or the end of the game). Fans must have a ticket to the game to participate.
All proceeds will benefit SPCA Cincinnati who are committed to the welfare of animals by providing shelter and care, advocacy, speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves and providing the means to enhance the bond between people and animals.
From my pal @Bongreatness…
Today over 600 boys and girls from the Reds Community Fund’s Reds Rookie Success League summer program will participate in a pregame parade around the field. The Reds Rookie Success League (RRSL), a free, coed, character-building summer baseball program, entering its fourteenth summer in Cincinnati and throughout Reds Country this season.
Also during pregame ceremonies today we will honor the Greater Cincinnati Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year finalists. Our four local finalists are Corie Hisle (Buenger Club), Tahjay Woodard (Findlay Street Club), Adrian Hall (MSU Club) & Kendal Neal (U.S. Bank Club).
Offering up one of our ceremonial first pitches today will be country music recording artist David Nail. Nail is in town promoting his newest album “Fighter”.
Today’s game will be televised on MLB Network. Today’s throwback uniforms are part of a league–wide initiative as the Braves will wear 1969 uniforms and Reds will wear uniforms from the early-2000’s era to honor Ken Griffey Jr.’s upcoming induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The Reds are one of eight teams participating in MLB’s Throwback Day.
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) July 20, 2016
The Reds today claimed from the Nationals RHP Abel De Los Santos and optioned him to AA-Pensacola.
De Los Santos, 23, went a combined 1-1 with 5 saves and a 3.67 ERA in 29 appearances for AAA-Syracuse and AA-Harrisburg. He entered 2016 as Washington’s 20th-best prospect as ranked by Baseball America.
The Reds 40-man roster is currently at 40.
From my pal @Bongreatness...
Tonight is the annual Xavier University Night at Great American Ball Park. Hundreds of Xavier students, faculty & alumni will join us for a pregame parade around the warning track, amongst other activities.
During pregame ceremonies we will honor the Reds Way Employee of the Month for July, Ticket Seller Clayton Nevels.
Today is also the fifth and final Kid Glove Game of the 2016 season.
From my pal @Bongreatness…
Tonight is the fourth Kid Glove Game of the 2016 season. Now in its 68th consecutive season, the Kid Glove program has helped raise more than ten million dollars to buy baseball & softball equipment for more than 40,000 youngsters in the Greater Cincinnati area. As part of tonight’s festivities the Rosie Reds will present a $4,000 donation to the Kid Glove Program.
Tonight we also welcome hundreds of employees and their families from the Brighton Center. This year the Brighton Center is celebrating 50 years of transforming lives in our community.
Offering up one of our ceremonial first pitches tonight on behalf of Bristol Motor Speedway will be Daniel Hemric, Driver in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Daniel will be racing at Bristol Motor Speedway when NASCAR returns to the track August 17-20.