Brandon Phillips’ T-shirt at a pregame press conference Monday read “Got Swag?” The flashy Reds second baseman can answer yes to his own question. He might lead the league in swag.
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By the numbers
7: Batters in a row retired by Reds starter Johnny Cueto to start the game.
1: Former big leaguers to have thrown out the ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day at GABP. Joe Torre became the first Monday.
60: Consecutive Opening Days on which Reds have scored at least one run.
40: Consecutive Opening Days broadcast by Hall of Famer Marty Brennaman.