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BEES AIM FOR THIRD STRAIGHT WIN TONIGHT VS. BLUEFISH

In 140 Characters or Less: Winners of the first two games, the Bees look to make it three straight vs. the Bluefish! First pitch 6:35PM!

Series: The Bees won their second straight game last night by another 5-2 score. After tonight’s game, the two teams finish up their series tomorrow afternoon at 1:35PM.

Bees’ Tickets: BUY HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES

Promotions: 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! Tomorrow is also Boy Scout Night! After the game there will be an all-night campout for the campers!

The Bees: Since June 24, Craig Maddox has reached base in every single game for the Bees, a span of 16 games. In those 16 games, the left-handed hitter from Georgia is batting .276 (16-58) with five runs scored, five RBIs, and six walks. 

The Opposition: The former big league reliever for the Nationals, Yankees and Diamondbacks has made one start this season against New Britain, That outing came back on April 29 in Bridgeport in which he worked five innings and allowed just one run on one hit with five strikeouts in Bridgeport’s 3-1 win.

Starters
New Britain- RHP Brian Dupra (4-1, 3.65) | Bridgeport- RHP Jonathan Albaladejo (7-3, 4.38)

Key to the Game: Dupra vs. Albaladejo, Part II- Tonight’s starting pitchers have squared off once previously this season, with Albaladejo and the Bluefish getting the best of Dupra and the Bees 3-1 on April 29 in Bridgeport. Both pitchers got a no-decision despite both allowing just one run each in five innings of work. Whoever can replicate their success they had on April 29 is most likely to help their team to a win in New Britain tonight.

Broadcast: WDRC AM 1360 (Hartford), WMMW AM 1470 (Meriden), WWCO AM 1240 (Waterbury), WSNG AM 610 (Torrington) and YouTube (youtube.com/NewBritainBees).

Song of the Day: “A Sky Full of Stars”- Coldplay

 

Bees Buzz: After last night’s win, the Bees are now 39-36, putting them three games over .500 for the first time this season…James Skelton has drawn at least one walk in 11 of his last 12 games played…Steve Carrillo is hitting .385 (5-13) with two RBIs over his last five games…

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 tickets@nbbees.com, 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.
 
For more information, please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com
 
 

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