Suwinski tallies only hit at TinCaps steamrolled by Hot Rods

BOWLING GREEN, Kent. –  TinCaps starting pitcher Logan Allen set a career high for strikeouts with eight, but Fort Wayne faltered against the Bowling Green Hot Rods (Tampa Bay Rays), 3-0, at Bowling Green Ballpark in the opener of their three-game series.

The Hot Rods (5-3) plated the game’s first run in the fourth inning and added two more in the seventh. A pair of unlikely suspects did the damage to the TinCaps. In the fourth, it was a two-out RBI single to right field from Josh Lowe, who had been 0-for-17 on the season. In the seventh, it was Lucius Fox, who was 3-for-20 beforehand. Fox singled up the middle with the infield drawn in to plate two.

Allen (L) went five innings and yielded only three hits, a walk, and a hit-batter. In 15 appearances with Fort Wayne in 2016, his high for strikeouts was five. Allen, 19, is rated as the No. 19 prospect in San Diego’s farm system by

The TinCaps (2-6) drew five walks on the night, but didn’t collect their first hit until the eighth when center fielder Jack Suwinski laced a two-out single to center. The 18-year-old also drew a walk, raising his on-base percentage to .393 through six games.

Brock Burke (W) walked five, yet worked six no-hit innings for the Hot Rods, while Roel Ramirez (S) closed it out.

Next Game

Friday, April 14 @ Bowling Green (7:35 p.m.)

– TinCaps Probable Starter: RHP Austin Smith

– Hot Rods Probable Starter: RHP Peter Bayer

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