The Game: The Bowling Green Hot Rods defeated the Great Lakes Loons 4-2 on Tuesday night at Bowling Green Ballpark. The win was the first time this season the Hot Rods put together back to back wins.
Great Lakes took the lead in the first inning. Christian Lara led off the game with a solo home run to right field to give the Loons a 1-0 lead.
The Hot Rods tied the game in the third inning. Mayobanex doubled to left to lead off the inning. Acosta advanced to third on a ground out by Robi Estrada. Dustin Biell then singled home the runs with a single to center to tie the game 1-1.
The Loons regained the lead in the fourth inning. Jerry Sands singled to lead off the inning. Sands later advanced to third on an error. JT Side drove home the run with a sac fly to give them a 2-1 lead.
But the Hot Rods fought back to tie the game an inning later. Brett Nommensen doubled to center then advanced to third on a bal. Mayobanex Acosta drove home the run with a ground out to tie the game 2-2.
Bowling Green took their first lead of the game in the sixth inning. Chris Murrill drew a walk to get things started. Tyler Bortnick doubled to left to advance Murrill to third. Then Murrill scored and Bortnick advanced to third on a balk. Bortnick would later score on an error to give the Hot Rods a 4-2 win.
Wilking Rodriguez recorded the win, pitching 6 innings and allowing 2 runs on 2 hits with 6 strikeouts and 2 walks. Matt Stabelfeld followed with a no-hit inning with a strikeout. Kirby Yates got the save with 2 shut-out innings with 3 strikeouts and a walk while allowing 1 hit.
Hot Rods Player of the Game: Wilking Rodriguez; picked up his first win of the season by pitching 6 innings and allowing 2 runs on 2 hits with 6 strikeouts.
RP Top Prospect Watch:
Tyler Bortnick: 1 for 4 with a double and a run scored.
Wilking Rodriguez: 2 runs on 2 hits with 6 strikeouts and 2 walks in 6 innings.
A Look Ahead: The Hot Rods will play Great Lake again on Wednesday night at Bowling Green Ballpark. Kyle Lobstein (0-2, 6.00) will make the start for Bowling Green against Will Savage (1-1, 2.55) for Great Lakes.