Bowling Green, KY - Dylan Floro did not allow a run in 6.2 innings, leading the Bowling Green Hot Rods (60-41, 22-11) to a 2-0 win on the road against the Great Lakes Loons (48-55, 21-12) on Thursday night. The Hot Rods offense scored twice in the first inning for the only runs for either team on the night. The win, which is also the Hot Rods 11th shutout of the season, places the Bowling Green back atop the Eastern Division second half standings.
Andrew Toles doubled during the first at bat of the game and scored two pitches later when Leonardo Reginatto singled him home. Reginatto later came into score in the inning when Luke Maile reached first base on a throwing error from Loons shortstop Corey Seager. The low throw at first base allowed Reginatto to score from second.
Throughout the remainder of the game, the Hot Rods had plenty of chances to add to their lead. Unable to do so, the Bowling Green offense finished the night 1-11 with runners in scoring position.
Floro proved Thursday night that the Hot Rods didn't need to add any insurance as his 6.2 scoreless frames not only give him his team-leading eighth win of the season, but it lowered his Midwest League-leading ERA to 1.68. Marcus Jensen inherited a Floro runner at first base in the seventh inning but didn't allow the Loons to score as he recorded the final seven outs of the game for his third save of the season.