Hot Rods Reveal 2022 Schedule
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - The Bowling Green Hot Rods, High-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, are excited to reveal their High-A East schedule for the 2022 season. The 132-game schedule includes 66 home games at Bowling Green Ballpark as the Hot Rods also welcome two new opponents to Bowling Green.
The season begins at Bowling Green Ballpark with opening day when the Hot Rods take on the Asheville Tourists (Houston Astros) on April 8. The team will play a three-game series at home April 8-10, before heading out on their first road trip, a six-game series, in Hickory, North Carolina, against the Hickory Crawdads (Texas Rangers)
The team is back at home to renew their rivalry against the Rome Braves (Atlanta Braves), April 19-24, a season after the two teams played 36 times (they play 24 times in 2022). April finishes with the club’s first trip to Brooklyn, taking on the Cyclones (New York Mets) for the first time in franchise history. In May, the Hot Rods host two homestands against new opponents with the Jersey Shore BlueClaws (Philadelphia Phillies) on May 10-15 and Brooklyn coming to town May 24 – 29. The Hot Rods begin the month on the road in Wilmington, Delaware as part of the second leg of their trip to Brooklyn. They also make a trip to Greensboro, North Carolina in the month to play the Greensboro Grasshoppers (Pittsburgh Pirates) May 17-22.
June features back-to-back homestands from June 7-12 against Hickory and June 14-19 against the Winston-Salem Dash (Chicago White Sox) with trips to Rome (May 31 – June 5), the Greenville Drive (Boston Red Sox, June 21 – 26) and end the month on the road against Asheville.
July begins in Asheville before the Hot Rods have a special Monday, the only one of the season, on July 4 to open a six-game series against Hickory. Bowling Green goes back on the road for six games in Rome July 12-17, before a four-game break July 18-21. Following the off time, Asheville is back in town for a short three-game series July 22-24 prior to the Hot Rods hitting the road again for six games with Greenville.
August starts off with another series against Greensboro, this time at Bowling Green Ballpark August 2-7. Following the Monday off-day The Hot Rods play their lone August road series in Winston-Salem against the Dash August 9-14. BG returns home August 16-28 with two six-game series against the Greenville Drive and Rome Braves.
The Hot Rods start a road series to end August against Asheville (August 30-September 4) but end the season at home again with six games against the Greensboro Grasshoppers, September 6-11. Minor League Baseball will release a potential playoff format and schedule at a later date.
The Hot Rods wrap up their 2021 regular season with six games against the Wilmington Blue Rocks which continues tomorrow, Thursday, September 16, with a 6:36 PM CT first pitch.
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