Game Preview & Recap

BEES HIT THE ROAD TO TAKE ON BLUE CRABS

In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees hit the road to open a three-game series with the Blue Crabs! First pitch 7:05PM!

Series: Coming into tonight’s series opener, the Bees and Blue Crabs have split the first 14 games of the season series at seven games apiece. These two teams last played on July 28-31 and split the four games of that series at New Britain Stadium.

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

The Bees: New Britain enters this series as one of the hottest teams in the league. The Bees are coming off a four-game sweep of the Ducks at home and have won seven of the past eight games to re-enter the playoff picture in the Liberty Division.

The Opposition: The Blue Crabs have struggled through the 2016 season and own a 42-68 record (16-24 in the second half). The Crabs dropped their most recent series to the Bridgeport Bluefish three games to one at home.

Starters
New Britain- LHP Jarret Leverett (3-6, 3.08) | Southern Maryland- RHP Gaby Hernandez (3-8, 5.06)

Key to the Game: Just Keep Winning- Having won seven of the last eight games, the Bees have moved to just 4.5 games in back of the Liberty Division-leading Bridgeport Bluefish. With just 29 games left in the season, every game carries extra importance for New Britain as the team looks to become the first expansion team in league history to qualify for the playoffs in its first year of play.  

Broadcast: YouTube (youtube.com/NewBritainBees). The game can also be heard on these radio stations, 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: “Here I Go Again”- Whitesnake

 

Bees Buzz: Bees manager Stan Cliburn picked up the 1,600th win of his managerial career in last night’s game against Long Island…As the Bees hit the road for three games, Craig Maddox will look to resume his 20-game road hitting streak (batting .341 during streak)…Jarret Leverett is 2-0 in four games (two starts) with a 1.20 ERA against Southern Maryland this season…

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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