Live Updates From Cincinnati Reds Opening Day

Johnny Cueto takes the mound for the Reds against the Pirates at 4:10 p.m. ET at Great American Ball Park. Until then, stick with us for gameday info, news, views and more from Cincinnati and around the big leagues.

JW (4:00 p.m.): Play ball! Enjoy the game and Go Reds.

JW (2:30 p.m.): Batting practice is underway inside Great American Ball Park.

JW (2:15 p.m.): This doesn’t look like a place with low expectations for 2015, does it?

MW (1:30 p.m.): The Reds have taken the field for batting practice.

AD (1:15 p.m.):

Ashley Davis (12:20 p.m.):

JW (12:00 p.m.): The scene downtown:

JW (11:45 a.m.): Opening Day lineups are in! Pirates: 3B Harrison, RF Polanco, CF McCutchen, 2B Walker, LF Marte, 1B Alvarez, C Cervelli, SS Mercer, SP Liriano Reds: CF Hamilton, 1B Votto, 3B Frazier, C Mesoraco, LF Byrd, RF Bruce, 2B Phillips, SS Cozart, SP Cueto JW (11:35 a.m.): The Nasty Boys are ready. You can watch them in the parade at noon on Fox Sports Ohio.

Matt Wilkes (10:40 a.m.): Here are some tweets from the players on Opening Day:

JW (10:15 a.m.): Today’s crowd will set a new ballpark record.

JW (9:45 a.m.): Marlana VanHoose, a blind teen with cerebral palsy, is known for singing the National Anthem at Kentucky basketball games. Her story has been featured on ESPN. Today, she makes her debut singing for the Reds. JW (9:25 a.m.): Here is a checklist of things to do, tweeted out by the Reds. The block party is at The Banks and supports the Reds Community Fund.

JW (9:15 a.m.): Looking to meet at a bar? Here are a few suggestions.

  • 700 WLW is broadcasting from Holy Grail Banks
  • Mo Egger is at Arnies at Newport on the Levee from 12-3
  • Tom Browning will be at the Moerlein Lager House

John Wilmhoff (9:00 a.m.): Good morning, Reds fans. Rob Dibble, Norm Charlton and Randy Myers, aka The Nasty Boys, are your Grand Marshals of the 96th Findlay Market Opening Day Parade, which starts at noon. If you’re heading downtown, tweet us (@JohnWilmhoff or @blogredmachine) your favorite sights and sounds. Also, check out the parade route and everything else you need to know courtesy of WLWT.