• Shin-Soo Choo entered Friday's game having reached base safely in each of his last 12 games. Unprompted, Baker offered high praise for his center fielder and leadoff man.
"Very good ballplayer, and he's getting better," Baker said of Choo, who began Friday as the Major League leader among leadoff hitters in home runs (20), walks (94) and on-base percentage (.420). "I told Choo he hasn't scratched the surface on what he's capable of doing."
• The Reds are offering standing room only tickets for Saturday's game at $10 apiece, $8 if purchased on Friday night.
Jeremy Warnemuende is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.