In140CharactersorLess: The Bees return to New Britain to take on the Sugar Land Skeeters tonight! First pitch 6:35PM!
Series: New Britain leads the season series with the Skeeters 7-6, though Sugar Land took two of three in the most recent series between the teams in early July.
Bees’ Tickets: BUY HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES
Promotions: Following the final out of tonight's game, there will be a Pyrotechnics Extravaganza! It is also Comcast Night at New Britain Stadium where fans will be able to meet Scooby Doo and Shaggy, as well as Community Foundation of Greater New Britain- Southington Night!
The Bees: The Bees return home after a brief four-game road trip in which they dropped three of four games to the York Revolution. The Bees begin this seven-game homestand with a 12-22 record in the second half and 48-56 record overall.
The Opposition: Sugar Land enters tonight’s game with the best second half record in the Atlantic League at 21-13. Most recently, the Skeeters swept a three-game series against the Bridgeport Bluefish.
New Britain- RHP Kyle Simon (6-5, 3.18) | Sugar Land- LHP Aaron Thompson (7-3, 3.70)
Key to the Game: Quality Control- Kyle Simon will look to continue the Bees’ string of quality starts against the Skeeters. Bees’ pitchers have tossed quality starts (six innings, three earned runs or less) in each of the last three games against Sugar Land, and the Bees will have to pitch well considering the Skeeters rank third in the league in home runs with 84.
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: “Home”- Michael Buble
Bees Buzz: In his lone start of the season against Sugar Land on June 17, Kyle Simon allowed just two earned runs and struck out three while picking up the win…Craig Maddox enters tonight’s game with a six-game hitting streak…The Bees took two of three games the last time the Skeeters visited New Britain Stadium (June 17-19)…
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.