Hot Rods Take Series Over South Bend Cubs

June 14, 2016

"We are trying to put all the pieces together," Ruiz said. "Even if we don't make (in the first half) we would like to take some momentum (going into) the second half." 

"He was doing a good job in extended spring training and he earned the promotion here," Ruiz said. "I saw him play in spring training and he did a great job. He was a little hurt, but now he's 100 percent. Hopefully he is going to help us win some games."

 

June 10 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods center fielder Zacrey Law (6) during a MiLB game between the South Bend Cubs vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

June 10 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods pitcher Blake Bivens (38) in the stretch during a MiLB game between the South Bend Cubs vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

June 10 2016 South Bend Cubs pitcher Preston Morrison (19) during a MiLB game between the South Bend Cubs vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

June 10 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods pitcher Blake Bivens (38) during a MiLB game between the South Bend Cubs vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

June 10 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods right fielder Angel Perez (24) just misses being tagged out during a MiLB game between the South Bend Cubs vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

June 10 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods shortstop Michael Russell (22) slide into how safe during a MiLB game between the South Bend Cubs vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

June 10 2016 South Bend Cubs pitcher Craig Brooks (3) closes the game out during a MiLB game between the South Bend Cubs vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

June 10 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods pitcher Tyler Brashears (15) rates back during a MiLB game between the South Bend Cubs vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

June 10 2016 #-D fireworks after the game during a MiLB game between the South Bend Cubs vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

June 11 2016 South Bend Cubs second baseman Carlos Sepulveda (2) slides into home safe during a MiLB game between the South Bend Cubs vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

June 11 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods second baseman Jake Cronenworth (2) makes nice play on the ball during a MiLB game between the South Bend Cubs vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

June 11 2016 South Bend Cubs second baseman Bryant Flete (13) during a MiLB game between the South Bend Cubs vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

June 11 2016 South Bend Cubs pitcher Casey Bloomquist (33) in the stretch during a MiLB game between the South Bend Cubs vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

June 11 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods pitcher Taylor Hawkins (10) throws the knuckle ball during a MiLB game between the South Bend Cubs vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

June 11 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods center fielder Zacrey Law (6) makes a great diving catch during a MiLB game between the South Bend Cubs vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

June 11 2016 South Bend Cubs pitcher John Williamson (20) means serious business during a MiLB game between the South Bend Cubs vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

June 11 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods second baseman Brandon Lowe (5) tries to cut off the throw during a MiLB game between the South Bend Cubs vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

June 12 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods pitcher Michael Velasquez (9) during a MiLB game between the South Bend Cubs vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky. Hot Rods clinch series, Down Cubs 6-0 (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

June 12 2016 South Bend Cubs pitcher Carson Sands (9) coming at the batter during a MiLB game between the South Bend Cubs vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky. Hot Rods clinch series, Down Cubs 6-0 (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

June 12 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods third baseman Peter Maris (1) scoops up the grounder during a MiLB game between the South Bend Cubs vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky. Hot Rods clinch series, Down Cubs 6-0 (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

June 12 2016 South Bend Cubs hitting coach Guillermo Martinez (18) makes the over the shoulder catch during a MiLB game between the South Bend Cubs vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky. Hot Rods clinch series, Down Cubs 6-0 (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

June 12 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods shortstop Michael Russell (22) fouls a ball off his foot during a MiLB game between the South Bend Cubs vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky. Hot Rods clinch series, Down Cubs 6-0 (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

June 12 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods shortstop Michael Russell (22) is met and given high fives for the HR during a MiLB game between the South Bend Cubs vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky. Hot Rods clinch series, Down Cubs 6-0 (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

June 12 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods left fielder Manny Sanchez (17) makes a leaping catch at the wall during a MiLB game between the South Bend Cubs vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky. Hot Rods clinch series, Down Cubs 6-0 (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

June 12 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods left fielder Manny Sanchez (17) has a show cast on the wall during a MiLB game between the South Bend Cubs vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky. Hot Rods clinch series, Down Cubs 6-0 (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

June 12 2016 South Bend Cubs pitcher Scott Effross (32) has just enough light to shine on his face during a MiLB game between the South Bend Cubs vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky. Hot Rods clinch series, Down Cubs 6-0 (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

June 12 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods manager Reinaldo Ruiz (19) high five's Bowling Green Hot Rods third baseman Kevin Padlo (11) after winning it's second game during a MiLB game between the South Bend Cubs vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky. Hot Rods clinch series, Down Cubs 6-0 (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)