This is the busiest the phone and window have been this early in the morning on the day of a game since Opening Day two weeks ago.
Guests have been purchasing the most tickets for the game Saturday night with post-game Fireworks. Also, interest has picked up for the Mike Alstott Softball Challenge that is ONE week away.
Tonight is yet another Thirsty Thursday which gives you 2 for 1 drinks all over the ballpark. It is also Silver Sharks Night where Seniors (55 and over) receive 2 for 1 Senior Field Box tickets. That's 2 tickets for only $4.
We've got a few groups in the ballpark tonight, including try # 2 for the PODS Championship Volunteers. The last attempt for that group was rained out.
Just a reminder, the Jimmy Rollins bobblehead is tomorrow (Friday 4/20) and we are also giving out mugs from LoJack.
Updated at 4:55pm: Lineups are in.
- # 9 Mike Griffin (3B)
- # 39 Jeff Keppinger (2B)
- # 32 Jay Bruce (CF)
- # 50 Jeremiah Piepkorn (1B)
- # 22 Danny Dorn (LF)
- # 23 Adam Rosales (DH)
- # 27 Craig Tatum (C)
- # 28 Eric Eymann (SS)
- # 29 BJ Szymanski (RF)
Starting for the Reds is # 33 Richie Gardner
- # 3 Victor Hall (RF)
- # 2 Greg Golson (CF)
- # 10 Michael Spidale (LF)
- # 21 Jeremy Slayden (DH)
- # 27 Welinson Baez (3B)
- # 55 Ryan Budde (C)
- # 12 Brad Harman (SS)
- # 25 Clay Harris (1B)
- # 15 Kevin Howard (2B)
Starting for the Threshers is # 16 Dan Brauer.
Updated at 5:15pm: Catcher Ryan Budde is on our roster on a Major League rehab assignment. He was selected by Angels in 12th round of the 2001 draft. This will be his third game here with the Threshers. He hit a double in yesterday's game at Tampa.
Updated at 5:45pm: Leftfielder Michael Spidale is batting third in the order for the fifth time this season. He's also seen time in the leadoff slot (six games) and also batted eighth in one game.
Updated at 6:00pm: Rightfielder Victor Hall is 7 for 13 (.538) with runners on base this season.
Updated at 6:30pm: Designated hitter Jeremy Slayden is 9 for 25 (.360) at home.
Updated at 9:30pm: Kevin Howard flys out to end the ballgame. Threshers lose 4-3.