The Reds' pitching staff has been light out during the team's recent homes stand in which they produced a 6-1 record. Part of the success has been based on the fact the team is striking out the opposition at a high rate.
Cincinnati has now struck out 10 or more batters in five consecutive games dating back to Thursday night (4/18), and in six out of the last 7 games; a feat that has not been accomplished since the World Series winning 1990 team did it.
LaRosa’s, the city’s top pizza chain, has a deal on the back of every Reds ticket that offers a free small pizza with up to four toppings for those in attendance. Thus far, that is six times in just 14 home games.
My guy PJ O’Keefe at WCPO.com started doing the math in a great article he recently posted…
In the six games in which free pizza has been awarded so far this season, an attendance of 146,712 fans have been able to redeem the no-cost pie. The rules of the promotion require that fans redeem their pizza within seven days beginning the day after the game that the Reds staff struck out the required amount of batters, and it must be carry-out or pick-up.
Again, that's 146,712 free pizzas. The normal price for a small, 8-inch, 4-topping LaRosa's pizza is $6.79. If everyone redeemed their free pizza, that's $996,174.48 worth of free pizza.
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