In140CharactersorLess: The Bees look for the 2-1 series edge vs. the Blue Crabs in game three of four! First pitch 6:35PM!
Series: The Blue Crabs evened up both this series and the season series with a 8-2 win last night. After tonight, the Bees wrap up their home schedule against the Blue Crabs this season with a 1:35PM start time on Sunday.
Bees’ Tickets: BUY HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES
Promotions: It is a Social Media Saturday! The hottest ticket in town just got hotter thanks to you. Be the star of the show all night long and tag your ballpark selfies with the hashtag “#ItsBetterWithTheBees” — winners will be picked, re-posted on official team social media accounts, and rewarded with a signed baseball from that game's starting pitcher! Tonight is also our 4th 2016 Collector's Pin Giveaway! The first 1,000 fans through the gates will get the 4th 2016 Collector's Pin of the season. It is also Comcast Night at New Britain Stadium! Come meet Scooby Doo and Shaggy on Comcast Night at New Britain Stadium!
The Bees: Craig Maddox is hitting .394 (15-38) with three extra-base hits and three RBIs during his current nine-game hitting streak, which is his fifth streak of at least seven games during the 2016 season.
The Opposition: Third baseman Bryant Nelson- who is just three hits away from tying the all-time Atlantic League hit record- has picked up at least one hit in 13 of his past 14 games played. During that stretch, the former 44th round pick of the Houston Astros in 1993 is hitting .357 (20-56) with seven RBIs.
New Britain- RHP Nate Roe (0-0, 10.38) | Southern Maryland- RHP Brian Grening (5-4, 3.17)
Key to the Game: Sink, Swim, or Roe- The Bees will get to see Nate Roe in a starting role after joining the Bees as a reliever earlier this month. The Rutgers product spent the first 3.5 seasons of his career pitching in the Can-Am League and has starting experience, starting 21 of his 79 games in the league.
Broadcast: YouTube (youtube.com/NewBritainBees). WDRC AM 1360 (Hartford), WMMW AM 1470 (Meriden), WWCO AM 1240 (Waterbury), and WSNG AM 610 (Torrington). Bees fans can also listen live by visiting www.talkofconnecticut.com.
Song of the Day: “American Saturday Night”- Brad Paisley
Bees Buzz: Jonathan Roof enters tonight’s game with 499 career hits…With two hits last night, Michael Crouse upped his batting average at New Britain Stadium to .355, the highest for a Bee with at least 100 at-bats…Reliever Grady Wood needs just two outs to reach 300 career innings pitched…
About the New Britain Bees
The New Britain Bees are a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play all their home games at the newly renovated New Britain Stadium. For further information or to become a season ticket holder, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 860-826-BEES (2337), or visit NBBees.com.
About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 35 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 800 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment to metropolitan markets serving nearly 15% of the US population.