Friday, April 30, 2010

Bowling Green Hot Rods lose to Great Lakes 2-1

The Game: The Bowling Green Hot Rods fell to the Great Lakes Loons 2-1 on Thursday at Bowling Green Ballpark. The loss game despite a dazzling season high strikeout performance by Alex Colome.

Great Lakes took the lead in the first inning. Christian Lara singled to right to lead off the game. Lara advanced through the bases with the help of Rafael Ynoa and Brian Cavazos-Galvez. Lara then scored on a passed ball to give them a 1-0 lead.

The Hot Rods tied the game in the sixth inning. Chris Murrill got things going with a triple to right. Murrill later scored on a balk to tie the game 1-1.

Great Lakes picked up the game winning run in the eighth inning. Blake Smith delivered a solo home run to left to give the Loons the 2-1 margin of victory.

Alex Colome was charged with the loss, pitching 8 innings and allowing 2 runs on 5 hits with 9 strikeouts and a walk. Alex Koronis pitched a no-hit ninth with a strikeout.

Hot Rods Player of the Game: Alex Colome; recorded a season high nine strikeouts.

RP Top Prospect Watch:
Tyler Bortnick: 0 for 4.
Alex Colome: 2 runs on 5 hits with 9 strikeouts and a walk in 8 innings.
Ty Morrison: 0 for 3.

A Look Ahead: The Hot Rods (5-16) kick off a four game series against the Dayton Dragons (10-11) on Friday night. Shane Dyer (1-1, 1.57) will start against Josh Ravin.


  1. It is hard to imagine any professional team with as little offensive punch as this years Hot Rods.

  2. I just checked every team in minor league baseball this season. The Hot Rods average of 2.86 runs per game is the 5th lowest of any team. The four lower: Rome Braves (South Atlantic Lg) 2.32, New Britain Rock Cats (Eastern Lg) 2.63, Fort Myers Miracle (Florida State Lg) 2.75, Richmond Flying Squirrels (Eastern Lg) 2.75.

    As far as winning percentage, Bowling Green's .238 is 2nd lowest in all the minors, ahead of only the New Britain Rock Cats .211.

    Feel better? Seriously, this is pretty bad. Coupled with last season's poor results, I hope Hot Rods fans will hang in there.