Catcher Ryan Hanigan was called up instead of the Ryan Jorgensen because Jorgensen "had some personal things he had to deal with."
Joey Votto is not starting tonight because left-hander Oliver Perez is pitching for the Mets. Votto will start Wednesday's day game. The Reds told him two days ago. "I couldn't sleep," he said. "I ended up staying up until 5 in the morning watching The Office reruns."
It was the first time Votto stepped foot in the Great American Ball Park.
"I told I wasn't going to come to a game or watch a game here until I got called up," he said.
Scott Hatteberg understands that Votto is going to play.
"I figured he was going to play," he said. "They didn't bring him up to eat Slush Puppies. If I'm the GM, I'd do the same thing. They've got to look at some people now. They already know what my tired act can do."